Teaching of Evaluation

MSI Fellowship Week: Three Lessons Learned in Teaching Evaluation and Policy Research by Tao Gong

My name is Tao Gong and I’m an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. I’m the 2019-2020 Minority Serving Institution Fellow. I’ve been teaching Evaluation and Policy Research including topics such as evaluation basics, types of evaluation research, evaluation designs and methodology such as quantitative, qualitative, …

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MSI Fellowship Week: Empowering Educators to Conduct Evaluation: 3 Considerations for the Field by Sharla Berry

I’m Sharla Berry, PhD, a Fellow of the Minority Serving Institutions initiative of the American Evaluation Association and Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Education at California Lutheran University. Education leaders are often on the receiving end of evaluation. When government agencies or accrediting bodies make decisions about evaluation, they often fail to collect …

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Reflecting on the Role of Evaluator During This Global Pandemic by Miranda Yates

Dear AEA Community,  Today will begin a series of Saturday blogs that provide a space for us to reflect on and exchange information about our practice as evaluators in response to today’s global pandemic. This week we will address how to adapt our roles to the needs of the service providers with whom we work. Next week, we will look at tools and best practices for educators and …

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ToE TIG Week: Lessons Learned at the 2019 AEA Conference: How to Improve my Teaching of Program Evaluation by Kelly McGinn

Hi! I am Kelly McGinn, Assistant Professor of Human Development and Community Engagement (HDCE) at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. As a recipient of the Sage Early Career Excellence in Teaching Evaluation Award, I reflected on how the conference presentations were able to inform my teaching. AEA stresses the importance of incorporating the evaluator competences into one’s teaching …

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ToE TIG Week: Tips for Teaching Evaluation to Non-profits by Kylie Hutchinson

Hello! I’m Kylie Hutchinson (also known as @EvaluationMaven), an independent evaluation consultant with Community Solutions Planning & Evaluation. Not all teaching of evaluation occurs in the classroom. In fact, I suspect that the bulk of evaluation capacity-building happens during one-day trainings held in the boardrooms and staff rooms of many non-profits. Over the years I’ve …

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ToE TIG Week: Tailoring Evaluation Workshops for the Perfect Fit by JoAnna Hillman

Hi there! I’m JoAnna Hillman, Director of Research and Evaluation for Emory Centers for Training and Technical Assistance at Emory University. I do most of my evaluation teaching in a professional development environment (in public health), rather than a traditional classroom setting. I find many learners have been exposed to evaluation theory in their education, …

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ToE TIG Week: Teaching Interpersonal Competencies to Graduate Students by Libby Smith

Hello! I’m Libby Smith (@work_with_libby on Twitter), an educator and evaluator at the University of Wisconsin – Stout. My work focuses on building equity and accessibility through holistic personal growth & embodiment practices. I’ve been Program Director for the Master of Science in Applied Psychology since 2013. We prepare students to be applied researchers and …

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ToE TIG Week: Self-Reflection as a Novice Evaluator: Using Reflection Journals in a Program Evaluation Classroom by Jennifer Ann Morrow, Ph.D

Hi everyone! My name is Jennifer Ann Morrow and I am the program coordinator for the Evaluation, Statistics, and Measurement doctoral program at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN. I have been teaching novice evaluators for the past 18 years. Reflective practice is an important part of what evaluators do. As evaluators we reflect …

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ToE TIG Week: A Second Week of Hot Tips, Rad Resources, and Reflections from Evaluation Educators

Hello! We are Tiffany Smith (@tiffany7001), Aileen Reid, and John LaVelle, the leadership team for the Teaching of Evaluation TIG (ToE TIG). The team is overjoyed: There were so many evaluation educators eager to share their ideas and insights about good teaching of evaluation we’re back for a second week, loaded with more tips, tricks, …

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Using Open Data to Accelerate Data Literacy Learning by Elizabeth DiLuzio

Happy Open Data Week from the great City of New York! On this day in 2012, our Open Data Law was signed, legislating that every NYC department provides its data online via the NYC Open Data Portal. My name is Elizabeth DiLuzio, volunteer curator for AEA365, instructor of Quantitative Methods in Evaluation at New York …

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