Welcome to Mentor-Connect’s Resource Library. The purpose of this library is to provide a comprehensive, interactive collection of resources that can be utilized by STEM faculty, administrators, grant writers, mentors, mentees, etc. to further serve the goal of Mentor-Connect to advance technician education and leadership development by supporting potential, current, and former grantees of the NSF ATE program.

The library contains print resources, webinars, and links to other helpful sites. Users will find the most current grant proposal guides and updates from the NSF, webinars conducted by Mentor-Connect for all aspects of grant writing, sample documents provided by former and current grantees, and a large supply of informational articles.

These resources are provided free of charge for non-commercial purposes only. Each resource contains a record with its sharing permissions. The resources that are in the public domain may be used without restriction. The resources marked “Attribution—Non-commercial—Share Alike” may be used non-commercially as they are or changed by the user, as long as the user credits the author and licenses new creations under the identical terms. Resources marked “Unknown” were provided to Mentor-Connect without an existing fair use statement. Please contact these providers whenever possible to determine permissions.

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View Resource Webinar: Small-Scale Evaluation 2018

This webinar is titled "Evaluation Basics for non-Evaluators."  It contains information about the evaluation process involved in managing an ATE grant.  The webinar uses a fictional grantee and addresses the evaluation process as she goes through it. The webinar covers such issues as how to choose an evaluator, how evaluation helps a grantee reach his or her goals, and how to fill out forms needed...

View Resource Budget Tutorial 2018

This 19-page tutorial will guide you through the development of budgets and budget justifications for proposals submitted to the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education Program, focusing specifically on the category called Small Grants for Institutions New to ATE. The information is based on the 2018 Mentor-Connect budget webinar, which is available as a recording in...

View Resource Webinar: Preparing a Budget and Budget Justification for Your NSF ATE Program 2018

The purpose of this hour-and-a-half webinar is to help those who have not been funded by NSF to develop fundable proposals.  Topics include how to prepare a budget for your NSF ATE grant, what to include in each budget category, how to prepare a budget justification, how to align the budget and project description, and how to avoid common errors. Documents accompanying this webinar are the...

View Resource Checklist for Program Evaluation Report Content

This six-page checklist identifies and describes the elements of an evaluation report. This checklist is strictly focuses on the content of long-form technical evaluation reports. The document comprises both a detailed explanation of the parts of the report as well as a one-page list of the parts at the end.  

View Resource Introducing the Checklist of Program Evaluation Report Content by Kelly Robertson and Lori Wingate

This article is an announcement of the creation of a checklist to provide practical guidance about what should go in a traditional evaluation report—the most common means of communicating evaluation results. The checklist not only lists key elements of evaluation reports, but it also defines these elements and explains why they are relevant to an evaluation report. Several evaluation experts...