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Beyond Theory: Locating Power in Culturally Responsive Evaluation Practice by are Jaimie Haugen and Jill Anne Chouinard

It is likely that you’ve heard issues of power discussed as an important consideration in evaluation contexts. But what does power actually look like in evaluation and what do we do about it? We are Jaimie Haugen and Jill Anne Chouinard, researchers and evaluators who are interested in the concept of power in Culturally Responsive …

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Evaluation: Everything Changes by Tom Grayson

Hello Evaluators!  I’m Tom Grayson, former member of the AEA Board of Directors, retired as Director of Evaluation in Student Affairs at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. Currently, I am an evaluation practitioner, consultant and facilitator. The jazz singer and song writer, Benard Ighner, composed, “Everything must change”. The opening lyrics are, “Everything must …

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CDC Week: Using Funding Proposals as an Evaluation Lever by Dan Kidder

My name is Dan Kidder, and I’m the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit Lead in CDC’s Program Performance and Evaluation Office (PPEO). CDC is a large and decentralized organization. More than 90 divisions do our work, and more than two-thirds of CDC funding goes to support frontline work at state, local, and tribal health departments; ministries …

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CDC Week: Reflecting on our Practice: CDC’s Evaluator Self-Assessment by Sarah Gill

My name is Sarah Gill, and I’m a behavioral scientist on the evaluation team in CDC’s Program Performance and Evaluation Office (PPEO). Our team works across the Agency to build evaluation capacity in public health programs. In addition to providing training and consultations, we create evaluation resources, like the checklists Tom mentioned in Tuesday’s post. …

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CDC Week: User-Friendly, Accessible Guidance–Framework Checklists by Tom Chapel

My name is Tom Chapel, and I’m CDC’s Chief Evaluation Officer. CDC’s Framework for Program Evaluation in Public Health is the source document for how our programs and funded partners conduct evaluations. The Framework was first published as a scientific article–it wasn’t intended to be user-friendly guidance. Over time, we’ve created resources that are more …

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CDC Week: CDC’s Evaluation Fellowship Program—Creating Infectious Agents for Good Evaluation Practice by Sarah Gill

I’m Sarah Gill, and I work in CDC’s Program Performance and Evaluation Office (PPEO), which is home to CDC’s Evaluation Fellowship Program. Today I’ll talk about how a simple change in the way PPEO interacts with CDC programs has produced powerful changes in their interest in and ability to do evaluation. It may offer lessons …

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CDC Week: CDC’s Evaluation Framework Turns 20! A Time for Reflection by Tom Chapel

My name is Tom Chapel, and I’m the Chief Evaluation Officer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As Dan mentioned yesterday, the 1999 publication of the CDC Framework for Program Evaluation in Public Health was the impetus for the integration of evaluation with program planning and execution at CDC. Right now we’re …

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CDC Week: CDC’s Path to Improving Program Evaluation by Dan Kidder

My name is Dan Kidder, and I’m the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit Lead in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Program Performance and Evaluation Office (PPEO). In 2019, CDC is marking the 20th anniversary of the CDC Framework for Program Evaluation in Public Health. This week, we’ll share some history, lessons learned, resources, and …

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Show us your 2020 Vision! Let’s Rock the 2019 AEA Vote! by Sheila B Robinson

Hello AEA members! Sheila B Robinson, aea365’s Lead Curator and sometimes Saturday contributor with an important message about the AEA elections. The  ballot is now open for our 2020 President-elect and Members-at-Large of AEA’s Board of Directors. Unfortunately, AEA member voting has been historically low. Let’s do better this year! Hot Tip: Don’t recognize some of the names? …

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Are You Listening? Social Listening Tips by Jayne Corso

Hi my name is Jayne Corso and I am the Community Manager for AEA. Social listening is crucial to your social media strategy and can make an impact in your overall messaging and communication planning. Listening first and acting second, should be a key approach to managing social media. Here are a few tips for improving your listening …

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