The 2004 site referred to a tool available from an external website that is no longer in existence. The following though provides an outline of what such tool might seek to do.
This tool is written for the leader
of any policy, strategy, initiative, project, event, resource
or class; generically, any venture; intended to increase student
employability. It describes necessary steps to monitor and evaluate
the progress and attainment of the venture.
However, the tool will work best if it is used, not just by the leader, but openly
and collaboratively by the whole team engaged in the venture. It works just as
well for particular parts of a venture as for the venture as whole. It suggests
an approach to goal setting, goal clarification, monitoring and evaluation which
will, as well providing clear goals and sound monitoring and evaluation, help
the team to work together very productively, in pursuit of explicit shared goals.
It provides productive questions to answer. (Some of these questions are placed
in boxes, but the size of the boxes does not indicate the likely length of your
This tool will help you to:
A. Define or clarify the purposes of ventures intended to enhance graduate employability
(or indeed intended to do many other things, though I shall concentrate here
on developing graduate employability).
B. Plan how to monitor and evaluate the success of the venture.
In a little more detail, it suggests that you:
1. Define the intended ultimate outcomes, the particular effects that your venture
is indeed to achieve, including an account of the people through whom these outcomes
will be attained. Express these outcomes in the most concrete and observable
2. Determine intermediate outcomes (or milestones) for each stage of the project
and for each audience for the project.
3. Select or devise ways to monitor (during the venture) and then evaluate (at
the end of the venture) to what extent each of these intermediate and then ultimate
outcomes has been achieved, and how and why.
4. If it proves difficult to find a way to monitor or evaluate any of your intended
outcomes, review the outcomes until you can see a good way to monitor and evaluate
5. If it still proves difficult to find a way to monitor or evaluate any of your
intended outcomes, find the most plausible and appropriate proxy measures you
can for the outcomes whose attainment you can't find a way to measure directly.
This tool also acknowledges some of the limits to evaluation. We work in a complex
world. We cannot always, or indeed often, trace with certainty the consequences
of our actions. But that does not mean that evaluation is impossible. It merely
means that evaluation can be difficult.