Indigenous Peoples in Evaluation

Dan McDonnell on Evaluating your Social Media Program

My name is Dan McDonnell, and I am a Community Manager at the American Evaluation Association. For me, social media is life, both personally and professionally. I met my wife on Twitter and had a live tweet feed and hashtag at our wedding. But what I love most about social media is the data: I …

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AKEN Week: Vanessa Hiratsuka on Continuous Quality Improvement, Quality Assurance, Evaluation, and Research: Where does my project fit?

Hello, I am Vanessa Hiratsuka, secretary of the Alaska Evaluation Network (AKEN) and a senior researcher at Southcentral Foundation (SCF), a tribally owned and managed regional health corporation based in Anchorage, Alaska, which serves Alaska Native and American Indian people. As part of Commitment to Quality, a key organizational value, Southcentral Foundation (SCF) prioritizes continuous …

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AKEN Week: Amelia Ruerup on Understanding Indigenous Evaluation in an Alaskan Context

Hello! My name is Amelia Ruerup, I am Tlingit, originally from Hoonah, Alaska although I currently reside in Fairbanks, Alaska.  I have been working part-time in evaluation for over a year at Evaluation Research Associates and have spent approximately five years developing my understanding of Indigenous Evaluation through the mentorship and guidance of Sandy Kerr, …

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Video in #Eval Week: Kas Aruskevich on Telling the Story Through Video

Greetings from Alaska. I’m kas aruskevich, principal of Evaluation Research Associates (ERA), I work in rural Alaska with a great team of evaluators, associates, and local intermediaries. In the unique Alaskan context in which we work, telling the story through video helps us to show the context of people, place, and situations. Video clips, compiled …

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Karen Vocke on Migrant Evaluation

My name is Karen Vocke, an English Education professor at Western Michigan University.  My work has long focused on migrant farm worker education at multiple levels—families, educators, and programming. Migrant workers are often referred to as the “invisible people” because of their status as one of America’s most marginalized, vulnerable, and undereducated populations. These families’ …

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Humberto Reynoso-Vallejo on Multicultural Processes in Evaluation

I am Humberto Reynoso-Vallejo a Director for Program Evaluation with the Center for Health Policy and Research at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Conducting evaluation entails the incorporation of multicultural features of individuals and/or organizations into the process of data collection and analysis. These multicultural features are socially constructed and are translated into layers …

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CC Week: Dominica McBride on Integrating Cultural Competence into Everyday Practice, Part 2: Cultural Competence through Self-awareness and Reflection

Hi, I’m Dominica McBride, President of The HELP Institute, Inc. and a member of the AEA Public Statement on Cultural Competence in Evaluation Dissemination Working Group. I also have my PhD in Counseling Psychology and have provided psychotherapy. This tip focuses on the affective and psychological side of cultural competence in everyday evaluation practice. Culturally …

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CC Week: Jori Hall on Integrating Cultural Competence into Everyday Practice, Part 1

Hello, I’m Jori Hall, assistant professor at the University of Georgia and a member of the AEA Public Statement on Cultural Competence in Evaluation Dissemination Working Group. This tip is focused on integrating cultural competence into everyday practice through values-engagement. Tips: As suggested in the AEA Public Statement on Cultural Competence in Evaluation, all evaluation …

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CC Week: Karen Anderson on Integrating Cultural Competency into Organizations

I’m Karen Anderson, AEA’s Diversity Coordinator Intern, and in this role I support AEA’s diversity programs, TIGs, and the AEA Public Statement on Cultural Competence in Evaluation Dissemination Working Group. The baton has been passed from the Cultural Competence in Evaluation Task Force, the Statement developers, to the Cultural Competence in Evaluation Dissemination Working Group …

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CC Week: Tamera Bertrand Jones, Osman Özturgut, and Leah Nuebauar on Teaching Culturally Competent Evaluation

Hello! We’re Tamera Bertrand Jones, Assistant Professor of Higher Education at Florida State University, Osman Ozturgut, Assistant Professor of Education at the University of the Incarnate World, and Leah Neubauer is the Associate Director of the Master of Public Health Program at DePaul University. Evaluators enter the field from different academic backgrounds and possess varying levels of …

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