Teaching of Evaluation

Scribing: Vidhya Shanker on Discussions Regarding the AEA Cultural Competence Statement

This is Vidhya Shanker, a doctoral student at the University of Minnesota. I served as an Evaluation 2010 scribe for Think Tank Session 242, Cultural Competency in Evaluation: Discussion of the American Evaluation Association’s Public Statement on the Importance of Cultural Competence in Evaluation. Discussion was organized into small groups, each of which focused on …

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Maureen Wilce on Program Evaluation Basics Webinar Series

My name is Maureen Wilce and I’m the team leader for the Program Evaluation and Community Interventions Team in the Air Pollution and Respiratory Health Branch in CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health. My team provides technical assistance to support the evaluation efforts of 36 state partners in the National Asthma Control Program. Together with …

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Scribing: Bonnie Stabile on Teaching About Specific Aspects of Evaluation

My name is Bonnie Stabile and I teach Program Evaluation in the MPA and MPP programs at George Mason University.  I served as a session scribe at Evaluation 2010 and attended session number 535, Teaching About Specific Aspects of Evaluation.  I chose this session because I am interested in learning about innovative facets of the …

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Michelle Baron on Gaining Support for Evaluations in the Military

Hi, my name is Michelle Baron. I am the Associate Director of The Evaluators’ Institute, an evaluation training organization, and the chair of the curating team for aea365. As a retired Army veteran, I have conducted many evaluations with a wide range of stakeholder support. I have found three techniques to facilitate a well-received evaluation: …

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Andrea Johnston on the Waawiyeyaa Evaluation Tool

Ahneen, hello.  My people are from Neyaashiinigmiing, Ontario, Canada and I live in Toronto, Ontario.  My name is Andrea L.K. Johnston and I run a small evaluation and research firm named Johnston Research Inc.  Our logo is a butterfly that visually displays the initials JR in its wings. The butterfly represents rebirth and transformation, which …

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Aubrey Perry on Ensuring a Positive Practica Experience

Hello colleagues! My name is Aubrey W. Perry, a graduate student in the Community Psychology doctorate program at Portland State University. I have had the privilege of working on two evaluation practicum projects before completing my master’s requirements. Through the completion of these projects, I have learned several actions that can be taken to ensure …

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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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