EPI was contracted to develop and implement a comprehensive plan for analysis and formative assessment of the Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language (UISFL), Business and International Education (BIE), and National Resource Centers (NRC) Programs. The UISFL, BIE and NRC programs are authorized under Title VI of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, and were subsequently reauthorized under the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) in August 2008. The grantees that are to be reviewed for this assessment are the Fiscal Year (FY) 2000 – 2008 awardees. For the project, EPI will work closely with staff from the Department of Education's program on International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) to conduct focus groups and/or individual interviews with various stakeholders; refine, pilot, and administer surveys to project directors; analyze annual reports from grantees; convene meetings with Technical Advisory Groups; conduct thorough formative assessments; develop sustainable evaluation strategies; and familiarize IFLE staff with the evaluation design.
Period of Performance: October 2011 to November 2012.