Evaluation 2014

#Eval14 Grad Students Reflections Week: Denise Ramón on Building Relationships and Enhancing your Network System: Eval2014

Hi! My name is Denise Ramón. I am a doctoral student in education at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas and work at the Center for Civic Leadership that focuses on civic engagement and leadership. More specifically, I help to connect my university to the community. I am interested in Asset …

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#Eval14 Grad Students Reflections Week: Çigdem Meek, Bashar Ahmed, and Marissa Molina on Lessons Learned as Novice Evaluators: Eval2014

Hello! We are Çigdem Meek, Bashar Ahmed, and Marissa Molina, PhD students at the University of Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. As novice evaluators, we would like to share what we have learned from our experience of attending the 28th Annual Conference of the American Evaluation Association in Denver. Lessons Learned: Attending the conference …

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#Eval14 Grad Students Reflections Week: Erica Roberts on Reflecting on Evaluation 2014: Perspectives of a Graduate Student

Hi, my name is Erica Roberts, an AEA GEDI scholar, doctoral candidate at the University of Maryland School of Public Health, and an intern at the National Cancer Institute Office of Science Planning and Assessment. As a graduate student who is approaching the transition from student to professional in the field of public health evaluation, …

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#Eval14 Grad Students Reflections Week: Danielle Cummings on GEDI Intern Reflections on the AEA Annual Conference

Hello! My name is Danielle Cummings. I am a member of the AEA Graduate Education Diversity Internship (GEDI) program and a graduate student at NYU Wagner School of Public Service studying public policy analysis. Attending AEA’s annual conference was inspiring and edifying. As a graduate student learning analytical methods and research design, the conference was …

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#Eval14 Grad Students Reflection Week: Kristin Woods on Enhancing your conference experience through Topical Interest Group involvement

I am Kristin Woods, 2013-2014 co-chair for the GSNE TIG; I am a PhD student at Oklahoma State University in the Research, Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics program and a faculty member at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. I attended my first AEA conference in 2012 and was overwhelmed by the number of people and sessions as …

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#Eval14 Grad Students Reflections Week: Andrea Guajardo on How Graduate Students Can Become More Involved in AEA

My name is Andrea Guajardo and I am the Director of Community Health for CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System and a doctoral student at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. I have been a member of AEA for exactly one year, and in that year, I was selected for the Minority …

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Jayne Corso on Evaluation 2014 (#Eval14) Twitter Highlights

Hello, my name is Jayne Corso. I am a Community Manager for the American Evaluation Association (AEA) and I manage AEA’s social media presence (@aeaweb). This past week at Evaluation 2014, our event hashtag (#eval14) took on a life of its own and racked up a total of 5,601 tweets thanks to your postings, retweets, …

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Sheila B Robinson on #Eval14 – Visionary Evaluation and the Big Blue Bear

Hi, I’m Sheila Robinson, aea365’s Lead Curator and sometimes Saturday contributor with reflections from Denver as we wrap up Evaluation 2014. I’ve enjoyed five AEA conferences now, each one as exciting a learning and community-building opportunity as the last. I spent time thinking deeply about our conference theme and discovering the connections among the various …

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Leigh M. Tolley on Taking a Chance and Getting Involved at Evaluation 2014

Hello everyone! My name is Leigh M. Tolley, and I am an advanced doctoral student in the department of Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation at Syracuse University, and a Research Assistant at Hezel Associates, LLC in Syracuse, NY. I realized on the way to Denver that this is my fifth AEA conference! Lesson Learned: I …

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Sheila B Robinson on Perspectives from First-Time #Eval14 Attendees

Hello! I’m Sheila B Robinson, aea365’s Lead Curator and frequent contributor with a woman-on-the-street (well, woman lurking in conference room) report from first time attendees at #eval14. This afternoon, I caught up with participants from Presenting Data Effectively: Practical Methods for Improving Evaluation Communication. Tanya Hills, Evaluation Manager with the USTA Foundation wanted to learn …

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