AEA February Member Monthly Calendar
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Daily: aea365 Tip-a-Day
Weekly: Headlines and Resources Compilation
Ongoing: Discussion on Evaltalk or LinkedIn
Jan 27: Photo Journaling for Evaluation
Feb 3: Coffee Break Webinar - Submitting a Conference Proposal
Feb 6-12: Thought Leaders Discussion with Melvin Hall
Feb 6-12: Data Visualization and Reporting TIG Week
Feb 10: Coffee Break Webinar - Developing Evaluation Reports
Feb 13-19: LGBT TIG Week
Feb 17: Coffee Break Webinar - Adding LGBT Response Options
Feb 24: Coffee Break Webinar - Remark Office OMR for Scanning
Mar 3, 10, 31: Coffee Break Webinars - CPE Evaluation Series
Evaluation 2011

Call for Proposals 
Now accepting proposals for:

  • demonstrations
  • expert lectures
  • panels
  • papers
  • posters
  • roundtables
  • think tanks
  • professional development workshops
Deadline: March 18, 2011
Location: Anaheim, CA
Dates: November 2-5

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Daily: aea365 Tip-a-Day for Evaluators

Daily Emails 

aea365 Tip-a-Day provide a tip-a-day by and for evaluators. Featuring hot tips, cool tricks, rad resources and lessons learned. Get your daily dose of evaluation goodness!

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Weekly: Headlines and Resources Compilation

Weekly Compilation  

Each week, we compile Headlines and Resources from across the field and send them out on Sunday to our H&R List subscribers and post them on AEA's listserv EVALTALK.

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Ongoing: Dive Into the Discussion on EVALTALK or LinkedIn

Ongoing Discussion Forums 

AEA's legacy listserv is the most-used discussion forum focusing on Evaluation. This lively list is open to member and nonmember evaluators alike from around the world.

If you have a (free) profile on popular professional social networking site LinkedIn, join the AEA group for ongoing threaded discussion of questions raised by our members.

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January 27: Photo Journaling for Evaluation

Coffee Break Webinar 

Have you heard about photo journaling but aren't quite sure what is and how to apply it to the evaluation context? David Urias of the Evaluation Research Network and Olga Pierrakos from James Madison University will explain the basics of photo journaling, including detailing the process and providing examples of the product. They'll show how to treat the photos as data, how to analyze their content, and how to use both the product and process to improve not only your evaluation but also stakeholder learning and investment.

Register: Free for AEA members 


Thursday, January 27, 2011, 2:00 - 2:20 PM EST

February 3: Submitting an AEA Conference Proposal

Coffee Break Webinar 

Want to share your knowledge, skills, or lessons learned via a presentation at the AEA Conference but not sure how to get started? AEA Executive Director Susan Kistler will walk you through how to prepare for and submit a proposal to present at Evaluation 2011 including choosing the best presentation format, preparing and focusing your proposal, identifying an appropriate reviewing group, and tips for success. We'll walk through an example proposal submission form online and have an opportunity for questions as well.

Register: Free for AEA members 


Thursday, February 3, 2011, 2:00 - 2:20 PM EST

February 6-12: Melvin Hall on AEA's Thought Leader Discussion Forum

Thought Leaders Series 

Melvin Hall is Professor of Educational Psychology at Northern Arizona University. Initially trained in program evaluation at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (Center for Instructional Research and Curriculum Evaluation - CIRCE), he interrupted evaluation practice to serve as a dean at four public universities located across the United States. Returning to full-time faculty status in 2002, he began active engagement in AEA serving as the Chair of the Diversity Committee followed by two years as chair of the task force charged with drafting an AEA statement on the importance of cultural competence. He currently serves on the AJE Editorial Advisory Board, and with Gail Barrington is co-chairing the presidential strand for AEA's 2011 meeting. With Stafford Hood, Melvin has co-directed multiple NSF grants to support capacity building and culturally responsive evaluation, and in 2008 he was recognized by the Multiethnic Issues TIG with its professional achievement award. Join Melvin for a discussion which will continue exploration of "values and valuing in evaluation" with particular focus on the role of values in meaning-making throughout the program evaluation process.

