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MSI Fellowship Week: The importance and value of self-reflection by Arthur Hernandez

My name is Arthur Hernández, and I am a Professor at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio Texas. Even before I knew it, I was an evaluator (albeit not a very good one!) considering my process and consequences related to my teaching, research/evaluation, and service. Now mostly, I’m interested in the means and mechanisms …

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MSI Fellowship Week: Reflective Practice and Critical Reflection: Quiet Moments with an Extension Education Evaluator by LaJoy R. Spears

Hello! My name is LaJoy R. Spears, Program Development and Evaluation Specialist at New Mexico State University, Cooperative Extension Service. As the country grappled with COVID-19, I was navigating a new position, university, city and state. The combination of stressors required adjusting eating habits, establishing new goals, and revising exercise plans. I also focused on …

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MSI Fellowship Week: Benefits of being an AEA MSI Fellow by Lynette Williamson

Hello and Aloha, I am Lynette Williamson, an educator, and Health Information Management (HIM) professional, living and working in beautiful Hawai’i. Currently, I am an Assistant Professor at the University of Hawai’i-West O’ahu (UHWO). As my time in the fellowship program ends, it is of value to engage in reflection. In academia, reflection can be …

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MSI Fellowship Week: Strategies for Equitably Evaluating Research Productivity during COVID-19 by Erica T. Sosa

My name is Erica T. Sosa, and I am an Associate Professor in Public Health and Associate Dean of Research in the College for Health, Community and Policy at the University of Texas at San Antonio. I am also a very proud American Evaluation Association MSI Fellow. As the COVID-19 pandemic shifted the way we …

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MSI Fellowship Week: How Academic Policies Affect Faculty During COVID 19 by Jeton McClinton

I am Jeton McClinton, an associate professor of Higher Education at Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi. I use qualitative research a lot in my work from teaching to applying it in many of my research projects.  Why you may ask well, simple, I like how it smoothly supports culturally responsive research practices. Most recently, …

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MSI Fellowship Week: COVID-19: Benefits of Adopting CRE policies at MSI’s, Student Considerations by Lynette Williamson

Hello and Aloha, I am Lynette Williamson, an educator, and Health Information Management (HIM) professional, living and working from beautiful Hawai’i on the island of O’ahu. In August 2019, I moved here to take on an Assistant Professor position at the University of Hawai’i-West O’ahu (UHWO). Little did I know that seven months later, Hawai’i …

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MSI Fellowship Week: Always Changing, Always Improving: Extension Education Evaluation by LaJoy R. Spears

Hello. My name is LaJoy R. Spears, Program Development and Evaluation Specialist at New Mexico State University, Cooperative Extension Service. As an evaluator, AEA MSI Fellow, and member of the Extension Education Evaluation TIG, I found the AEA Public Statement on Cultural Competence in Evaluation to be helpful in building evaluation capacity, identifying areas of …

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Saying good-bye to AEA365 by Sheila B. Robinson

Hello dear readers! Sheila B. Robinson here, AEA365’s Lead Curator and sometimes Saturday contributor with my last post from this uh,… post! After 8.5 years, it’s time for me to move on. AEA365 has been a labor of love and it’s hard to express just how interesting, exciting, educative, and rewarding this role has been …

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We Want to Hear Your Voice by Elizabeth DiLuzio

Greetings AEA365 community. My name is Elizabeth DiLuzio, volunteer curator for AEA365, and we’re looking for new bloggers. Yes, that means you! Did you know that every 5-6 weeks we host a week dedicated to independent bloggers? While most weeks throughout the year are sponsored by Topical Interest Groups (TIGs) or AEA affiliates, we recognize …

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DRG TIG Week: Hot Tips: Decolonizing Aid Through Community Assessment Partner-ships in the Sahel, by Daniella Montemarano, Aboudou Berthe and Marian Ware

Hi there! My name is Daniella Montemarano, and I currently manage the International Republican Institute (IRI)’s violence prevention and mitigation programs in the Sahel and West Africa Littoral States. I’m joined by colleagues Aboudou Berthe, expert in youth development and good governance who serves as the Mali-based Program Director for our Sahel portfolio, and Marian …

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