MSI Fellowship Week: Evaluation Challenges in Applying Cultural responsiveness by Tiberio Garza

Hello! This is Tiberio Garza, an Assistant Professor and Associate Director for the Center of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment (CREA) at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Translating cultural responsive theory to evaluation practice is not always an easy task. The biggest struggles we see reported in the literature central around five areas: a) working …

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MSI Fellowship Week: Counter-Life Herstories and Histories Elicit Cultural Context in Culturally Responsive Evaluation (CRE) by Shetay Ashford-Hanserd

Hi, my name is Shetay Ashford-Hanserd. I am entering my third year as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational, Workforce, and Leadership Studies at Texas State University, where I developed a course entitled Program Evaluation in Career and Technical Education.  Since my research agenda focuses on broadening participation of women and historically underrepresented minorities …

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MSI Fellowship Week: Teaching about Culturally Responsive Evaluation (CRE): What we can learn from listening to our students by Darla Scott

Greetings! This is Darla Scott and I participated as an AEA 2018 MSI Fellow.  I also enjoy serving as an Assistant Professor in the School Psychology program at Bowie State University. At Bowie State University, we maintain a specialist-level three year NASP-approved program that focuses on creating culturally competent school psychologists, and I have the …

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2 Social Media Trends to Follow in 2019 By Jessica Byrnes

Hi, I’m Jessica Byrnes, and I’m a member of the AEA marketing team. Now that 2019 is in full swing, it’s time to put your social media goals and strategies for the new year into practice. Below are two top trends to keep up with in 2019 to take your online presence to the next …

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Post-Eval Action Plan Week: Following Up to Drive Change by Janet Mou Pataky and Diana Tindall

Hi, we are Janet Mou Pataky, Manager of Accountability & Evaluation and Diana Tindall, Evaluator with the Rick Hansen Institute (RHI). RHI is a Canadian-based not-for-profit organization that drives innovation in spinal cord injury (SCI) research. We evaluate SCI research programs and projects. Until recently, Diana was an external evaluator. One of the first things …

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Post-Eval Action Plan Week: Promoting the Use of Action Plans Through Technical Assistance to Grantees by Robin Kuwahara and Maureen Wilce

Hello, I am Robin Kuwahara and I am Maureen Wilce, and we are evaluation technical advisors with the National Asthma Control Program (NACP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Our role is to provide technical assistance to help our partners at state or territorial asthma programs conduct evaluations and use their findings.    …

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Post-Eval Action Plan Week: Engaging Stakeholders in Action Planning by Amy Griffin

My name is Amy Griffin, Senior Evaluation Consultant at The Consultation Center at Yale.  In my role as an external evaluator, I use a variety of tools to engage clients and other stakeholders in evaluation design, implementation, and utilization of findings. Admittedly, I had not given the action plan much consideration in my work with …

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Post-Eval Action Plan Week: Use of Stakeholder Prioritization in Evaluation Action Planning by Kellie Baxter

Hi, I’m Kellie Baxter with the Utah Asthma Program. I coordinate the Utah Asthma Home Visiting Program, an in-home asthma education program. Six months after the launch of this program, our Evaluator Holly Uphold completed a process evaluation to help improve implementation of the program. The evaluation produced many recommendations. Implementing all of these recommendations …

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Post-Eval Action Plan Week: Incorporating the Use of Post-evaluation Action Planning Into Program Planning by Judi Magaldi

Greetings, I am Judi Magaldi with the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH). I began my journey with the ISDH Asthma Program (Program) in 2013 as the communication coordinator and evaluator. My role has changed over the years. I now occupy the position of Asthma Program Director and share evaluation duties with the Program Epidemiologist. …

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Post-Eval Action Plan Week: Enhance Utilization with Post-evaluation Action Planning by Kylie Hutchinson

Hello! I’m Kylie Hutchinson (also known as @EvaluationMaven), an independent evaluation consultant with Community Solutions Planning & Evaluation and author of three evaluation and program planning books: A Short Primer on Innovative Evaluation Reporting, Evaluation Failures: 22 Tales of Mistakes Made and Lessons Learned, and Survive and Thrive: Three Steps to Securing Your Program’s Sustainability. …

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