Evaluation Methods

The LMRCSC program is evaluated by several rigorous internal and external mechanisms designed to ensure that Center and its students meet high standards and that the research conducted by the Center is of excellent quality and directly relevant to the priorities of the NOAA Fisheries Service. The Center also conducts self-evaluation by its students and scientists who mentor LMRCSC undergraduates during internships.

The LMRCSC  will retain The College of Exploration (TCOE) to provide external evaluation and systems analysis support to the LMRCSC. Dr. Tina Bishop and Dr. Howard Walters, who lead the external evaluation team, are well-experienced and well-regarded nationally for their expertise with large scale and systems-level project evaluation and assessment in STEM areas, having designed and implemented evaluation projects together and separately for ever two decades. Additionally, Mr. Peter Tuddenham has significant national and international recognition and efforts in the area of systems science and systems analysis research.

Tina Bishop, Ph.D.
External Evaluator
College of Exploration

Howard Walters, Ph.D.
External Evaluator
College of Exploration

NOAA Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center
University of Maryland Eastern Shore (Lead Institution)
(410) 651-7870
Award numbers: FY 2016 Award #NA16SEC4810007 
Funding Agency: NOAA Educational Partnership Program with Minority-Serving Institutions (EPP/MSI)

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