AaEA Holiday Social and Elections, 12/15/2014

Monday, December 15, 2014 5:30 – 9:00 pm Manuel’s Tavern 602 N. Highland Ave, Atlanta, 30307 http://manuelstavern.com ‘Tis the season to celebrate at the Atlanta affiliate of the American Evaluation Association’s (AaEA) annual mixer. Come catch up with AaEA as we exchange information on evaluation resources, good news about the affiliate as well as our […] more

Large Scale Outcome Evaluation, 11/20/2014

Bridging the gap between great plans and reality:  A case study of rigorous outcome evaluation of policy implementation Thursday, November 20, 2014 12:00 – 1:00 pm Webinar Advance Register here: http://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=EB52DB86894738  Evaluators are under increased pressure to collect compelling evidence on the quality of change that a policy or a program introduces.  With this series, case studies […] more

Disappointing Evaluation Results, 11/17/2014

Misaligned Objectives and Design, Misuse use of Evaluation Tools This presentation examines the impact of misaligned evaluation objectives; how inappropriate, through strong designs compromise our interpretation of findings; and, how evaluation tools, methods and approaches can sometimes erode our ability to draw accurate conclusions. Monday, November 17, 2014 5:30 – 7:30 pm ICF International 3 Corporate […] more

Socializing Standards: AaEA Fall Social, 9/18/2014

Join us on September 18th for an after-work beverage and a fun look at the Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation. If you’re new to evaluation, this will be a great chance to learn about the professional standards that guide our work; if you’ve been doing evaluation for ages, this may be just the […] more

2014 AEA Conference Program Review, 8/19/14

This event will be all about reflecting on AEA Summer Institute and preparing for the AEA Fall Conference. We know there were tons of workshops at AEA this summer that you were sad to miss, and you will probably struggle (like the rest of us) to decide what to attend this fall. So why not […] more

Targeting synergism and transformation as evaluation strategies, 8/7/14

Synergism and transformation are examined as two new strategies to include when determining the impact of evaluation in our professional lives and our completed project. As a growing transdisclipline, professionals are often drawn to the evaluation field based on its potential to improve initiatives or systems. This think tank seeks to understand how evaluation is […] more

International Education Evaluation, 7/24/14

Cassandra Frazier will describe the evaluation efforts of Educate Haiti Now, a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the quality of education in Haiti. Educate Haiti Now currently evaluates two of its main initiatives – a teacher training program in the Montessori Method and the Teacher Summer Institute. Educate Haiti Now believes that education is the […] more

Summer Social Rebooting Evaluation Resolutions, 6/26/14

At the beginning of the year we met to discuss our New Year’s Resolutions. Everyone was so eager to gain new evaluation skills and knowledge. AaEA promised to be your accountability partner! You wrote down your resolutions and now it’s time to face the music! Have you stayed true to your resolutions?  If not, how […] more

Global Growth of the Evaluation Profession, 6/3/14

If you’d like to gain a global perspective on the growth of the evaluation profession around the world, come learn more from Jim Rugh, an AaEA founding member, and co-author of the book, RealWorld Evaluation.  National associations (e.g., American Evaluation Association), local affiliates (e.g., AaEA), and individual members of these associations are encouraged to become engaged […] more

Second Annual AaEA Graduate Student Showcase and Networking Event, 5/8/14

In this AAEA and Morehouse School of Medicine collaboration, graduate students are invited to showcase their work in evaluation and discover exciting professional opportunities. In the first hour, students will deliver brief overview of their work using Ignite style presentations. A panel of evaluators will provide feedback on each of the presentations. In the second […] more

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