The assessment strategies proposed by SJLR Solutions are particularly impressive and have the potential to generate valuable data that will be important in evaluating the project’s impact on accessibility and inclusion not only at the Whitney, but also for other museums to follow.
Field Reviewer Comment, IMLS Peer Review
I have always valued the input of evaluators; however, Sheri’s insight in project planning and implementation,combined with her deep knowledge of effective instruments significantly improves the outcomes of a project. I especially value her ability to thoughtfully communicate with participants throughout the data collection process.
Karen Peterson, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, The National Girls Collaborative and The Connectory
Sheri transformed our approach to evaluation. Sheri presented the multi-pronged value of evaluation to the team at Intrepid. She then built an internal evaluation team and worked with Museum departments to build awareness and understanding of systematizing institutional evaluation processes and how it would benefit the Museum and our funders. I particularly valued Sheri’s implementation of Museum-wide evidence-based practices to aid our decision making. Data collected and synthesized by Sheri’s team allowed our institution to have positive shifts in funder feedback, staff engagement and grant awards based on Sheri’s expansion of the Museum’s evaluation capacity.
Susan Marenoff-Zausner, President, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum