Understanding the impact of OFFA’s approach to using evidence to promote effective practice in access and participation
This project will evaluate how far the activities of OFFA’s Evidence and Effective Practice function have successfully met the aims of the OFFA Evidence Strategy.
Why do we need to do this?
It will help us understand how and why OFFA’s approach and activities affect different key stakeholders, to help us improve what we do.
What has happened so far?
We issued an invitation to tender in early September 2017 and, at the end of the same month, appointed Nursaw Associates to carry out this work.
Since then Nursaw Associates have:
- analysed 20 institutions’ access agreements (from 2013-4 to 2018-9), to understand changes in behaviour following key publications and announcements from the Evidence and Effective Practice team
- surveyed institutions and external partners (where appropriate) to understand their perceptions
- interviewed institutions from the breadth of the sector, three research teams and three external bodies, to understand their attitudes, how the Evidence and Effective Practice function may or may not influence them, and any attitudinal and behavioural change.
What is happening now?
Nursaw Associates are now developing a report for publication in early 2018, which we will use to inform future practice.
Want more information?
Contact Beth Isaac, Evidence and Effective Practice Manager (0117 931 7482, email@example.com)