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CAP Week: Mehmet Dali Ozturk on Evaluation of Summer Outreach Programs

Greetings, My name is Mehmet Dali Ozturk. I am the Assistant Vice President of Research, Evaluation and Development at Arizona State University Office of Education Partnerships (VPEP), an office that works with P-20, public and private sector partners to enhance the academic performance of students in high need communities. Along with my colleagues Brian Garbarini and Kerry …

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CAP Week: Jack Mills on Evaluation Theory

My name is Jack Mills; I’m a full-time independent evaluator with projects in K-12 and higher education. I took my first course in program evaluation in 1976. After a career in healthcare administration, I started work as a full-time evaluator in 2001. The field had expanded tremendously in those 25 years. As a time traveler, …

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CAP Week: Sandra Eames on Utilization Focused Evaluation

My name is Sandra Eames, and I am a faculty member at Austin Community College and an independent evaluation consultant. For the last several years, I have been the lead evaluator on two projects from completely different disciplines.  One of the programs is an urban career and technical education program and the other is an …

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CAP Week: Kathryn Hill on Cost Analysis

My name is Kathryn Hill and I work with the state of Minnesota’s GEAR UP college access initiative as the Evaluation and Research Manager. GEAR UP is the acronym for the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs federal grant program, designed to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter …

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Heidi Gegax on Creating a Consultants Collaborative

Hi, my name is Heidi Gegax and I am a Minneapolis-based independent evaluator.  In my business, I focus on clients who work with youth in out-of-school time programs.  Most of the work I do is solo, which leaves me craving professional development without the cost and time needed for conferences or workshops. Rad Resource: Create …

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Kathleen D. Kelsey on Teaching Evaluation Using Film

Greetings colleagues. I’m Kathleen Kelsey, a professor of Agricultural Education, Communications and Leadership at Oklahoma State University. I teach a variety of graduate courses including Program Evaluation. My students come from the agricultural sector and will work as agricultural teachers, Cooperative Extension educators, and in agricultural sales and services. They most likely won’t become professional …

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Debra Thrower on Working with Low-income Families

My name is Debra Thrower, and I am a social worker and a former university administrator. I have served as the Project Director for federally funded, community and faith-based after-school programs. Additionally, I have external evaluation experience, as well as meta-evaluation experience.  I would like to share what I have learned and monitored over a …

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Leigh Wang on Database Design

Hi, I’m Lihshing Leigh Wang, and I’m an Associate Professor of Psychometrics and Quantitative Methodology at University of Cincinnati. Today I want to share with you a tip about database design. Evaluation research that involves large-scale, multi-level, multi-year, and multi-cohort data presents special challenges to evaluators. Most training programs and publication venues focus on the …

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