MSI Fellowship Week: How Academic Policies Affect Faculty During COVID 19 by Jeton McClinton

I am Jeton McClinton, an associate professor of Higher Education at Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi. I use qualitative research a lot in my work from teaching to applying it in many of my research projects.  Why you may ask well, simple, I like how it smoothly supports culturally responsive research practices. Most recently, …

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MSI Fellowship Week: COVID-19: Benefits of Adopting CRE policies at MSI’s, Student Considerations by Lynette Williamson

Hello and Aloha, I am Lynette Williamson, an educator, and Health Information Management (HIM) professional, living and working from beautiful Hawai’i on the island of O’ahu. In August 2019, I moved here to take on an Assistant Professor position at the University of Hawai’i-West O’ahu (UHWO). Little did I know that seven months later, Hawai’i …

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MSI Fellowship Week: Always Changing, Always Improving: Extension Education Evaluation by LaJoy R. Spears

Hello. My name is LaJoy R. Spears, Program Development and Evaluation Specialist at New Mexico State University, Cooperative Extension Service. As an evaluator, AEA MSI Fellow, and member of the Extension Education Evaluation TIG, I found the AEA Public Statement on Cultural Competence in Evaluation to be helpful in building evaluation capacity, identifying areas of …

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Saying good-bye to AEA365 by Sheila B. Robinson

Hello dear readers! Sheila B. Robinson here, AEA365’s Lead Curator and sometimes Saturday contributor with my last post from this uh,… post! After 8.5 years, it’s time for me to move on. AEA365 has been a labor of love and it’s hard to express just how interesting, exciting, educative, and rewarding this role has been …

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LA RED TIG WEEK: How to Institute an Internal Culture of Evaluation by Susana Morales

Hola, my name is Susana Morales and I am so excited to be sharing with fellow evaluation practitioners. My work focuses on bicultural and bilingual evaluations with an emphasis on community health and community economic development. I come to this work from the belief that evaluation can create revolutions and demonstrate impact in communities of …

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LA RED TIG WEEK: What about Positionality? A Brief Reflection on How We Can Approach Participatory and Equity Evaluation by Jessica Saucedo and Tatiana Elisa Bustos

Hello LaRED TIG! We are Jessica Saucedo, a PhD student studying community psychology and Tatiana Elisa Bustos, PhD, with interests in health equity research, implementation science, and equitable evaluation with Indigenous and Latinx communities. Lately, we’ve been reflecting on how our positionality or stance influences any evaluation or research work. From Jessica I am a …

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LA RED TIG WEEK: Lessons Learned in Developing a COVID-19 Emergency Funds Response in Little Village Through a Culturally Responsive Evaluation (CRE) Lens by Alisha Garcia Flores and Quintiliano Rios Perez

¡Hola!  We are Alisha Garcia Flores and Quintiliano Rios Perez, two of four internal Evaluation and Data support staff at Enlace Chicago, a nonprofit based in the Little Village community. Our internal evaluation and data team support staff in database development and training, data analysis for grants, and evaluation efforts across our issue areas of …

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LA RED TIG WEEK: Preparing the Evaluation Field for Evaluators of Color in Modern Times by Sahiti Bhaskara, Wanda Casillas, and Jack Serna

We are Wanda Casillas, Sahiti Bhaskara, and Jack Serna, evaluators and applied researchers of color at different stages of our careers from starting our training to mid-career professionals. Wanda is a faculty member at Claremont Graduate University (CGU) with over 15 years of evaluation experience. Sahiti and Jack are students at CGU beginning their evaluation …

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LA RED TIG WEEK: Striving for Authenticity or Accuracy? by Art Hernandez

My name is Arthur (Art) Hernández, and I am a Professor at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas and a member of the LaRED TIG, among others. I have been an “evaluator” almost since the beginning of my career (which was a long time ago), certainly well before I understood that evaluation is …

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LA RED TIG WEEK: Why is Evaluation Important? A Perspective from a Nonprofit Organization by Ana Maria Martinez

Hello, I am Ana Maria Martinez, an immigrant from South America trying to be bilingual/bi-cultural in Sonoma County. I work at Humanidad Therapy Education Services as a Program Manager. My daily intention is to deliver something of value that generates health, help, happiness and dignity to all in need; particularly those in marginalized communities. In 2017, …

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