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The whole NEO team attended AEA’s Evaluation 2017 conference last week. I am still processing a lot of what I’ve learned from the conference, and hope to write in more detail about them in the upcoming months. Until then, here are some of my highlights: Workshops I attended the two-day Eval 101 workshop by Donna… Read More »
Our organization has a culture of evaluation. Oooh, doesn’t that sound impressive? In fact, I confess to using that term, culture of evaluation, in describing the NNLM Evaluation Office’s mission. However, if someone ever asked me to explain concretely what a culture of evaluation actually looks like, it would have taken some fast Googling, er,… Read More »
This past Wednesday Karen and Cindy held a logic model workshop, which included crafting outcomes, for NNLM staff. Most people probably did not know that it was the first time I worked with a logic model! Here are a few of my takeaways about logic models and writing outcomes: You don’t have to come up… Read More »
We are currently working with performance measures and indicators in assessing the programs of the NNLM. As a starting point, we’ve looked to the Common Metrics Initiative being used by Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) institutions. CTSA institutions vary widely in their projects, but they are using a set of common metrics to demonstrate measurable improvements… Read More »
One of the NEO Shop Talk bloggers, Karen Vargas, lives in Houston and is sheltering in place with her family. She posted this special blog post to let our readers know how her evaluation training is helping her and her family face Hurricane Harvey. She also wanted to let you know her family is going… Read More »