The American Evaluation Association (AEA) Board of Directors and the Task Force on Cultural Competence in Evaluation (TF-CC) ask you to vote on making the Public Statement on Cultural Competence in Evaluation a public statement on behalf of the association.
The Public Statement on Cultural Competence in Evaluation affirms the significance of cultural competence in evaluation and identifies essential practices for cultural competence.
In 2005, the AEA Board of Directors approved a proposal to craft a Public Statement on Cultural Competence in Evaluation. Since 2005, the TF-CC has consistently met to develop the statement. The statement was informed by
- a panel of experts in cultural competence and/or research/evaluation,
- thorough review of other professional statements and guidelines addressing cultural competence,
- theory and research on culture and cultural competence, and
- feedback from multiple levels of review by AEA members and committees and colleagues.
AEA's policies note that all public statements are to be (a) member developed, and (b) member approved (see policies I.3.1). The Public Statement on Cultural Competence in Evaluation was developed by the TF- CC and vetted through the full membership as well as key advisors and the Board of Directors. The TF-CC has refined the statement, taking into consideration the input from multiple parties. The AEA Board has reviewed and approved the Public Statement on Cultural Competence in Evaluation in preparation for a vote of the full membership. We are now turning to you to ask you to vote on AEA's using the Public Statement on Cultural Competence in Evaluationas a document representing the association's official position.
Please sign in to the AEA website, review the statement available there, and vote to approve or not to approve it for use as a public statement on behalf of the association.
Site link for voting: http://www.eval.org/ballot/ccstatementvote.asp
2011 President, AEA
Chair, AEA Cultural Competence in Evaluation Task Force