Teaching of Evaluation

ToE TIG Week: Walking between worlds: Training evaluation scholar-practitioners to conduct RoE by Christina Peterson, Rachel Ladd, Brenna Butler and Erica Echols

We – Christina Peterson, Rachel Ladd, Brenna Butler, and Erica Echols – are doctoral students in the Evaluation, Statistics, and Measurement program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. As part of a recent study on evaluation scholar-practitioner identity, we interviewed students, alumni, and faculty from evaluation doctoral programs. Understanding the ways in which evaluators come …

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ToE TIG Week: Applying Principles of Dialogue Education for Adult Learners of Evaluation by Elizabeth Henry

I’m Elizabeth Henry, and I work as a mixed-methods evaluation researcher in global health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. I also teach program evaluation at the Boston University School of Public Health.  As instructors, too often we present content without allowing sufficient space and time for processing.  In this blogpost I’m …

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ToE TIG: Co-Creating a Living Laboratory to Cultivate Socially Responsive Evaluators by Kathleen Doll, Jennifer Villalobos and Leslie Fierro

Greetings! We are Kathleen Doll and Jennifer Villalobos (doctoral students at Claremont Graduate University (CGU)), led by Leslie Fierro (Evaluation Professor at CGU). In Winter 2018 we launched the “Educating Socially Responsive Evaluators Project” with our colleagues at the Community Engagement Center (CEC) at Pitzer College, one of the five undergraduate institutions within the Claremont …

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ToE TIG Week: Applying an Adaptive Change Framework to the Teaching of Evaluation by Kristie A. Thomas

My name is Kristie A. Thomas, PhD, MSW and I am a recipient of the 2019 AEA/SAGE Early Career Excellence in Teaching Awards. The Teaching of Evaluation Topical Interest Group asked me to reflect on what I learned at the conference and share some tips and tricks I have learned from teaching evaluation to graduate-level, …

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ToE TIG Week: Teaching Evaluation Well in Specific Contexts by Sue Hamann

Hello.  My name is Sue Hamann.  I have been a member of AEA for more than 20 years and a practicing evaluator for almost 40 years.  I currently work as a Science Evaluator for the federal government, and I also teach program and policy evaluation.  My students are of two categories: (1) seasoned scientists, PhDs …

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ToE TIG Week: Introducing a week of teaching and learning about evaluation by John LaVelle, Tiffany Smith and Aileen Reid

Hello!  We are John LaVelle (University of Minnesota), Tiffany Smith (@tiffany7001, University of North Carolina at Greensboro), and Aileen Reid (University of North Carolina at Greensboro).  We are the leadership team for the Teaching of Evaluation TIG (ToE TIG), and we are thrilled to introduce this week of posts on teaching and learning about evaluation.  …

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PE Standards Week: Connecting Measurement, Research, and Evaluation (An Educational Perspective) by Juan D’Brot

Greetings! My name is Juan D’Brot, Senior Associate at the Center for Assessment. I serve as the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) representative for the Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation and will be discussing the relationship among measurement, research, and evaluation. My first job out of graduate school (Research and Evaluation …

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PE Standards Week: Evaluating Evaluation with Standards or Evaluating Evaluator with Competencies by Sandra Ayoo

I am Sandra Ayoo, a graduate of the Evaluation Studies Program at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. As an accidental evaluator, I practiced program evaluation as a sideline job on a part-time basis for a couple of years until 2008 when I decided to make it a full-time job. Interestingly, I had no idea that …

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PE Standards Week: A Delicate Balancing Act: Encouraging Stakeholders’ Participation in an Emotionally Charged Context by Rosalie Hirch & Brandi Geisinger

Hello! We are Rosalie Hirch and Brandi Geisinger, from the Research Institute for Studies in Education at Iowa State University. Sometimes we work with emotional situations for students who feel vulnerable, especially if they’re from traditionally marginalized groups. As a result, when we conduct organizational climate studies, we often find unique challenges in getting students …

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PE Standards Week: Evaluation Standards and Quality Evaluation Practice by Michael Harnar

My name is Michael Harnar. I have been in the evaluation discipline for about 16 years and for the last 2.5 years I’ve been an assistant professor in the Interdisciplinary PhD in Evaluation program at Western Michigan University. I believe that the core of evaluation is about providing judgments of value and that Michael Scriven’s …

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