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EERS Week: The Swimmy Model – Strategic Partnerships to Survive in a Changing Evaluation Market by Kirk Knestis

Kirk Knestis here, Eastern Evaluation Research Society (EERS) President-elect, now with Inciter (nee Carson Research Consulting) in Baltimore. As you’ve heard from other EERS Board members, our upcoming conference theme is Adapt! Evaluators in a Changing World. It’s increasingly clear that some powerful changes we face are in the market for evaluation services. It seems …

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EERS Week: Evaluators as Codebreakers: How to Build a Culture of Evaluation by Elizabeth Grim

Hi! My name is Elizabeth Grim and I am a Senior Evaluation Consultant at The Consultation Center at Yale and a Board Member of the Eastern Evaluation Research Society (EERS). This week you’ll hear from other EERS board members and friends about the theme of our Spring conference (#EERS19) – Adapt! Evaluators in a Changing …

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EERS Week: Tony Fujs on Building a Great Performance measurement System (GPS)

Hello! I’m Tony Fujs, Director of Evaluation at the Latin American Youth Center, a DC based non-profit organization. When asked about the role of my department, I often respond that it aims to be “the GPS unit of the organization”, showing decision-makers whether the organization is on track or not toward achieving its goals. I …

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EERS Week: Susan Jenkins on Evaluating American Indian and Alaskan Native Programs

Hello, my name is Susan Jenkins and I am Treasurer of EERS. I have evaluated several Federal Tribal Grants Programs and have learned to redesign assessment, analysis, strategies, and solutions to be appropriate for tribal governments and/or tribal programs. While American Indians and Alaska Natives are citizens of the United States, they also maintain separate …

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EERS Week: Kirk Knestis on Models for Evaluating Education Research and Development Grant Projects

Kirk Knestis, here, CEO of Hezel Associates and EERS Communication Chair. My colleagues are very good at researching education innovations and evaluating programs. We serve as RESEARCH PARTNER or EXTERNAL EVALUATOR for research and development (or R&D) projects across a variety of programs, many funded by agencies like the National Science Foundation. Lesson Learned – …

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EERS Week: Ann K. Emery on Overhauling Your Organization’s Data Visualizations? Three Edits Guaranteed to Give You the Biggest Bang for Your Buck

Greetings, I’m Ann K. Emery. I consult, instruct, and write on all things data visualization. One of the most common questions I receive during workshops and webinars is, “Ann, where do I start?” Cool Tricks: As you’re overhauling your visualizations, these three edits are guaranteed to give you the biggest bang for your buck. Remove …

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EERS Week: Jill Feldman and John Kelley on the Eleanor Chelimsky Forum as a Learning Opportunity

Hi! We are Jill Feldman and John Kelley, board members of the Eastern Evaluation Research Society (EERS), AEA’s oldest affiliate, writing to tell you about the Eleanor Chelimsky Forum, a hallmark of our annual EERS conference. Eleanor Chelimsky is one of the most insightful, influential, and respected evaluators of our era. At the 2012 EERS …

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EERS Week: Lacy Fabian on an Age Old Evaluation Challenge

Hi. My name is Lacy Fabian, and I’m a healthcare quality researcher with MITRE in Woodlawn, MD. In addition to my work in healthcare quality, I am a preceptor for advanced pharmacy students. As a board member for the Eastern Evaluation Research Society (EERS), my AEA local affiliate, it’s my pleasure to welcome you to …

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