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Susan Kistler on Joining AEA Before December 31, 2012

My name is Susan Kistler, I am the American Evaluation Association’s Executive Director, and aea365’s regular Saturday contributor. Evaluation provides the information needed to help decision-makers make the world a better place. AEA supports evaluators, students of evaluation, and those who work with evaluators, as they undertake this important work.

Hot Tip – Join AEA, or Renew Your Membership, on or Before December 31, 2012: AEA’s dues are going to go up on January 1, 2013. This will be the first time in ten years that AEA has raised its dues. There will be a small $5 increase to adjust for inflation as well as a $10 surcharge for those who wish to receive the two journals that carry AEA’s imprimatur, the American Journal of Evaluation and New Directions for Evaluation, hardcopy. If you join or renew now, you can do so at the current rates and receive both journals in hardcopy free as part of membership.

Hot Tip – Go Green! When joining or renewing, consider whether you want your journals in hardcopy. All members receive online access not only to the most current issue, often before it is published in hardcopy, but also to over 20 years of archival content. The membership forms give you the option to suggest whether you want to access the journals online only or to receive them in hardcopy as well. Right now, either choice incurs exactly the same cost. After January 1, selecting electronic-only journal access will save you $10!

Lessons Learned – Why Bother? AEA members have unparalleled access to some of the best writing in the field through AEA’s journals, can attend any of the association’s 40+ free (to members) coffee break webinars each year and access the recordings archive, receive discounts on professional development opportunities and conference registration, and can immerse themselves to the extent that they wish in the association’s vibrant community of practice and 40+ Topical Interest Groups.

I appreciate your interest and apologize for cross-posting should you have received this notice via another avenue. We want to be sure that all friends of AEA know of the coming changes.

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