Evaluation 2015: Exemplary Evaluations in a Multicultural World

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Building a Foundation for Exemplary Evaluation

Session Number: 2174
Track: Teaching of Evaluation
Session Type: Think Tank
Tags: evaluation capacity improvement, evaluation practices, Teaching of Evaluation
Session Facilitator: Debra J Rog [Associate Director - Westat]
First Author or Discussion Group Leader: Patricia Rogers, PhD [Professor - Royal Melb Institute of Technology]
Second Author or Discussion Group Leader: Kathryn Newcomer [Professor - George Washington University]
Third Author or Discussion Group Leader: Doreen Cavanaugh [Research Professor - Georgetown University]
Fourth Author or Discussion Group Leader: Ann Doucette [Professor, Director - The Evaluators' Institute]
Time: Nov 14, 2015 (07:00 AM - 07:45 AM)
Room: Skyway 273

Audience Level: Advanced

Session Abstract: 

A cursory search on exemplary evaluation revealed numerous examples of how to evaluate exemplary programs and how to conduct exemplary self-appraisals, but little in terms of how to ensure that the evaluation effort itself is exemplary.  This Think Tank, building on discussion from AEA 2014 tackles the issue of what
resources and evaluation tools are needed to craft and yield exemplary evaluations.  How does training need to change to construct and respond to evaluative environments; to meet the challenges of globalization; to incorporate complexities and new data sources (e.g., social media); to better inform decision-making and policy formulation; to support diverse and varying levels of evaluation expertise; and, to provide flexible, relevant and accessible learning opportunities? This think tank, led by faculty of The Evaluators Institute, focuses on what constitutes exemplary evaluation practice; how we can learn from what’s worked and what has not; the role of mentoring and e-coaching;and, evaluation opportunities in a global arena.

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