Internal Evaluation

Internal Eval Week: Wendy DuBow on Chocolate Bribes

I’m Wendy DuBow, and I am the internal evaluator for the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT). Anyone who has worked as an internal evaluator – or a long-term external evaluator – knows the importance of developing a “culture of evaluation” in an organization; however, staff enculturation is more easily recommended than achieved. …

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Internal Eval Week: Debbie Cohen on Electronic Health Records Data Tips

Hi, my name is Debbie Cohen. I am the Director of Evaluation at Community Mental Health Center, Inc., a community mental health center that serves five rural counties in Southeastern Indiana. One of my roles in the agency is to pull data from our Electronic Health Record (EHR) and to use it to evaluate programming …

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Internal Eval Week: Kathleen Norris on the Internal Evaluation Boa

Hi, my name is Kathleen Norris. I am an Assistant Professor and Education Department Co-Coordinator of Educational Leadership Programs at Plymouth State University. Internal evaluators can be involved in more than one role in an organization, and some internal evaluators desire to make these roles identifiable to others in the organization so that it is …

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Internal Eval Week: Pamela Bishop on Working as a New Internal Evaluator

My name is Pamela Bishop, and I am the internal evaluator for the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis at the University o f Tennessee. In my few short years working as a professional evaluator, I have always held positions in which I was external to the organization being evaluated. When I accepted my …

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Internal Evaluation Week: Debbie Cohen on Working with External Evaluators

Hi, my name is Debbie Cohen. I am the Director of Evaluation at Community Mental Health Center, Inc., a community mental health center that serves five rural counties in Southeastern Indiana. One of my roles in the agency is to work with Indiana University to evaluate a Systems of Care collaborative that involves children utilizing …

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Boris Volkov on What (Internal) Evaluators Can Do to Advance Evaluation Capacity Building

My name is Boris Volkov, and I am Assistant Professor in Evaluation Studies at the University of North Dakota. I’m involved with internal evaluation (IE) and evaluation capacity building (ECB) so I’ll share couple relevant tips and resources. We know that the ECB practice is different from program evaluation. Obviously, the goal of ECB is …

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