Theory of Change evaluation approach is being used for the Fellowship. This approach tells the story of the Fellowship and documents how it changes. The Theory of Change Framework draws on the work of Hart, Diercks-O'Brien and Powell (2009) and includes five elements:

  1. Current drivers for change
  2. Enabling factors and resources
  3. Activities (process) linked to outputs (products)
  4. Intended outcomes (change that occurs)
  5. Longer term outcomes 

Theory of Change evaluation frameworks for the Fellowship:

The Fellowship has evolved thanks to several unanticipated opportunities. First, the topic attracted interest from broad areas of teaching, which has allowed the focus to be extended to disciplines beyond just the sciences. Second, with the collaboration with Patrick Crookes on the 2016 Transforming Practice Programme (TPP) themed on students as partners, plans for pilot activities have been revised to include participants in the TPP. Third, the development of an Australian Students as Partners Network with international links expanded with the opportunity for Kelly to become co-editor for the new International Journal for Students as Partners (IJSaP) and co-facilitator at the International Students as Partners Summer Institute hosted at McMaster University, Canada in 2016 and 2017. 

The Fellowship evaluator is Mick Healey, an international expert on students as partners