Faculty and students from UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School presented at the American Evaluation Association (AEA) national conference held November 2-5 in Anaheim, California.
Mark Grimes presented the poster “Evaluating Small Online Courses.” Richard Durán, Nida Rinthapol, and Edwin Hunt took part in the roundtable Addressing Cultural Validity of Measurement and Evaluation Among Immigrant Youth for the Implementation of Program Development. Katy Nilsen and John Yun took part in the roundtable Teaching Program Evaluation: Incorporating Values; Alma Boutin-Martinez and Yun took part in the roundtable Towards a Framework for Not-for-Profit and For-Profit Partnerships in Educational Evaluation; Yun chaired the session Methodological Issues in Assessment in Higher Education; Yun both chaired and presented in the session A Role for Higher Education in Educational Evaluation, presenting a “Framework for Sustainability: The Role of Higher Education in Educational Evaluation.”
The American Evaluation Association is an international professional association of evaluators devoted to the application and exploration of program evaluation, personnel evaluation, technology, and many other forms of evaluation. Evaluation involves assessing the strengths and weaknesses of programs, policies, personnel, products, and organizations to improve their effectiveness. AEA has approximately 6800 members representing all 50 states in the US as well as over 60 foreign countries. AEA’s annual meeting brought together approximately 2500 evaluation practitioners, academics, and students. The conference was broken down into over 40 Topical Strands that examine the field from the vantage point of a particular methodology, context, or issue of interest as well as the Presidential Strand highlighting this year’s Presidential Theme of Values and Valuing.
[Students and faculty presenting at the conference are available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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