“Types of Evaluation”
University of Grantham
Evaluating Results & Benefits
Dr. Jacqueline Carrau
Apr 28, 2013
Types of Evaluation
For reference in this assignment, the evaluation process of the United States Marine Corps’ operational readiness will be used. This evaluation is referred to as the Commanding General’s Inspection Program (CGIP). This is accomplished through a separate entity within the Marine Corps with the sole purpose of conducting evaluations on all units within the Marine Corps on a biennial basis (every two years). The operational readiness in reference is further delineated by functional areas to be inspected. Prior to understanding the functional areas, one must first understand the purpose of the inspection program and who has oversight of the program.
The primary purpose of conducting these evaluations is to reinforce the importance of combat readiness, evaluate the critical areas essential for mission performance, and serve as a tool for commands to assess their units. The concept is conducting these evaluations is to provide short and no-notice evaluations in order to minimize wasted preparation time and provide an accurate assessment of day-to-day readiness. The evaluations will; respect and uphold the commander's authority and foster a climate of trust and confidence; focus on unit mission; be positive and provide productive learning experiences for those personnel inspected; attempt to identify the root cause of problems, particularly those which are beyond the ability of the unit commander to solve.; and include follow-up evaluations and resolution of problems that are beyond the ability of the inspected command/unit to solve. (Garza)
The evaluation division (personnel conducting the evaluation) will provide the following:
1. Evaluate, biennially, within the Unit Inspection Program (UIP), those independent units and...