Paths to the Future of Evaluation: Advancing Equity and Inclusion With Underrepresented Populations

Session Number: 2863
Track: Disabilities and Underrepresented Populations
Session Type: Birds of a Feather Gathering
Tags: adjudicated, court-involved, disability, Elderly, foster youth, Hard-to-reach population, Homeless, Human trafficking, marginalised groups, migrant, Underrepresented, Vulnerable populations
Session Facilitator: June E Gothberg [Assistant Professor - Western Michigan University]
First Author or Discussion Group Leader: June E Gothberg [Assistant Professor - Western Michigan University]
Second Author or Discussion Group Leader: Caitlyn Anne Bukaty [Senior Research Associate - Evaluation Coordinator and Analyst - University of Central Florida]
Third Author or Discussion Group Leader: Linda P Thurston [retired - Professor and Associate Dean - emeritus - Kansas State University]
Fourth Author or Discussion Group Leader: Ryan John Machtmes [Graduate Student - University of Minnesota, Twin Cities]
Time: Nov 14, 2019 (12:30 PM - 01:30 PM)
Room: Hilton Minneapolis Ballroom ABC - Table 05

Audience Level: All Audiences

Session Abstract (150 words): 

Thinking to the future of evaluation, how do we ensure equitable and inclusive evaluation?  This Birds of a Feather Gathering is hosted by the leaders of the Disability and Underrepresented Populations TIG (DUP TIG) to promote rich discussion aimed at building networks and exploring ideas to increase participation of those often left out of evaluation.  DUP focuses on evaluation with populations often defined as marginalized or hard-to-reach including persons of different abilities, languages, or cultures, persons considered elderly, persons who are homeless, migrants, undocumented, or refugees, persons that experienced trauma, human trafficking, or adjudication, children in foster care, wounded warriors, and more.  We invite you to join us in conversation on lessons learned, resources, strategies, and practices to advance the equity and inclusion of all people in evaluation from the designing, implementation, analysis, and dissemination of results.  Ideas generated will be shared in a follow-up email to those interested.