Compliance & Oversight

Project Evaluation

To maintain the highest level of quality, the SCATE Center undergoes periodic evaluation to provide qualitative and quantitative data on the effectiveness of the program, areas for improvement, and constant evaluation for the National Science Foundation (NSF).


Evaluation of the SCATE Center and Mentor-Connect project is performed by an external evaluator. The evaluator is responsible for assessing the progress toward goals listed in proposal and strategic plan as well as evaluating evidence of broader impacts for the project. The evaluator also accesses the effectiveness of diversity, workforce, and outreach efforts and then finally determines if changes or adjustments are required within the project to achieve the stated goals and objectives. See below dissemination material that has been created based on analysis from the evaluator and personnel.

The Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) is comprised of documents relating to the National Science Foundation's proposal and award process for the assistance programs of NSF. The PAPPG, in conjunction with NSF's Grant General Conditions, serves as the Foundation's implementation of 2 CFR § 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. If the PAPPG and NSF Grant Conditions are silent on a specific area covered by 2 CFR § 200, the requirements specified in 2 CFR § 200 must be followed.

Annual Report to the NSF

Annual Report to the NVC

ATE Impact Books

National Visiting Committee (NVC)

The SCATE Center NVC was a group of advisors that worked with the National Center and NSF to help us achieve our goals and objectives. They provided and continue to provide advice and feedback of the projects within the SCATE Center. The NSF grant supporting the SCATE Center at Florence Darlington Technical College officially expired in 2018 the NVC Committee members have remained as dedicated friends. They continue to provide advice to the project staff and serve as advocates for effective projects. See the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program’s NVC Handbook.

(Photographed from left to right) Mr. Donald McCoy, Mr. Arthur Smith, Dr. Eileen Lewis, Sheila Forte-Trammel, Dr. Richard Hinckley, Chair and (not pictured) Ms. Ledy Garcia-Eckstein


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DUE-1003733. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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