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Tuesday, November 1 • 1:45pm - 2:35pm
STEM Program Evaluation: Focused Roundtable Discussions

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Please join us for a set of small group roundtables focused on various aspects of STEM evaluation. Four tables will be set up, staffed by members of the Education Development Center (EDC), TERC, and the UMass Donahue Institute (UMDI) to discuss issues in the following areas:

1.         Evaluation 101 – Getting started

New to evaluation? This discussion will provide tips on how to work with evaluators, resource guides, and logic models.

2.         Evaluation 201 – A closer look at key topics

This discussion will focus on (slightly) more advanced issues in evaluation, and will be designed for individuals who are  somewhat familiar with evaluation. Topics may include “advanced” resource guides, specific concerns raised by audience members, etc.

3.         Balancing multiple evaluation needs/audiences

This group will discuss strategies for balancing the competing evaluation needs and demands of multiple stakeholders, selecting appropriate indicators/metrics, and promoting effective communication.

4.         Broadening participation in STEM – Culturally relevant evaluation

This will be a wide-ranging discussion touching on both introductory (what is culturally relevant evaluation) and advanced topics.

Each group will talk for 20 minutes, then participants will shift to a second table. Presenters will solicit questions regarding the topic of interest, and address those questions by providing examples from their own work. If no questions surface, presenters will share a brief set of comments related to the topic at hand, and will have a few questions prepped to engage the group in a discussion.


Jack DeLisi

Research Scientist, EDC

Steve Ellis

Senior Research Manager at Applied Research & Program Evaluation, UMass Donahue Institute

Leslie Goodyear

Principal Research Scientist, EDC

Jim Hammerman

Project Director/ Senior Researcher & Evaluator, TERC

Eric Hochberg

Senior Researcher, TERC

Jeremiah Johnson

Research Manager and Quantitative Specialist at Applied Research & Program Evaluation, UMass Donahue Institute

Abigail Levy

Co-Director of the Science and Mathematics Programs Unit, EDC

Karen Mutch-Jones

Senior Researcher, TERC

Tuesday November 1, 2016 1:45pm - 2:35pm EDT
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