Teaching of Evaluation

Judy Savageau and Linda Cabral on Using Journal Clubs to Promote Best Practices in Evaluation

Hello! We’re Judy Savageau and Linda Cabral from the Center for Health Policy and Research at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Recently, we developed a journal club which convenes interested evaluators quarterly to discuss selected article(s) on evaluation research principles or methodologies. The journal club also networks parties from across our medical school’s multiple …

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Sheila Robinson Kohn and Kankana Mukhopadhyay on Student Perspectives on Reading AEA365

Hello! I am Sheila Robinson Kohn, and I teach Program Evaluation Methods at the University of Rochester’s Warner School of Education. In June 2010, my post Using the AEA365 Blog as a Teaching Tool appeared here, and since then, my graduate students have continued to read and share aea365 blog entries in class. Last November, …

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Teaching Tips Week: Nick Fuhrman on Teaching Evaluation Using a Photography Analogy

I’m Nick Fuhrman, an assistant professor at the University of Georgia and the evaluation specialist for Georgia Cooperative Extension. Let’s face it, to most students and Extension professionals, evaluation is a term that conjures up a multitude of not so pleasant feelings. In fact, when asked in a pre-class survey what comes to mind when …

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Teaching Tips Week: Helen Holmquist-Johnson on Teaching Evaluability Assessment

My name is Helen Holmquist-Johnson and I teach a course in program evaluation to Master’s of Social Work students. This tip is on the facilitation of an evaluability assessment – a pre-evaluation tool. Hot Tip: The evaluability assessment has been likened to grooming the slopes before skiing which is a fitting metaphor to use with …

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Teaching Tips Week: Jill Hendrickson Lohmeier on Using Online Discussions for Teaching

I am Jill Hendrickson Lohmeier, an assistant professor in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Previously I was the Evaluation Director for the School Program Evaluation and Research group at the University of Kansas. I teach an online graduate level program evaluation course every summer, so I will be providing …

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Teaching Tips Week: Nick Fuhrman on Using Graduate Students as Evaluation Consultants

I’m Nick Fuhrman, an assistant professor at the University of Georgia and the evaluation specialist for Georgia Cooperative Extension. Teaching is my passion—I love it! From working with our talented Extension professionals in the field to mentoring undergraduate and graduate students on campus, I can’t see myself ever doing anything else. I teach students on …

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Teaching Tips Week: Bonnie Stabile on Making the Most of the AEA Annual Conference

My name is Bonnie Stabile, and I teach Program Evaluation in the MPP and MPA programs at George Mason University. This year, I am serving as co-chair of the Topical Interest Group (TIG) on the Teaching of Evaluation. All this week, we’ll be hearing from colleagues who will be presenting as part of a special …

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Nicole Lewis on Evaluation Apprenticeships – Real Life Evaluation Experience for Students and Evaluation Capacity Building for Community Groups

Greetings, I am Nicole Lewis, an Assistant Professor in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky. I teach program evaluation courses and serve as the evaluator for various grant-funded initiatives. One of the challenges of teaching program evaluation courses is creating meaningful opportunities for students to apply what they learn in the classroom …

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Samantha Grant on Getting Program Staff Invested in Evaluation

Hi, I’m Samantha Grant, and I work for the University of Minnesota Extension as a Program Evaluator for the Center for Youth Development. As evaluators, incorporating evaluation into a program is as natural as breathing but for program-focused individuals, it is often the last, painful thought. In my work I have tried to show the …

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Kylie Hutchinson on the Splash and Ripple Model

My name is Kylie Hutchinson. I am an independent evaluation consultant and trainer with Community Solutions Planning & Evaluation. I teach workshops on evaluation and occasionally facilitate the Canadian Evaluation Society’s Essential Skills Series course. I am also a regular workshop presenter at AEA conferences, eStudy Webinars, and the Summer Evaluation Institute. I also Twitter …

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