NCSE Customized Academic Program Evaluation and Consulting Services
NCSE is the premier organization for insight into the rapidly evolving fields of interdisciplinary environmental and sustainability (IES) education. Its comprehensive research program, close ties with IES program leaders across the nation through the Council of Environmental Deans and Directors and the Council of Energy Research and Education Leaders, and in-depth work with clients at colleges and universities both large and small provide unequalled data and expertise for a myriad of custom tailored consulting services designed to help program leaders advance their environmental and sustainability programs. Services include:
- Comparative assessment of your academic program(s) and programs at peer institutions regionally and nationally. These services provide understanding of how your programs compare to those as selected peer institutions and to similar programs across the U.S.
- Strategic program assessment that highlight effective and innovative strategies for positioning and advancing your program(s) in the national IE and sustainability education landscape. These services include recommendations on:
~ Administrative program location, management, and structure
~ Overall institutional positioning and opportunities
- Insights into curriculum and program design, including degree programs and integrating sustainability across the curriculum. These services are tailored to institutional needs and include:
~ Workshops and tailored empirical processes to facilitate and support decision making.
~ Recommendations for new programs (including proposal review) and revisions to existing programs.
The services are significantly for NCSE University Affiliates. Please contact Shirley Vincent, Director of Education Research at firstname.lastname@example.org or 918-629-5143 for a customized quote or more information on how NCSE’s research and data can help you competitively position your program in the national IE and sustainability education landscape.
Testimonials from Clients
"[Shirley’s] report has put our programs into a national context and has provided us with benchmarks that relate our program to the national norms. And, more specifically, it has allowed us to compare our programs to those of our aspirational peer institutions. The detailed quantitative analysis made the document especially compelling and useful in discussions with faculty and other UD administrators." Nancy Targett – Dean, College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, University of Delaware
“Your analysis has helped us understand the relative position of our programs with respect to each other as well as with respect to other integrated environmental degree programs in the U.S. I expect the data and analyses in your report to be of great value to us.” John Graham – Dean, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University-Bloomington
“Your cogent analysis of opportunities and challenges provided us with significant data with which to collectively plan for our future as the Environmental Campus of the UMass system…The service you provided to our programs is tremendous…” Robyn Hannigan – Chair, Environmental, Earth and Ocean Sciences Department, University of Massachusetts-Boston
"As a long term consultant, prior to working in the academic community, I am thoroughly impressed with Shirley's technical skills, timeliness, and ability to stay focused on what is needed for the unique situation at hand. Shirley's professionalism and kind demeanor made a complex and sometimes controversial process easier than one might otherwise find. We owe much of our current progress to [Shirley and NCSE]". Daniel Carter – Director, Environmental Studies Program, University of the South at Sewanee
“Your recent evaluation and assessment of the Tufts University Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies Program was invaluable. We have already started to act upon your recommendations….your assessment is being incorporated into our strategic plan.” Colin Orians – Director, Environmental Studies Program, Tufts University