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CEA Week: Alternate Local Affiliate Experiences by Matt Feldmann

Hello, I am Matt Feldmann, the principal researcher and owner of Goshen Education Consulting, Inc. (http://www.gosheneducationconsulting.com). I am a member of the Chicago Evaluation Association and the President of the Evaluation Association of St. Louis (EASL). I began my local affiliate experience as a member of the Chicagoland Evaluation Association because I had contracts in …

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CEA Week: Living and Learning with A Local AEA Affiliate by Asma Ali and Leah C. Neubauer

Welcome to the Chicagoland Evaluation Association’s (CEA) week of AEA 365. We are Asma Ali, President and Leah C. Neubauer, Past President of CEA. CEA begin many years ago as a forum for evaluation professionals and students in the Chicagoland area to network, exchange ideas and knowledge, and participate in professional development activities that promote …

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The Impact of AEA Membership Engagement by Kathy Newcomer

Hello! I’m Kathy Newcomer. Serving as president of AEA this year has been an honor and privilege for many reasons. One of them is the opportunity to witness firsthand the incredible commitment and effort so many of our members exert on our behalf! AEA members serve on TIGs, task forces and working groups and work …

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WE Week: Nick Hart on the Value of Affiliate Connections with the Academic Community

Hello, I am Nick Hart, Treasurer of AEA’s Washington Evaluators (WE) affiliate and a PhD student in Program Evaluation at The George Washington University. I’d like to share some thoughts on the value of local affiliates’ connections with the academic community.   Situated in the Washington, D.C. area, WE has a unique opportunity to connect …

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WE Week: Ladel Lewis and Bernadette Wright on Members Wanted: Recruitment, Retention and Reclamation

We are Ladel Lewis and Bernadette Wright, the leadership team of Meaningful Evidence LLC and co-founders of ASK MATT and active on the Membership Committee of Washington Evaluators (WE), the AEA affiliate for the National Capitol Area. Like a great party needs guests, your organization needs members to succeed. Here are some example ways a …

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WE Week: Ann K. Emery on Transforming your Affiliate or TIG into a Well-Oiled Machine

Welcome! I’m Ann K. Emery, longtime fan of AEA affiliates and proud Secretary of the Washington Evaluators. WE has transformed from an informal organization into a lean, mean fighting machine. We’ve standardized our procedures for planning events and tracking members; transferred institutional knowledge from our brains into documents; and improved how we share information with …

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OPEN Week: Tanya Ostrogorsky on The Power of Local Affiliates

My name is Tanya Ostrogorsky, Assistant Vice Provost for Assessment and Evaluation at Oregon Health & Science University, and I’ve been involved with Oregon Program Evaluators Network since 2002.  I ‘grew up’ studying research methods and data analysis and looking back I was a functioning as an evaluator before I knew what that meant. It …

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OPEN Week: Kim Firth Leonard on Local Affiliates as Learning Communities

My name is Kim Firth Leonard, and I have the honor of authoring the first post on the aea365 blog for Oregon Program Evaluators Network (OPEN) week. I have been an AEA member since 2008, and am currently President of OPEN, a local affiliate of AEA founded in 1997. I work as Assessment Research Coordinator …

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AKEN Week: Vanessa Hiratsuka on Continuous Quality Improvement, Quality Assurance, Evaluation, and Research: Where does my project fit?

Hello, I am Vanessa Hiratsuka, secretary of the Alaska Evaluation Network (AKEN) and a senior researcher at Southcentral Foundation (SCF), a tribally owned and managed regional health corporation based in Anchorage, Alaska, which serves Alaska Native and American Indian people. As part of Commitment to Quality, a key organizational value, Southcentral Foundation (SCF) prioritizes continuous …

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AKEN Week: kas aruskevich on Strengthening Itinerant Evaluations in Rural Alaska

Greetings! My name is kas aruskevich and I am principal of Evaluation Research Associates LLC. I live in Fairbanks and work primarily in rural Alaska. Alaska is known for its great natural beauty, extreme temperatures, and unique context of diverse and far-flung communities assessable only by air. Alaska is the largest state in the U.S. …

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