Join the AEA
Thought Leader Discussion Series With Our Inaugural Discussant, Michael Quinn
Week of September 20-26, 2009
President Debra Rog kicks off a new program to connect thought leaders in our
field with AEA members, new and old alike. It is one of many ways we are hoping
to provide bridges across members to continue to foster the sense of community
AEA members value. Each month, we'll be hosting an asynchronous (not in real
time) online exchange over the course of a week using AEA's new discussion
forums. During each exchange, an established evaluator or theorist will
contribute daily to an online dialogue around issues of importance to the field
and to our professional practice. As a participant, it is up to you whether to
sit back and watch the exchange or become an active contributor, asking questions
of the speaker and your participant colleagues or providing insights based on
your own background and experiences.
invites you to participate in the inaugural discussion with one of our eminent
authors and practitioners, Michael Quinn Patton. Michaelis the author
of five major books in the field of evaluation, including Utlization-focused
Evaluation and an upcoming publication on Developmental Evaluation about
which he'll share teasing tidbits during the exchange. He is a former President
of AEA and recipient of both the Alva and Gunner Myrdal Award for Outstanding
Contributions to Useful and Practical Evaluation from the Evaluation Research
Society and the Paul F. Lazarsfeld Award for Lifelong Contributions to
Evaluation Theory from the American Evaluation Association.
How does one sign up for
the AEA Discussion Series? This is
a members-only opportunity and it is free to all members who wish to sign up.
You should be available to check the discussion list postings daily at your
convenience during the week of September 20-26. The full exchange takes place
electronically via the AEA Presidents Forum. To join the forum, sign on to the
AEA website using your username and password, navigate over to the forums, and
click on "Add/Change Subscriptions" near the top right of the forum page. Then,
next to the "President's Forum" select your delivery preference - we recommend
Real Time or Daily Digest - and click Save at the bottom of the page.
Login at: http://www.eval.org
you have questions about the forums, or run into technical difficulties, please
check the Frequently Asked Questions and then do not hesitate to contact us here in
the AEA office at email@example.com.