Teaching of Evaluation

Rick Axelson on Where to Start When Introducing Evaluation to Nonevaluators

Hi, my name is Rick Axelson. I am a faculty consultant in the Office of Consultation and Research in Medical Education (OCRME) at the University of Iowa. OCRME works with faculty, staff, and students to support innovation and improvement in medical education practices. My colleague, Susan Lenoch, and I conduct workshops and individual consultations with …

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Kathleen D. Kelsey on Teaching Evaluation Using Film

Greetings colleagues. I’m Kathleen Kelsey, a professor of Agricultural Education, Communications and Leadership at Oklahoma State University. I teach a variety of graduate courses including Program Evaluation. My students come from the agricultural sector and will work as agricultural teachers, Cooperative Extension educators, and in agricultural sales and services. They most likely won’t become professional …

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Ellen Taylor-Powell on Teaching and Learning Materials for Evaluation Capacity Building

Hi, my name is Ellen Taylor-Powell; I am an evaluation specialist at the University of Wisconsin-Extension.  Evaluation capacity building is my passion. Over my career, I’ve had the pleasure to partner with extension educators who excel in making learning relevant, practical and fun!  I’d like to let you know about two resources that bring together …

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Sheila Kohn on Using the AEA365 Blog as a Teaching Tool

Hello! My name is Sheila Kohn, and I teach Program Evaluation Methods at the University of Rochester’s Warner School of Education. I’d like to share a Cool Trick and Hot Tip for other evaluation educators. I was very excited by AEA’s announcement of a daily evaluation blog and have faithfully read each entry since January …

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C Brown & A Walmsley on Achieving Successful Semester-Long Program Eval Experiences

Hi!  We are Carrie M. Brown (student) & Angela Walmsley (professor) from Saint Louis University.  Today we will be sharing some tips on having a successful semester-long evaluation experience. Graduate students can become discouraged to conduct a program evaluation by thinking it will take too long to complete and by not having direct assistance from …

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Michael Quinn Patton on Using Children’s Stories to Open Up Evaluation Dialogues

Greetings colleagues. My moniker is Michael Quinn Patton and I do independent evaluation consulting under the name Utilization-Focused Evaluation, which just happens also to be the title of my main evaluation book, now in its 4th edition. I am a former AEA president. One of the challenges I’ve faced over the years, as many of …

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Bonnie Stabile on Adapting Student Research Papers

Hi, I’m Bonnie Stabile, an Adjunct Professor in the School of Public Policy, and the Department of Public and International Affairs at George Mason University, just outside of Washington, DC.  I have been teaching Program Evaluation in the Master’s in Public Policy, and the Master’s in Public Administration, Programs for three years now.  This year …

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Trina Willard on Building Evaluation Capacity Within Nonprofit Organizations

My name is Trina Willard and I currently exercise my evaluation and measurement skills as the Vice President of Transformation Systems, Inc., a management consulting firm. During my 15 years in the evaluation field, I have had wonderful opportunities to engage across all levels of service organizations, including work with executives, leadership teams and service …

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John LaVelle on Personal Statements About Evaluation

My name is John LaVelle, I am an advanced graduate student at Claremont Graduate University.  When I worked as the Jobs Coordinator for my department, I would encourage the students to develop a personal statement about evaluation.  This is important because when they would go to interviews, they would often be asked to describe their …

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Kylie Hutchinson on Contribution Analysis

My name is Kylie Hutchinson.  I am an independent evaluation consultant and trainer with Community Solutions Planning & Evaluation.  I am also a regular facilitator of the Canadian Evaluation Society’s Essential Skills Series course.  One question my students regularly bring up when learning to develop logic models and evaluation plans is the issue of “contribution …

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