ToE TIG Week: Teaching Evaluation Well in Specific Contexts by Sue Hamann

Hello.  My name is Sue Hamann.  I have been a member of AEA for more than 20 years and a practicing evaluator for almost 40 years.  I currently work as a Science Evaluator for the federal government, and I also teach program and policy evaluation.  My students are of two categories: (1) seasoned scientists, PhDs …

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ToE TIG Week: Introducing a week of teaching and learning about evaluation by John LaVelle, Tiffany Smith and Aileen Reid

Hello!  We are John LaVelle (University of Minnesota), Tiffany Smith (@tiffany7001, University of North Carolina at Greensboro), and Aileen Reid (University of North Carolina at Greensboro).  We are the leadership team for the Teaching of Evaluation TIG (ToE TIG), and we are thrilled to introduce this week of posts on teaching and learning about evaluation.  …

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Practice Positivity: Thinking Happy Thoughts in 2020

Hi, I’m Cady Stokes, editor of AEA’s monthly newsletter. It’s that time of year again—the holiday bliss has officially worn off, it’s beyond cold out, and it seems like we’re stuck inside until further notice. This makes it easy to get wrapped up in those ever-present winter blues. So, how do we combat these feelings of …

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Visionary Evaluation Week: Living as a Visionary Evaluative by Lovely Dhillon

I’m Lovely Dhillon, CEO of Jodevi Consulting based in Atlanta, GA. I have been privileged throughout my career to work with visionaries across the world who share a dedication to using their expertise and life experience to create a better world. Beverly Parsons and Matt Keene, co-editors of Visionary Evaluation for a Sustainable Future, and …

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Visionary Evaluation Week: Visionary Evaluation through Design & Systems Thinking by Cameron Norman

My name is Cameron Norman and I am a contributor to the book Visionary Evaluation for a Sustainable, Equitable Future edited by Beverly Parsons, Lovely Dhillon and Matt Keene. I’m also a professional evaluator and designer who works with organizations on issues of innovation – which is often about creating services and products that move …

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Visionary Evaluation Week: Being a Visionary Evaluative as an Internal Evaluator by Eric Barela

Hello, I’m Eric Barela, Salesforce’s Director of Measurement and Evaluation. I had the privilege of contributing a chapter to Visionary Evaluation for a Sustainable, Equitable Future focusing on the business sector in 2030. Through my writing, I was able to reflect on how being a Visionary Evaluative (VE) influences my work as an internal evaluator. …

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Visionary Evaluation Week: A Visionary Evaluative’s Dirt Meditation by Beverly Parsons

I’m Beverly Parsons, one of the editors and authors of Visionary Evaluation for a Sustainable, Equitable Future. The development of this book brought me to a deeper understanding of environmental sustainability and equity. When Matt Keene, Lovely Dhillon and I (co-editors and co-authors of several chapters) wrestled with a definition for environmental sustainability, Matt argued …

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Visionary Evaluation Week: Being a Visionary Evaluative in the Health Field by Jeanne Ayers

I’m Jeanne Ayers, author of Health: Building Our Power to Create Health Equity, in the new book, Visionary Evaluation for a Sustainable, Equitable Future. In my day job, I’m the State Health Officer, Division of Public Health for Wisconsin. Public health is what we do collectively to assure the conditions in which we can all …

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Visionary Evaluation Week: Visionary Evaluation for a Sustainable, Equitable Future: by Matt Keene

Hi, I’m Matt Keene, part of the team of editors and authors of Visionary Evaluation for a Sustainable, Equitable Future, a book set in 2030. It’s about social (r)evolutions and evaluation’s role in transformative change for a future of shared well-being. Spoiler Alert! A lot of the work is done by Visionary Evaluatives. Who are …

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PE Standards Week: Connecting Measurement, Research, and Evaluation (An Educational Perspective) by Juan D’Brot

Greetings! My name is Juan D’Brot, Senior Associate at the Center for Assessment. I serve as the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) representative for the Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation and will be discussing the relationship among measurement, research, and evaluation. My first job out of graduate school (Research and Evaluation …

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