Tracking and Evaluation

The primary goal of the Evaluation and Tracking team is to provide rigorous, high quality, timely feedback on both performance and outcomes for the Weill Cornell Clinical Translational Science Center (CTSC). As internal evaluators, the Evaluation key function provides crucial input regarding the management of the CTSC and offers a major source of feedback to their colleagues at CTSC. The Evaluation and Tracking team is engaged in a full range of evaluation activities in concert with all CTSC key functions using methods that range from fundamental evaluation techniques to emerging cutting edge methods and metrics.

In order to evaluate this highly complex, multi-institutional center, the evaluation team has launched a comprehensive series of approaches, from process and implementation monitoring to the assessment of CTSC outputs and outcomes. CTSC evaluation and tracking is designed around three primary components:

  • Evaluation Projects: an array of mixed-methods evaluation approaches to cover the full range of CTSC activities and goals
  • Milestones and Tracking: a uniform graphic measure used by all key functions to list their program goals and to track yearly progress
  • National Evaluation Leadership: roles in all three CTSA evaluation steering committee & workgroups — Definitions and Operationalization, Shared Resources and Social Network Analysis