The UC Educational Evaluation Center (UCEC) announces student selections to its 2012 Institute for Training in Educational Evaluation

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
UCEC Institute

The University of California Educational Evaluation Center (UCEC) is pleased to announce the attendees of its Institute for Training in Educational Evaluation held July 24-26 at UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School. This competitive opportunity was open to graduate students in any discipline on a University of California campus.

Participants will attend method, theory, and skill-based workshops in educational evaluation conducted by nationally recognized UC scholars including Julian Betts (UC San Diego), Tina Christie (UCLA), Greg Duncan (UC Irvine), Bruce Fuller (Berkeley), Michal Kurlaender (UC Davis), Will Shadish (UC Merced), and John Yun (UC Santa Barbara). Additionally, graduate students will have the opportunity to share their individual research interests and receive feedback from UC professors and other graduate students who are also interested in educational evaluation.

“We are very pleased to offer our second annual Institute,” says John Yun, the director of the UCEC. “There continues to be a critical need as well as a high demand for training in educational evaluation and the UCEC is offering a high-caliber program with nationally recognized faculty. It’s the perfect opportunity for UC graduate students interested in leveraging their research training to learn more about how to engage in evaluation work that has the potential to improve programs and impact policy.”

The 2012 participants are:

Nancy Acevedo-Gil, UCLA
Britni Adams, UC Irvine
Mahua Baral, UC Berkeley
Shilpa Baweja, UCLA
Nicole Blalock-Moore, UC Davis
Patrick Button, UC Irvine
Arena Chang, UC Irvine
Huy Chung, UC Irvine
Mari Estrada-Gonzalez, UCSB
Daniel Flynn, UC Irvine
Jonathan Gillespie, UCLA
Lance-David Langdon, UC Irvine
Alex Lin, UC Irvine
Marcela Martinez, UC Irvine
Ashley Mayworm, UCSB
Nahid Nariman, UCSD
Hironao Okahana, UCLA
Sherrie Reed, UC Davis
Adam Sheppard, UC Irvine
Hyo Jeong Shin, UC Berkeley
Jennifer Stein, UC Riverside
Raquel Wigginton, UCSB
Adam Wright, UCSB
Binbin Zheng, UC Irvine

The University of California Educational Evaluation Center utilizes the system-wide expertise of nationally-recognized scholars to address educational problems through the rigorous evaluation of potential educational solutions. Through these evaluations, the UCEC contributes to the knowledge base of effective policies and practices (PK–20 and beyond) with the goal of improving data use and decision-making. The combined experience of the UCEC Site Directors offers content and methodological expertise to successfully conduct national, state, and local educational evaluations, as well as provide training to those seeking to develop evaluation expertise.

[John Yun is available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]