Multiethnic Issues in Evaluation

MIE & La RED TIGs Week: Community Engagement in Evaluation by Grisel Robles-Schrader

Hi I’m Grisel (pronounced Gruh-cell) Robles-Schrader, Director of Evaluation, Stakeholder-Academic Resource Panels (ShARPs), and Director of the Applied Practice Experience at Northwestern University. I am also co-chair of the Latinx Responsive Evaluation Discourse (La RED) TIG. Community engagement evaluation creates “processes for many people in a community to bring their experience, knowledge and dreams to …

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MIE & La RED TIGs Week: The Cultural is Political by Satlaj Dighe

Hi there! I’m Satlaj Dighe, doctoral candidate in Evaluation Studies program at University of Minnesota. Before joining the Ph.D. program, I worked with diverse communities in India and South-east Asia as a health trainer, researcher and community mobilizer. These are my thoughts on how to navigate power and politics working with diverse and multicultural communities. …

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MIE & La RED TIGs Week: No Tricks, Real Talk on Healing Racialized Trauma on the Evaluator’s Path by Geri Peak

Greetings good people, Geri Peak here.  I work to transform ‘selves and systems, countering racism through evaluation, training, facilitation and arts integrated learning with a collaborative of professionals in Baltimore and Beyond. Mindelyn Andeson and I hosted a thinking and healing space inspired by how white privilege, superiority and fragility infringed upon program activities, quality …

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MIE & La RED TIGs Week: Fostering Diversity and Inclusion in AEA Leadership by Eric Barela and Lisa Aponte-Soto

Hello! We are Eric Barela and Lisa Aponte-Soto, AEA Board Members-at-Large and members of the Latinx Responsive Evaluation Discourse (La RED) TIG. Eric is the Director of Measurement & Evaluation at Salesforce.org and Lisa is the Associate Director of Community Engaged Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The Latinx population is one of …

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MIE & La RED TIGs Week: Diversity TIGs provide Connections and Leadership Opportunities by Asma Ali

This is Asma Ali, of AA & Associates LLC, in Chicago and Education Working Group Chair of the Latinx Responsive Evaluation Discourse (La RED) Topical Interest Group. Through the years, I have often been asked why I am an active participant in a diversity TIG that is not representative of my own Indian-American ethnicity. I wanted …

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MIE & La RED TIGs Week: Welcome to MIE & La RED AEA 365 Week by Ayesha Boyce

Hello! My name is Ayesha Boyce. I am a co-chair of the Multiethnic Issues in Evaluation (MIE) Topic Interest Group (TIG) and member of the Latinx Responsive Evaluation Discourse (La RED) TIG. I am also an assistant professor within the Department of Educational Research Methodology at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. I am excited …

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MIE TIG Week: Much Ado about Privilege by Fatima Zahra

My name is Fatima Zahra, an evaluator and educator from Bangladesh. Having spent over six years evaluating various public interventions and policies in education, health and agriculture, I am currently enjoying teaching research methodology and education development at Penn. During my time in the field, I learned about ethical evaluation practices, which align closely with …

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MIE TIG Week: Lessons Learned as Evaluators in Urban Education: Part 2 by Leah Peoples and Monique Liston

We are Monique Liston, PhD. and Leah Peoples, PhD., evaluators that work in Urban Education. This blog continues the conversation from yesterday about the debt educational institutions owe to youth who have been marginalized. Today, we’ll focus on orienting our work as evaluators as a part of those same educational institutions. In other words, evaluators’ …

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MIE TIG Week: Race and Class Exemplars from the GEDI15 Alumni Reflections Panel at EVAL17 by Frances Carter-Johnson

Greetings, I am Frances Carter-Johnson, an Education Data Scientist responsible for evaluation, data analysis and building data analytic capacity within the National Science Foundation’s Division for Human Resource Development in the Directorate for Education and Human Resources. To continue to move the Race and Class Dialogue forward, I want to take this opportunity to highlight …

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