Process for Selecting Materials

Once a resource is suggested, the Collection Coordinator reviews it for basic relevancy and readability, and checks to insure that it meets the LINCS General Selection Criteria (see below). Then the Coordinator sends it on to a team of 2 reviewers on the Core Knowledge Group, who review it independently using a rubric based on the Program Leadership and Improvement Special Collection Criteria (see below). If both reviewers recommend the document, it is then added to the special collection. In the case of one reviewer recommending the document and the other not recommending it, the document is sent out to a third reviewer who reviews it independently using the same criteria.

Selection Criteria

All resources included in this collection are expected to meet LINCS General Selection Criteria. All resources included in the LINCS Program Leadership and Improvement Special Collection are also reviewed using the following specific selection criteria:

  1. Content is relevant to program leadership and improvement.
  2. Content includes models, tools, strategies, perspectives/beliefs, or other related resources.
  3. Content includes:
    • Rationale for the development of the resource and/or
    • Data that documents the research and development of the resource and/or
    • Data that documents the use and effectiveness of the resource and its impact on improving program outcomes
  4. Document shows a clear indication of the context in which the resource was developed and the contexts in which it might be used. In the case of those resources developed outside the field of adult education, a rationale for applying to the field will be provided by the core knowledge group.



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