- The impact of researcher development activity
- Evaluation step-by-step guide
- Step 4 - Prioritisation
Step 4 - Prioritisation
There will always be a lot of evaluation that could be done. Ensure that you prioritise based upon what impact is of most importance to your key stakeholders and what is most important to you as a practitioner. Ideally evaluation should investigate the impact of activity and be capable of enhancing provision in the future.
A good approach is design and evaluate provision based upon the strategic aims of the institution.
For example, the University of Leeds has a strategic aim to Growing Research Income and Performance' (GRIP). This is embedded in the aims of researcher development activities, ‘to enable researchers to develop their research performance, employability, professionalism and engagement with society' which in turn leads to targeted provision e.g. ‘Grant Writing Action Learning Sets' ‘Project Managing Your Research Degree' etc. Evaluation can then determine the impact of provision on the aim to grow research income and performance.