AEA's Thought Leaders Discussion Series is conducted via an email based discussion list (like a listserv) during one week each month. Sign up for this free members-only list on the thought leaders webpage at
February 6-12: Data Visualization and Reporting TIG Week

Coffee Break Webinar, aea365, Headlines and Resources 

February 6-12 we'll celebrate Data Visualization and Reporting Week (DVR) with AEA's newest TIG. This week's webinar is sponsored by our DVR colleagues, they'll be posting every day on aea365, and we'll highlight DVR resources in particular on the week's headlines and resources list. Check out aea365 on Saturday, February 12, to win a copy of Evaluation Strategies for Communicating and Reporting!

February 10: Developing Eval Reports That Are Useful, User-friendly, & Used

Coffee Break Webinar 

Need to develop evaluation reports that are useful, user-friendly and used? Join Tamara Walser as she outlines a process for developing evaluation reports that tell the story of your evaluation results in ways that are clear, concise, and compelling. Tamara will outline the process, include tips, and provide examples. Developed for use in the classroom, her process and examples are appropriate for any novice evaluator or for faculty who are teaching evaluation to use as a teaching tool.

Register: Free for AEA members 


Thursday, February 10, 2011, 2:00 - 2:20 PM EST

February 13-19: LGBT TIG Week

Coffee Break Webinar, aea365, Headlines and Resources 

Following a great week with the DVR team, February 13-19 we'll celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Evaluation with our LGBT TIG colleagues who will sponsor this week's webinar, post every day on aea365, and have LGBT evaluation resources highlighted on the week's headlines and resources list. Plus, look in on aea365 on February 19 to win a copy of Finding Out: An Introduction to LGBT Studies.

February 17: Adding the LGBT Response Option to Questionnaires

Coffee Break Webinar 

Evaluators know that sexual orientation is an important demographic characteristic in some studies. But most of the time, we don't know how to capture this information. In this webinar, Joe Heimlich from The Ohio State University will demonstrate how to frame questions about sex and gender in survey research. Real world examples from a variety of studies in museums, zoos, parks, and science centers, will illustrate how data changes when respondents have inclusive response options. This webinar is an essential piece of every evaluator's toolkit.

Register: Free for AEA members 


Thursday, February 17, 2011, 2:00 - 2:20 PM EST

February 24: Using Remark Office OMR for Scanning and Analysis

Coffee Break Webinar 

Need an efficient and cost effective way to process paper surveys and other forms? Please join Nora Petchkofski for a Remark Office OMR product demonstration to learn how Remark Office OMR can help you to collect responses, scan forms (surveys, questionnaires, tests), and produce analyses via a variety of customizable reports. Our colleagues at Gravic, the makers of Remark, have been exhibiting with AEA and processing the AEA conference evaluations for years and will demonstrate how they do it. Scanning is quick and easy, and you can use forms that you design yourself in any word processor. Slice and dice your analyses based on any variable within Remark Office OMR or migrate your data to SPSS, Excel and many other file formats. If you didn't have a chance to visit Remark's tables at Evaluation 2010, this is a chance to learn about their product.

Register: Free for AEA members


Thursday, February 24, 2011, 2:00 - 2:20 PM EST

March 3, 10, 31: Collaborative, Participatory, and Empowerment Series

Coffee Break Webinars  

The Collaborative, Participatory, and Empowerment TIG is sponsoring a three-webinar series. For three weeks in March, we'll offer one webinar each on Collaborative, Participatory, and Empowerment evaluation. Each webinar will define one of the three types of CPE evaluation, differentiate it from other types of evaluation, explain the underlying theory and how it translates into practice, include resources for learning more, and include time for questions at the end. The short series should be an excellent primer or refresher on CPE evaluation.

Empowerment Evaluation with David Fetterman and Abraham Wandersman 
egister: Free for AEA members 

March 3, 2011, 2:00 - 2:20 PM EST

Participatory Evaluation with Ann Zukoski and Mia Luluquisen

Register: Free for AEA members 

March 10, 2011, 2:00 - 2:20 PM EST


Collaborative Evaluation with Rita O'Sullivan and Liliana Rodriguez-Campos

Register: Free for AEA members 

March 31, 2011, 2:00 - 2:20 PM EST