Science History Institute

Log Number: MA-40-19-0312-19

The Science History Institute will build an institutional culture of evaluation by providing a series of training, mentoring, and coaching opportunities for multi-departmental staff and members of the museum's board. An external evaluation firm will design and deliver a series of workshops addressing outcomes-based program design and evaluation and assessment practices as tools for broadening institutional impact, encouraging risk-taking, and supporting collaboration. The museum will record and edit the training sessions to create a training library, ensuring that new staff and board members have access to this work as part of their onboarding process. Project outcomes will include enhanced skills at all levels of the organization in defining, measuring, and reporting on programmatic impact, adoption of outcomes-based program design and evaluation, and new institutional structures for aligning resources with effective projects.