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Jun

21

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A Cinderella Story about Evaluation Presentations

Posted by on June 21st, 2017 0 comments

Once upon a time, there was an evaluator like any other.  She often was called on to present evaluation results of special projects. Sometimes it was at the request of influential stakeholders. Other times, it was for colleagues at professional conferences. Almost always, she got the same audience response. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Then one day, I realized… Read More »

Posted in: Blog

Jun

09

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The Cookie Exercise: Setting Criteria

Posted by on June 9th, 2017 1 comment

What do Oreo cookies have to do with evaluation? In program evaluation, we want to know the extent to which a program is successful.  If we’re evaluating an activity we’re doing at our job, we might be trying to figure out if more money should be put towards future iterations of that activity or if it… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Data Analysis, Practical Evaluation

Jun

02

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Logic Model Hack: Constructing Proposals

Posted by on June 2nd, 2017 0 comments

Logic models are program planning tools but they have many other uses (new to logic models?  See these posts).  The NEO has a series of “logic model hacks” that are about other ways logic models can be used (this is the second one, so it’s a series). The logic model is a great help when writing proposals… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Logic Models

May

19

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The Good News about Bad News

Posted by on May 19th, 2017 3 comments

Years ago, I conducted a campus climate assessment for a smallish university. Campus climate assessments are just an academic-fancy word for student satisfaction surveys. Our results were mostly positive because, in general, our college students were a happy bunch. But, even in the Magic Kingdom of College, nothing is perfect.  Ratings for the campus computer labs… Read More »

Posted in: Participatory Evaluation, Practical Evaluation

May

12

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NEO Shop Talk Renovation is Afoot

Posted by on May 12th, 2017 0 comments

Happy Friday, readers.  NEO Shop Talk is getting a makeover this weekend, so we won’t be posting an article today.  We will be back next Friday with our usual pithy advice about Do-It-Yourself evaluation.

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