I’m Nicole Vicinanza, a Senior Research Associate at JBS International, and a member of the AEA Board. As part of our work on the board, we seek input from AEA members and other stakeholders so that we can establish policies that help AEA as an association better succeed in our mission, attain our vision and live our values. As we look at priority setting for the next year, it would be helpful for us to know how members and non-members connect (or don’t) with AEA.
Rad Resource: The AEA Web page is your portal for dozens of different ways to learn from, contribute to and connect with the AEA community. If you haven’t already, visit the home page – almost every link will lead to a new way to connect with AEA.
Since you’re reading this post, I’m assuming you do connect with AEA in some way (at least through AEA365, or a colleague who forwards you AEA365 posts). However, there are lots of ways to connect – some available only to members, and some available to everyone. For example, I connect to AEA through attending conferences, volunteering (on the Board, as a proposal reviewer for TIGs of which I’m a member, and at the conference), through LinkedIn, and (of course) through AEA365. Other folks I know participate in local affiliates, contribute to AEA Journals or participate in the Thought Leaders Forum.
I consider AEA my primary professional “home” however many of my colleagues call other professions or disciplines their “home” but still use the AEA Library, eStudy courses or journals in their work. Some are connected to AEA indirectly, through friends and colleagues who forward AEA365 postings, public access Coffee Break options or share AEA public statements.
Cool Trick: Sponsored by the AEA Board, enter this AEA365 drawing to win a $75 SAGE gift certificate. To enter, all you have to do by midnight, December 10, in any time zone, is add a note to the comments section of this post that describes, 1) whether you consider AEA your professional “home” and 2) how you connect to AEA.
Hot tip: You don’t have to be a member of AEA to enter or win (but if you aren’t, wouldn’t you like to join?). If you are receiving this via email, just click on the post’s title to return to this post on the AEA365 website and click on the word “comments.” One entry per person please (although you are welcome to comment on each other’s connections and ideas all you wish)! We will randomly select a winner from all those who add an on-topic comment by midnight December 10. The winner will receive a $75 Sage gift certificate.
Do you have questions, concerns, kudos, or content to extend this aea365 contribution? Please add them in the comments section for this post on the aea365 webpage so that we may enrich our community of practice. Would you like to submit an aea365 Tip? Please send a note of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org . aea365 is sponsored by the American Evaluation Association and provides a Tip-a-Day by and for evaluators.