Engagement in Evaluation

Engagement in Evaluation: A Checklist for Positive Practice

The involvement of users and carers in higher education and research is varied across the UK. This checklist can be used to evaluate how well users and carers are embedded in higher education and can be used to measure progress over time if required.

  Yes Sometimes No

1. Are service users and carers engaged in any way involved in theĀ  educational activities of your organisation?

yes sometimes no

a. Are they involved in teaching?

yes sometimes no

b. Are they involved in assessment of students?

yes sometimes no

c. Are they involved in curriculum development?

yes sometimes no

d. Are they involved in consultation?

yes sometimes no

e. Are they involved in staff devolvement and training?

yes sometimes no

f. Are they involved in policy making ?

yes sometimes no

g. Other Areas of involvement (describe)?

yes sometimes no

2. Are service users engaged in any way in the research activities of your organisation?

yes sometimes no

a. Do service users and carers drive the research undertaken?

yes sometimes no

b. Do service users and carers act as co-applicants on grant applications?

yes sometimes no

c. Are service users and carers supported to conduct research?

yes sometimes no

d. Are service user and carers ever co-authors on published articles?

yes sometimes no

e. Are service users and carers ever co-presenters at conferences or worktops?

yes sometimes no

3. Do you have any guidelines to support service user and carer involvement?

yes   no

4. Do you have any policies to support service user and carer involvement?

yes   no

5. Do you have any recruitment packs for potential service users and carers?

yes   no

6. Are service users and carers engaged in the recruitment and selection of students?

yes sometimes no

7. Are service users and carers engaged in the interviewing of students?

yes sometimes no

8. Is there an identified person responsible for service user and carer involvement and development in your organisation?

yes   no

9. Do you have flexible approaches for payment to those service users and carers?

yes sometimes no

10. Do you have educational resources that involve service users and carers?

yes   no

a. Videos

yes   no

b. Training Packs

yes   no

c. Case Studies

yes   no

d. Other Resources?

yes   no

11. Do you provide free training opportunities for service users and carers?

yes sometimes no

a. On a regular basis?

yes   no

b. Have service users contributed to the development of the training?

yes sometimes no

c. Do service users and carers help to facilitate this training?

yes sometimes no

d. Do participants receive a certificate of attendance?

yes sometimes no

12. Do you have dedicated funding to support service users and carer activities Within your organisation?

yes sometimes no

13. Do you have service user and carer pages on your website?

yes sometimes no

14. Do you audit the service user and carer involvement in your organisation?

yes sometimes no

a. Frequency?

yes sometimes no

b. Quality

yes sometimes no

c. Nature?

yes sometimes no

d. Participation experiences?

yes sometimes no

15. Do service users and carers feature on your marketing material?

yes sometimes no

16. Are service users and carers engaged in the marketing activities of your organisation?

yes sometimes no

17. Do service users and carers have the opportunity to meet up as a group on a regular basis?

yes sometimes no

18. How might you best use this checklist to benefit your organisation

     

a. How might the results of the checklist support the development of any strategy?

     

b. How might the results of the checklist help you to monitor/ audit developments?

     

c. How might this checklist initiate proactive opportunities?

     

d. Will the results of this checklist be available on any public forum (e.g.website)?

     

e. How might you involve service users and carers in working with the results of this checklist?