The purpose of this evaluation report is to provide an overview of the design and implementation of the WCE initiative and a summary of internal evaluation findings. The report provides some findings drawn from the six partner remote Indigenous communities. It is to be noted that this is report is based on the findings of an internal developmental evaluation process.
The WCE initiative ‘developmental’ evaluation process was not a true ‘developmental evaluation’ as outlined by Patton (2011). Refer to Chapter 4 regarding the WCE initiative’s attempt to implement a developmental evaluation.
Outline of this report
Chapter 1 describes the WCE initiative objectives and the purpose of this report.
Chapter 2 provides an overview of the WCE initiative, its design, establishment and implementation phases.
Chapter 3 outlines the WCE initiative evaluation design, approach, methods and process.
Chapter 4 summarises key learnings relating to WCE initiative design, approaches, methods and processes.
Chapter 5 reflects on achievements of the WCE initiative.
Chapter 6 outlines some positive developments and opportunities that emerged as a result of WCE implementation.
Chapter 7 describes the limitations of this evaluation.
Chapter 8 puts forward recommendations for future research, policy and programs in relation to higher education for remote Indigenous communities.
Chapter 9 provides a conclusion to this evaluation report.
Useful Evaluation Guidelines and Framework to read
To help produce these evaluation reports, WCE used tools developed by Cat Street, WCE Evaluation Coordinator, to collect, analyse and reflect on all the data gathered through interviews, photos, videos, conferences, metaphors, etc. These documents are now available to you to read and use: