Discussions between the University of North Carolina General Administration and Lumina Foundation for Education began in early 2007, with Lumina Foundation for Education grant support beginning September 2007. This grant support was provided to support an evaluation of the CFNC.org website, inclusive of a subsequent report that could be utilized as a blueprint for other statewide college access programs.
The evaluation report focuses on the “planning” and “applying” portions of the CFNC.org website. While certain aspects of the “paying” segments are referenced, the report does not provide analyses of these areas. The report presents CFNC programs and website as a model from which other states can learn as they seek to implement or refine their own broad-based college access websites. The research identifies what information CFNC currently collects to facilitate evaluation and what additional information is necessary and should be collected in the future to enable more comprehensive evaluation activity.