Program Evaluation for Global Language Centers

TIRF offers its Program Evaluation for Global Language Centers to organizations around the world. The Foundation will evaluate the current status of a language center relative to the vision and mission of the university and/or the parent organization. TIRF Trustees recommend to language centers a strategic plan and best practices for its structure, program management, curricula and extra-curricular activities, course offerings, professional development, teaching materials, teaching methodologies, and testing and assessment efforts.

The goal of this type of service is to equip language center students with high levels of communicative competence, both oral and written, when completing their studies, while ensuring language centers are efficiently and effectively operated.

Through a multi-day site visit at the client’s organization, TIRF’s team of evaluators will work with the partnering organization to review the following areas:

1

Leadership

4

Strategic Planning

7

Organizational Structure

10

Staffing

13

Program Management

2

Website Content And Marketing

5

Curricular Issues

8

Course Offerings

11

Faculty Collaboration

14

Extracurricular Activities

3

Teaching Methodologies

6

Assessment Tools and Procedures

9

Professional Development Opportunities

12

Teacher Evaluation Mechanisms

Prior to the site visit, TIRF’s evaluation team will work with the client’s leadership to (1) collect and review information about the organization; (2) learn about the organization’s goals for the program review; and (3) make plans for the site visit.

Upon completion of the site visit, TIRF will produce a report for the organization in a coherent format of each of the areas reviewed. Each area reviewed will be addressed in the report through (1) citing the observations made; (2) detailing any challenges that may have been discovered; and (3) providing recommendations for improvement.

To read about TIRF’s review of the Center for Language Education at the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) in Shenzhen, China, click here. For further information, please write to info@tirfonlne.org for more information.