Name
Process Evaluation of the University of Calgary’s Campus Mental Health Strategy
Date & Time
Thursday, August 12, 2021, 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
Description

The aim of this process evaluation was to better understand the implementation of the Campus Mental Health Strategy (CMHS) at the University of Calgary. Two data gathering approaches for the current evaluation were utilized for the current project. A survey was distributed to (n=55) individuals involved with the CMHS to gather information related to their understanding and feedback on the implementation of the strategy. In addition, fourteen semi-structured interviews conducted with Committee and subcommittee members. Information collected from the interviews was coded into categories that described different aspects of the CMHS and the implementation committee. All interviews were audio recorded and transcribed. Categorization as a qualitative data analysis tool was used to group the data based on patterns identified in the interviews. An inductive and deductive thematic approach was used throughout the coding process. Different areas of strength and need were identified through this process evaluation and recommendations were developed.

Learning Objective 1:
Gain understanding of how process evaluation can inform program implementation
Learning Objective 2:
Improve knowledge in conducting process evaluation
Learning Objective 3:
Gather insight on evaluation methodologies
Theme
Evaluation, Research, Assessment
Session Type
Presentation
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