Voices from the Next Generation: Insights on Evaluation from Georgia State Masters Students, 5/15/13 5:30
GSU AEA Event
May 15, 2013
Little Five Points Community Center
1083 Austin Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
Join us as we welcome a new generation of evaluators into the field. Recent graduates from GSU’s School of Social Work will engage us in a conversation about their experiences in learning and conducting program evaluation. Students are required to take a course on program evaluation and technology in their second year, which includes conducting a program evaluation in the field. Dr. Mary Ohmer will give a brief overview of the course, which focuses on evaluation methods and approaches. Through an interactive panel discussion, students will share insights from the course and their evaluation projects, including how social service agencies are responding to and using evaluation. Jennifer Owens, MSW, who graduated several years ago, will discuss how she continues to use program evaluation in her work as the Manager of Community Partnerships with Columbia Residential, a local affordable housing developer. We’ll also discuss implications for the broader field of evaluation as we move further into the 21st century.
Types of evaluation projects conducted by student panel participants:
- A formative evaluation for Refugee Family Services Young Women’s Leadership Program
- A process evaluation for the Multi Agency Alliance for Children, Opportunity Passport Program for Youth
- A process evaluation for The Drake House Neighbor to Neighbor Program
- A formative evaluation for McIntosh Trail Community Service Board, Assertive Community Treatment program
- A process and outcome evaluation for the International Rescue Committee, Volunteer Program
Social time begins at 5:30 pm with the presentation following at 6:00 pm. The event is free to members and the public. AaEA annual membership is $40 ($25 for students/interns/fellows) and available for sign up at the door. For more information, contact Karen Anderson at kanderson2 AT familiesfirst DOT org or Maureen Wilce at mwilce AT earthlink DOT net.