Teaching of Evaluation

One Course Fits All: Making Space for Program Evaluation Content in U.S. Higher Education Degree Programs: Teaching Reflections and a Call for Improvement by Brianna P. Lemmons

Hello, everyone! This is Brianna P. Lemmons, an Assistant Professor at the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work at Baylor University.  In 2008, the U.S. News and World Report described the occupation of program evaluator as the “Best Kept Secret Career”. The field of program evaluation has grown dramatically over the past decade in the …

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MSI Fellowship Week: Teaching Evaluation in Public Health and Economic Departments by Juan J. DelaCruz

Hello! My name is Juan J. DelaCruz, Associate Professor at the Department of Economics and Business of Lehman College (Bronx) and Associated Faculty of the School of Public Health and Health Policy (Harlem) both within the City University of New York, a complex of more than 25 junior and senior colleges serving a highly diverse …

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SW TIG Week: Community-Based Learning as the Signature Pedagogy for Teaching Social Work Evaluation by Brandon W. Youker

Some thoughts on teaching evaluation to social work students… I’m Brandon W. Youker, social worker, evaluator, and professor at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. After a dozen plus years in higher ed., I’ve developed a commitment to community-based learning (CBL) as my primary pedagogy for teaching future social workers about program evaluation. I’ve …

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Dawn X. Henderson on Modeling evaluation at the undergraduate level

I am Dawn X. Henderson, a past fellow of AEA’s Graduate Education Diversity Initiative (GEDI) and member of the Ann E. Casey’s Expanding the Bench Initiative. I recently developed an undergraduate seminar course in Community Psychology at a Minority Serving Institution. Program evaluation is a competency in Community Psychology and modeling evaluation was critical in …

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LAWG Week: Maggie Miller on Teaching Evaluation in the Denver Area

Hello, I am Maggie Miller, the principal of Maggie Miller Consulting. I conduct program evaluation for nonprofits in the Denver/Boulder area. Welcome to Colorado! We Coloradoans tend to be very friendly; when you meet us at Evaluation 2014, we will be very happy to share any information about Colorado that we can. Coloradoans also like …

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Sheila B Robinson on A Rad Resource for Game Theory or Geisteswissenschaften

Hello! I’m Sheila B Robinson, aea365’s Lead Curator and sometimes Saturday contributor with a great resource for evaluators and one of my perennial go-to guides for evaluation work. Do you ever need to explain the central limit theorem, counterfactual, or construct validity and need a little help? Do you confuse mediating and moderating variables? Do you know …

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Jeanne Hubelbank on Assessing Audience or Client Knowledge in a Sweet Way

Hello, my name is Jeanne Hubelbank. I am an independent evaluation consultant. Most of my work is in higher education where, most recently, I help faculty evaluate their classes, develop proposals, and evaluate professional development programs offered to public school teachers. Sometimes, I am asked to make presentations or conduct workshops on evaluation. When doing …

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Sue Griffey on Ready or Not: Mentor and Mentee Readiness

I’m Sue Griffey; I lead the Evaluation Center at Social & Scientific Systems, Inc. in Silver Spring MD. I mentor outside of work for professionals in evaluation and public health in both formal programs (Cherie Blair. Foundation (CBF), APHA-SA National Mentoring Program, Aspire, Foundation, Rollins School of Public Health Annual Mentoring Program) and through individual …

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SW TIG Week: Carl Brun on Teaching Evaluation to Social Work/Human Service Students

Greetings!  I am Carl Brun, a social worker turned professor turned evaluator.  I have taught in the social work department at Wright State University in Dayton, OH for 21 years. I teach evaluation in every research methods course I teach, whether it be in a human services course or an undergraduate or graduate social work …

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Best of aea365 week: Theresa Murphrey on Jing

My name is Theresa Murphrey and I am on the faculty at Texas A&M University. I teach both traditional classroom based student as well as distance-based learners from around the world. I have been working with a new tool that I have found to be extremely useful in facilitating teaching and learning. 2014 Update: I have now used …

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