ADOPTING A LOGIC FRAMEWORK FOR THE EVALUATION OF THE OPERATIONAL PROCESSES AND OUTCOMES OF KNUSTSpace ON RESEARCH, LEARNING AND TEACHING: A CASE OF EMPIRICAL RESEARCH OUTPUT BY ACADEMIC STAFFS AND STUDENTS
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The study evaluates the status quo, significance and impact of KNUSTSpace on the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) academic community. The Logic Framework was adopted and adapted to measure the operational processes and service delivery of the KNUSTSpace with regards to research, learning and teaching activities. The study is based on descriptive analysis; and, it engaged a sample size (n) of 35 lecturers and 141 postgraduate students from the Faculty of Art in KNUST. Results indicated that KNUST has invested considerable resources in warranting the comprehensive operations of the KNUSTSpace. The study also revealed that the KNUSTSpace has had a significant impact on the quality of scholarly outputs of its users in terms of developing novel research skills, empowering and increasing access to myriad scholarly materials, and advancement in knowledge for learning and teaching efficacy. The Logic Framework identified some challenges that KNUSTSpace staffs encounter; recommendations were made to improve and develop better KNUSTSpace operational processes and service delivery to its users’ community.