Welcome to the CP&E TIG sponsored week of tips and rad resources.
I am David Fetterman, past-president of the American Evaluation Association and co-chair of the Collaborative, Participatory and Empowerment Evaluation TIG. I have 25 years of experience at Stanford University. I am the President & CEO of Fetterman & Associates, an international evaluation consulting firm. Concurrently I am a member of the faculty in the School of Education at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and co-Director of the Arkansas Evaluation Center.
Hot Tip – Let go. In empowerment evaluation it is important to learn how to let go without abdicating your responsibility. Encourage folks to take the lead but follow closely behind to make sure things get done, to help when help is needed, to facilitate and guide but not control.
Ignite Lecture. Ignite lectures are 5 minutes and 20 slides. It is a wonderful way to help you refine your message and communicate more effectively. Example
Online Debate. Debating your views with critical friends is another way to crystallize your thinking and your message. See: Fetterman, Patton, and Scriven Debate: Promises and Pitfalls of Empowerment Evaluation
Chinman, Hunter, Ebener, Paddock, Stillman, Imm, Wandersman’s article: The Getting to Outcomes Demonstration and Evaluation: An Illustration of the Prevention Support System in the American Journal of Psychology, (2008). [41:206-224]. Abstract
José M. Díaz-Puente, Adolfo Cazorla Montero, and Ignacio de los Ríos Carmenado’s article: Empowering communities through evaluation: some lessons from rural Spain. Community Development Journal [2009, 44(1): 53-67]. Abstract
Fetterman, Deitz, and Gesundheit’s medical education article: Empowerment evaluation: a collaborative approach to evaluating and transforming a medical school curriculum in Academic Medicine [85(5):813-820]. It is a case example of how empowerment evaluation was applied to the Stanford University School of Medicine. Full Article
Fetterman, and Wandersman’s popular article: “Empowerment evaluation: yesterday, today, and tomorrow” in the American Journal of Evaluation [28(2):179-198]. This article “is designed to enhance conceptual clarity, provide greater methodological specificity, and highlight empowerment evaluation’s commitment to accountability and producing outcomes.” Abstract
Miller, and Lennie’s article: Empowerment Evaluation: A Practical Method for Evaluating a National School Breakfast Program in the Evaluation Journal of Australasia, 2005. [5(2), 18-26]. Full Article
Fetterman’s chapter – Empowerment Evaluation: Learning to Think Like an Evaluator. In Alkin, M. (ed.) Evaluation Roots: A Wider Perspective of Theorists’ Views and Influences, 2012.
Fetterman, D.M.’s Empowerment Evaluation in the Digital Villages: Hewlett Packard’s $15 Million Race Toward Social Justice. Stanford University Press.
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