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Consultation for Use of Program Design Logic Models


OP&A is offering a one-hour free consultation on the use of logic models in program design every Tuesday morning at 10:00am on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact Whitney Watriss to schedule a session.

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Office of Policy and Analysis: Policy


This section contains documents on the following issues: Statements of high-level principles, values, goals, courses of action, and requirments that provide a framework, guidance, and standards for management, decision making, performance, and behavior.



Policy

Sharing Smithsonian Digital Scientific Research from Biology, March 2011

Interplay of Perspectives: History, Art & Culture + Science, Interdisciplinary Crossover and Collaboration, September 2010

21st Century Roles of National Museums: A Conversation in Progress, October 2002


Lessons for Tomorrow

Lessons for Tomorrow: A Study of Education at the Smithsonian, Volume I: Summary Report, August 2009

Lessons for Tomorrow: A Study of Education at the Smithsonian, Volume II: Appendices, August 2009


Addressing Complexity

Addressing Complexity: Fostering Collaboration and Interdisciplinary Science Research at the Smithsonian, Volume I: Summary Study Report, May 2009

Addressing Complexity: Fostering Collaboration and Interdisciplinary Science Research at the Smithsonian, Volume II: Detailed Findings, July 2009


Concern at the Core

Concern at the Core: Managing Smithsonian Collections, An Executive Summary, April 2005

Concern at the Core: Managing Smithsonian Collections, A Summary of Key Points Presentation, January 2005

The Full Report by Chapter: concern at the core cover

The Appendices:

  1. Smithsonian Collections: A Brief History
  2. Organizational Structure
  3. List of Museums and Organizations
  4. Bibliography
  5. An Interagency Natural History Facility
  6. Acquisition and Disposal: Background Information
  7. Additional Statistical Material
  8. An Activity-based Model for Estimating the Labor Implications of Alternative Collections Management Scenarios in Smithsonian Museums
  9. Photo Credits

Raising the Bar

Raising the Bar: A Summary of Key Points, March 2005

Raising the Bar: A Study of Exhibitions at the Smithsonian Institution, June 2003



For more information regarding the studies and reports on this site, contact the Office of Policy and Analysis.