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Meet SCEA at AEA 2013’s Information Fair & Reception

The Southern California Evaluation Association will be at the American Evaluation Association 2013 conference this year. You can meet us Wednesday night, 10/16/13 7pm-8:30pm, at the Information Fair & Reception. Both new and current members are welcome to stop by and talk with us about the exciting future of the SCEA. Learn about how you can … Continue reading

Job Opportunity – Post-Doctoral Position

  The Center for Creative Leadership is interested in interviewing qualified candidates for a post-doctoral position at its Greensboro campus. Candidates should have completed their Ph.D. within the last 3 years and before August 1, 2013 in evaluation or a related field such as IO Psychology, Human Resource Management, Ed Psych Measurement, Social Psychology, Quantitative Psychology, Behavior … Continue reading

AEA Graduate Education Diversity Internship

We’ve recently received word from our friends at AEA that the GEDI program opening applications for the 2013/2014 academic year. See below for more information:   The AEA Graduate Education Diversity Internship (GEDI) program works to engage and support students from groups traditionally under-represented in the field of evaluation. The goals of GEDI are to: … Continue reading

Job Search: Positive Organizational Psychology and Evaluation Faculty Position

CLAREMONT GRADUATE UNIVERSITY Positive Organizational Psychology and Evaluation Faculty Position   We are seeking an exceptional scholar whose research and teaching contribute to our Positive Organizational Psychology and Evaluation Science programs.  The School of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences (SBOS) at Claremont Graduate University has graduate programs in Positive Developmental and Organizational Psychology, Social Psychology, and … Continue reading

The 2013 Summer Evaluation Institute in Atlanta, Georgia

Greetings Southern Californian Evaluators! If you’re looking for an opportunity to strengthen your evaluation skills, and can make it out to Atlanta, we recommend you consider the 2013 Summer Evaluation Institute hosted by the AEA. Information is listed below. 2013 Summer Evaluation Institute June 2-5, 2013, Atlanta, Georgia, USA Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia … Continue reading

Evaluation 2013: Evaluation Practice in the Early 21st Century

  This year’s Evaluation conference, hosted by the American Evaluation Association, heads northeast to Washington D.C. from October 16th to the 19th! This year’s topic focuses on the state of evaluation practice as we head in to the early 21st century. The deadline for abstract proposal submissions has passed, but we encourage you to keep … Continue reading

Where is the Southern Californian Evaluation Association?

Southern California is a large portion of the state, rivaling entire states in size. Our state is an exemplary figure of the melting pot that is the United States, and evaluators here need not only take methodological and theoretical aspects of evaluation into consideration, but also must remain aware of the complexity in evaluating our … Continue reading

SCEA Member Activity at AEA 2012

Many evaluators felt right at home at last year’s conference in sunny Anaheim, California, but Minneapolis welcomed us with open arms this year at Evaluation 2012. There were many excellent presentations this year – many evaluators presented on and explored the conference theme of evaluation in complex ecologies. Just as we, as evaluators, have learned … Continue reading

SCEA at AEA 2011: Presentations on Evaluation Theory

As evaluation practitioners, scholars, and students, we are often greeted by questions about the relationship between evaluation theory and practice. Our experiences suggest that development and advancement of these areas inevitably go hand-in-hand. In today’s post, we draw your attention to paper presentations about evaluation theory specifically. Those interested in this particular area might find … Continue reading

SCEA at AEA 2011: Presentations on Network Analysis

The Evaluation field’s growth over the years have led to the development of new tools for practice in some cases and integration of existing tools from various disciplines in other cases. Social network analysis/network mapping is an example of an analytic method traditionally used in Sociology and Anthropology to study interaction within social groups that … Continue reading