Teaching of Evaluation

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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The Invisible Labor of Women of Color and Indigenous Women in Evaluation by Vidhya Shanker

I’m Vidhya Shanker from Rainbow Research, where we are exploring what structural change really means. I’m sometimes asked, “Why are there so few people of color in evaluation?” I flip the question: “Why is evaluation so white?” And answer: “Because our labor is actively erased.” Of the 35 recipients of the Paul F. Lazarsfeld Evaluation …

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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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