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Susan Kistler on Seeking an aea365 Intern

I am Susan Kistler, The American Evaluation Association’s Executive Director, and aea365’s ongoing Saturday contributor. Hot Tip: We’re looking for an aea365 intern! The aea365 intern is responsible for: Recruiting contributors – send invitations, work with leaders of sponsoring groups Shepherding contributors – send reminders, ask questions, give thanks Providing final copyediting – copyedit and …

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Susan Kistler on Tracking aea365 Growth

I’m Susan Kistler, the American Evaluation Association’s Executive Director, and I post each Saturday to aea365. On January 1, 2010, we started aea365 with three subscribers – myself, John LaVelle our intrepid intern responsible for overseeing aea365 startup, and a relative who shall remain unnamed but wanted to support our efforts. In the first few …

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Susan Kistler on the Top 10 aea365 Posts of 2011

I’m Susan Kistler, the American Evaluation Association’s Executive Director and intrepid aea365 Saturday contributor. As 2011 drew to a close, we took the opportunity to look back over the year and see what represented the most-read posts on aea365. Here’s a chance to catch up on some of the hottest content if you missed it …

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Bloggers Series: Susan Kistler on Writing Weekly for aea365

Hello world! I’m Susan Kistler, the Executive Director of the American Evaluation Association. This winter, we’ll be running an ongoing series on evaluators who blog. I’m kicking it off by writing about contributing each Saturday’s post to aea365. Rad Resource – aea365: The AEA blog, aea365, posts a contribution a day by and for evaluators. …

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Lev Penny on ProfHacker for the Academically Inclined (and even those who aren’t!)

My name is Lev Penny and I am an itinerant instructor. In November, I read John VanDyke’s piece where he recommended Lifehacker, Zenhabits, and MakeUseOf for self-improvement reading. The first week in December, Shelby First chimed in to suggest HackCollege for aea365’s student readers in particular. I’m going to build on their contributions, but suggest …

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Rakesh Mohan and Amy Lorenzo on the Usefulness of Paper Surveys

Greetings from beautiful Boise! We are Rakesh Mohan and Amy Lorenzo of Idaho’s legislative Office of Performance Evaluations. For the past six years, our office has been conducting surveys solely in an electronic environment. This approach has worked so well that we have all but abandoned the use of paper surveys. When we looked at …

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WMU Week: Kelly Robertson on the Depths of Culture and What it Looks Like in Practice

My name is Kelly Robertson and I am a project manager at The Evaluation Center and a student in the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Evaluation program at Western Michigan University. This fall I was fortunate enough to have been able to attend several lectures and discussions led by visiting scholar Dr. Rodney Hopson which left me …

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WMU Week: Lori Wingate on Questions of Culture and Power in Evaluation and the OK-ness of Not Getting to “The Answer”

My name is Lori Wingate, and I work at The Evaluation Center at Western Michigan University. I’ve been involved in a number of discussions around the issues of culture, color, and gender in evaluation. I value the premise from which these conversations start. Being hyper-pragmatic, I tend to get frustrated with where they end—that, is, …

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WMU Week: Tammi Phillippe on Personal Lenses and Bias

Hello from beautiful Kalamazoo, Michigan. My name is Tammi Phillippe. I am a student in my first official evaluation course. Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo is home to the Evaluation Café where Dr. Rodney Hopson, AEA President Elect, recently gave a talk titled, Evaluation and the Public Good: Toward Whose Good, Whose Benefit and to …

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