Teaching of Evaluation

TOE TIG Week: Lessons in Grace by Tamara Walser

Hi, this is Tamara Walser. I am a professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington where I coordinate our Evaluation Programs and teach graduate courses in evaluation and inquiry methods. In September 2018, Hurricane Florence made landfall in the coastal community where I live and work. My university closed for an entire month. When …

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TOE TIG Week: Making Superstar Social Scientists Journals: Supporting emerging evaluators through culturally responsive and brain compatible teaching and learning by Sondra LoRe

Hi, my name is Sondra LoRe, PhD, and I am the interim director and co-founder of the National Institute for STEM Evaluation & Research (NISER) at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. In addition,  I teach for the Evaluation, Statistics, and Methods (ESM) program at UTK in the evenings. Last Spring I read Kevin Gannon’s book …

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TOE TIG Week: Teaching You, Teaching Me: The Power of Photovoice During the Pandemic by Gail Vallance Barrington

Hello! I’m Gail Vallance Barrington. I teach Qualitative Research and Mixed Methods in Program Evaluation online for Michigan State University. The first assignment used to be a dry, uninformative memo describing students’ evaluation experience, career goals, and course expectations. A 2019 AEA presentation by Lloyd & Mackey convinced me that Photovoice might offer a more …

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TOE TIG Week: Using Mural in Your Evaluation Course by Kelly McGinn

Hello, AEA! I am Kelly McGinn, Assistant Professor in the College of Education and Human Development at Temple University, where I teach our undergraduate program evaluation course. Due to the shift to virtual learning this year, I had to rethink how I engage with my students. I am typically a very hands-on practice-oriented instructor, and …

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TOE TIG Week: Applying progressive pedagogy to how I teach evaluation by Dana Wanzer

Greetings from the land of the Anishinaabe and Sioux people, referred to by colonizers as Menomonie, WI. My name is Dana Wanzer, PhD, and I teach evaluation in our MS in Applied Psychology program at University of Wisconsin-Stout. Today I’m sharing with you why and how I shifted my approach to teaching during the past …

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TOE TIG Week: Teaching Evaluation During Societal Turbulence by Jill Hendrickson Lohmeier

Welcome to a week of Teaching of Evaluation TIG blog posts for AEA 365!  I’m Jill Hendrickson Lohmeier, an Associate Professor of Research and Evaluation in Education at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and part of the Teaching of Evaluation TIG leadership team. This week, the Teaching of Evaluation TIG will be writing tips about …

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The invisible labor of women of color and indigenous women in evaluation, Part 2 by Vidhya Shanker

Vidhya Shanker of Minneapolis here, with another attempt to repair the miseducation of evaluators regarding the contributions of women of color and indigenous women, particularly their understanding of systemic oppression, to evaluation’s history. Today I highlight Dr. Kien Lee, Principal Associate/Vice President of Community Science. Lee has advanced not just a structural analysis, but also …

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How to promote your evaluation course by Steven E. Wallis & Bernadette Wright

We’re Steven E. Wallis, PhD of FAST and Bernadette Wright, PhD of Meaningful Evidence. We recently teamed up to write Practical Mapping for Applied Research and Program Evaluation (SAGE). Based on that textbook, and our teaching experience, this post will talk about options for how to promote a course on evaluation.So you’ve made the bold …

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IDPE Week: Why I love teaching interdisciplinary evaluation by Michael Harnar

My name is Michael Harnar. I have been in the evaluation discipline for about 16 years and for almost 3 years an assistant professor in the Interdisciplinary PhD in Evaluation program at Western Michigan University. Today I want to talk about what I like about teaching in an interdisciplinary program. By my very nature, I am attracted to …

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IDPE: Seventeen Years of Doctoral Education in Evaluation by Chris L. Coryn

Greetings! I am Chris Coryn, Professor of Evaluation and Director of the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Evaluation (IDPE) at Western Michigan University. The IDPE is the oldest, and perhaps only, true doctoral program in evaluation (one that is not a ‘specialty’ or ‘concentration’ in education psychology, or other traditional disciplines, for instance). The program was developed …

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