ACET is excited to announce that evaluators Joseph Curiel and Kirsten Rewey have been accepted to present findings at three multi-paper sessions at the 2012 American Evaluation Association’s Annual Conference held this October in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Entitled “Evaluation in Complex Ecologies: Relationships, Responsibilities, Relevance,” Joseph and Kirsten will be joining thousands of attendees for a week of workshops, networking, and capacity building.
On Thursday, October 25, Kirsten Rewey will be a part of the multi-paper session “Evaluating Programs Targeted for Populations with Disabilities.” Kirsten’s paper, entitled “Evaluating an Educational Support Program for Those Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing: Unique Needs” explores the design, implementation, and training for a group of stakeholders including deaf, hard of hearing, hearing, and multilingual individuals.
On Friday, October 26, Joseph Curiel will be chairing “The Complexity of Multi-Site Evaluations: Lessons Learned from the Evaluation of a College Access Program” alongside colleagues from the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota Office of Higher Education. The session will explore the challenges encountered and solutions devised as part of the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) project.
On Saturday, October 27, Kirsten will again be presenting, this time as part of the multi-paper session “Building Evaluation Capacity to Support Short and Long-term Organization Impact.” Kirsten’s presentation, “Managing the Impact of Staff Turnover on Evaluation Capacity and Quality,” includes strategies for building staff capacity for evaluations, even in the face of changing staff makeup.
We are very proud of our evaluators and invite you to attend their sessions.