Evaluation Unit (EVAL) - current projects

Course evaluation for post graduate education courses 

Aim and Scope

The Evaluation Unit has from the spring semester 2016 the assignment to run course and activity evaluations for post graduate education. This includes sending out the questionnaires; assist with consultations regarding possible additional questions; compiling the answers to reports that will be used for feedback to participants and course organizers, linked in the course catalogue and sent to central administrative officers for quality assurance.  

Funder and/or Steering Group

The Board of Research Education (KI)

Project Manager 

Per Palmgren 

Exit poll

Aim and Scope

The aim of the project is to develop a mandatory exit poll for programs on undergraduate level at KI. The exit poll will investigate students’ retrospective experiences of their education when graduating as well as their perceptions of the degree to which they have achieved the intended  learning outcomes of the program.

Funder and/or Steering Group

The Board of Education

Project Manager

Anna Bonnevier 

Evaluation of the collaboration between the Mayo Clinic and Karolinska Institutet

Collaboration between the Mayo Clinic and Karolinska Institutet began in 1992. A formal agreement was celebrated in 2011, and the collaboration has expanded to include many areas of joint scientific, academic, and clinical interests. An annual symposium is held altering between Stockholm and Rochester. The collaboration sponsors a joint competitive annual travel award program to promote short-term travel between institutions to plan or conduct collaborative interactions, they also sponsor competitive project grants as mechanism to build collaborative strength toward national and international project funding. In preparation for the upcoming renewal of the collaboration between the two institutions the Collaboration Steering Committee initiated a program evaluation process of which results will inform the application process. The evaluation is conducted 2016 by Terese Stenfors-Hayes PhD, Director of Evaluation Unit at KI and Katrin Frimannsdottir PhD, Associate Director of Program Evaluation in Education at Mayo Clinic. 

Follow-up on patient-safety education

Aim and Scope

The aim of the project is to evaluate the effects of patient safety training in terms of safety culture, improvements and reported deviations. The project will identify good practice for training implementation in organizations to reach maximum effects.

Funder and/or Steering Group

Stockholm County Council

Project Management Team

Karin Pukk Härenstam, Terese Stenfors-Hayes and Linda Sturesson (KI)

Maintenance, development and data management of first cycle and second cycle course evaluation questionnaires at Karolinska Institutet 

Aim and Scope

It is mandatory, from the spring semester 2016, for all the first and second cycle courses at Karolinska Institutet to use the same five questions in their course questionnaires (the five questions are specified in the Action plan for quality evaluation of first cycle and second cycle education at Karolinska Institutet). This is an ongoing project that includes maintaining and manage data from all first cycle and second cycle course evaluations. Analyses of the data will be presented internally and externally.  

Funder and/or Steering Group

The Board of Higher Education at Karolinska Institutet 

Project Management Team

Louise Bergman, Aleksandra Sjöström Bujacz, Terese Stenfors-Hayes, Anna Bonnevier and Linda Sturesson

Program specific course evaluation reports

Aim and Scope

The aim of this project is to help the programmes at KI to implement the new standardised course evaluation process. Each programme gets a chance to once during 2016-2017 have a programme specific course evaluation report made for them if they fulfil certain requirements. We help analyse the programmes’ process as it is today and the results from the programmes’ course evaluation questionnaires for one semester. We evaluate what in the process and questionnaire can be made better, and what parts of courses and the programmes as a whole can be improved. This will be a help in the programmes’ work with their quality plans.

Funder and/or Steering Group

The Board of Higher Education at Karolinska Institutet

Project Management Team

Louise Bergman and Terese Stenfors-Hayes

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