Liz Zadnik

Anna Douglas on Engineering Education Assessment Instruments

I am Anna Douglas and I conduct evaluation and assessment research with Purdue University’s Institute for Precollege Engineering Research; also known as INSPIRE. This post is about finding and selecting assessments to use in evaluation of engineering education programs. Recent years have seen an increase in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education initiatives and …

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Jennifer Grove on One Practitioner’s Journey to Embrace Evaluation

I’m Jennifer Grove, Prevention Outreach Coordinator at the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), a technical assistance provider for anti-sexual violence programs throughout the country.  I’ve worked in this movement for nearly 17 years, but when it comes to evaluation work, I’m a newbie.  Evaluation has been an area of interest for programs for several years …

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Liz Zadnik on Engaging community members in the “Why evaluate?” conversation

Hi all!  Liz Zadnik here, aea365 Outreach Coordinator and occasional Saturday Contributor.  I wanted to share some insights and reflection I had as the result from a recent EVALTALK discussion thread.  Last month, someone posed the following request: I’m searching for a “Why Evaluate” article for parents/community members/stakeholders. An article that explains in clear and plain …

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Sharon Wasco on Practice-Based Evidence: Another Frame for Evaluation

My name is Sharon Wasco, and I am a community psychologist and independent consultant. I describe here a recent shift in my language that underscores, I think, important trends in evaluation: I used to pitch evaluation as a way that organizations could “get ahead of” an increasing demand for evidence-based practice (EBP); Now I sell …

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Liz Zadnik on Bringing passion and enthusiasm to program evaluation

Hello! I am Liz Zadnik, Capacity Building Specialist at the New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault. I’m also a new member of the aea365 curating team and first-time Saturday contributor!  Over the past five years I have been working within the anti-sexual violence movement at both the state and national levels to share my enthusiasm …

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