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Jeanne Hubelbank on Using Metaphors in Evaluation

Hello, my name is Jeanne Hubelbank. I am an independent evaluation consultant.  Most of my work is in higher education where, most recently, I help faculty evaluate their classes, develop proposals, and evaluate professional development programs offered to public school teachers. In my practice I find that many clients think of evaluation as pre and …

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Kathleen Norris on Using Simile and Metaphor to Engage in Evaluation

My name is Kathleen Norris and I am an Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator within the doctoral program in Learning, Leadership, and Community at Plymouth State University. An arts organization I work with was stuck when it came to program evaluation. They wanted it, knew they should have it, but didn’t know how to begin. …

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Tools for evaluators conducting participatory and empowerment evaluations by Nicole Turcheti

Hi, I’m Nicole Turcheti and I’m a social research scientist at Public Health – Seattle King County. I am the lead evaluator for the Trauma-Informed and Restorative Practices (TIRP), one of county’s strategies within the Best Starts for Kids initiative. Working with community, it became clear that not fully understanding what evaluation is and what …

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Take time to consider the role of racialization when evaluating STEM interventions by Dawn Henderson, Chad Markert, and Breonte Guy

Greetings, we are Drs. Dawn Henderson, Chad Markert, and Breonte Guy. We have collaborated on an NSF HBCU-UP Targeted Infusion Project (TIP) over the past four years and presented findings from our project at the previous three annual AEA conferences. Our work has led to valuable insights when it comes to evaluating projects designed to …

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WE Affiliate Week: The Politics of Evaluation and the Evaluation of Politics by Linda Stern

I’m Linda Stern, director of monitoring, evaluation and learning at the National Democratic Institute (NDI) where my team and I evaluate international programs that strengthen democratic processes and institutions. As noted by the Thinking and Working Politically (TWP) community, development is not simply a technical process, but a political process — sometimes constraining  development and …

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NA TIG Week: Hsin-Ling (Sonya) Hung on Key Ingredients for a Simple Needs Assessment Recipe

I’m Hsin-Ling (Sonya) Hung, Program Co-chair for the Needs Assessment (NA) TIG. Because of my involvement in the TIG, I have reviewed annual conference proposals since 2008. Over the years I found that some proposals only had a title associated with needs or needs assessment, but these are were not needs assessments. Since needs assessments …

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EPE TIG Week: Katherine Dawes on Thinking of Trees and Transitions

Hi, I’m Katherine Dawes from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. I’m currently on a year-long assignment as a Visiting Scholar at The George Washington University Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration (find me at kdawes [at] gwu [dot] edu). Earth Day 2016 theme is “Trees for the Earth. Let’s get planting.” Everyone knows …

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Katherine Haugh and Deborah Grodzicki on Bringing the Evaluation Theory Tree to Life: #Eval15 Mini-Study

Greetings evaluators! We are Katherine Haugh and Deborah Grodzicki from Innovation Network. At #Eval15 in the Windy City, we conducted a mini-study to try to understand which evaluation approaches evaluators at Evaluation 2015 use most frequently in their work. Drawing on Marvin C. Alkin’s Evaluation Roots: A Wider Perspective of Theorists’ Views and Influences, we …

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Sharon Wasco on Evaluation Capacity Building: Saving the Blue Marble One Garden At A Time

My name is Sharon Wasco and I am a community psychologist and an independent consultant. I work with mission-based organizations to generate practice-based evidence to sustain prevention innovation. To me, the most provocative session at this year’s annual conference in Chicago was Thursday’s plenary on Exemplary Evaluation in the International Year of the Evaluation. I …

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ACA TIG Week: Annabel Jackson on Using Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) to Capture Non-verbal and Tacit Knowledge

Hi, I am Annabel Jackson, Co-chair of the Arts, Culture and Audiences TIG. My Co-chair, Ivonne Chand O’Neal, and I are delighted to host a week of aea365. Together, we have curated this week-long series to highlight examples of evaluation methods used to explore arts and culture, arts education, arts participation, and informal learning. Featured evaluation …

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