Register Now! CREA Conference

4th International Conference (September 27-29), Evidence Matters: Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment Translating to Action and Impact in Challenging Times (http://crea.education.illinois.edu/home/crea-conference-2017 ). Early registration rate deadline AUGUST 25, 2017

*More info to come!

September 26, 2017

Pre-conference workshops

http://crea.education.illinois.edu/home/crea-conference-2017/pre-conference-workshops

September 27, 2017

Indigenous /Native American Welcome Ceremony

Organized by Joseph Podlasek (Ojibwe) CEO of Trickster Art Gallery

http://www.trickstergallery.com/

Opening Keynote Address

Teresa LaFromboise, Ph.D.  Professor of Education and Chair of Native American Studies (Stanford University)

Welcome Reception

September 28, 2017

Morning Plenary Session: Evaluation in the Context of Race, Class, and Social Justice

Featured Speakers

Gloria Ladson-Billings, Ph.D.  Professor, Curriculum and Instruction (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Ernie House, Ph.D.  (Professor Emeritus University of Colorado-Boulder)

Chair: Melvin Hall, Ph.D. Professor of Educational Psychology (Northern Arizona University)

Discussant: Rodney Hopson, Ph.D. Professor Educational Psychology, Research Methods, Education Policy George Mason University

Edmund W. Gordon Senior Distinguished Lecture and Luncheon

Senior Distinguished Lecturer

Guillermo Solano-Flores. Ph.D. Professor of Education (Stanford University)

Forms of Evidence that Also Matter: The Correspondence of Rigorous Methodology and Fair Assessment Practices in a Diverse Society

Chair: Peggy Carr, Ph.D. Acting Commissioner, National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education

Discussant: Karen Kirkhart, Ph.D. Professor of Social Work (Syracuse University)

American Evaluation Association Race and Class Dialogue (http://eval.org/RaceDialogues)

In person and Webcast

September 29, 2017

Luncheon Keynote Address

Robin L. Miller, Ph.D. Professor of Psychology (Michigan State University)

“Hiding in plain sight: On culturally responsive evaluation and LGBTQ communities of color”.

Indigenous/ Native American Closing Ceremony

Organized by Joseph Podlasek (Ojibwe) CEO of Trickster Art Gallery

Dr. Bowman to present at NCAI 2017 Mid Year Conference & Marketplace

Dr. Bowman will present for the National Congress of American Indians Policy Research Center’s 12th Annual NCAI Policy Research Center Tribal Leader/Scholar Forum in Uncasville, Connecticut’s Pre-Conference Data Partners session on Monday, June 12, 2017, from 10:00am-4:00pm.

The presentation title is “Declaration of Indigenous Sovereignty over Evaluation and Research” is one of 3 that will be featured in the morning session, which is focused exclusively on Indigenous data and research governance.

Date: Jun 12, 2017 – Jun 15, 2017

Where: Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT

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*More details here soon: http://www.ncai.org/events/2017/06/12/2017-mid-year-conference-marketplace

Video: Cultural Elements in Traditional Evaluation

Dr. Nicole Bowman of Bowman Performance Consulting explains how culture and context matter in evaluation. Dr. Bowman seeks multi-cultural validity and shared responsibility.

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Dr. Bowman to Co-Present LEAD Brown Bag on 3/30

Dr. Nicole Bowman

LEAD and the Evaluation Community of Practice are co-sponsoring a brown bag on AEA Diversity Initiatives, on March 30th

The flyer is below, please share!

*Download the PDF of the LEAD flyer.

Dr. Bowman presents “Indigenous by Design”

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AEA 2016 TIG Panel Session, Indigenous by Design

 Chair/Discussant/Presenters:

  • Stafford Hood (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  • Donna M Mertens (Independent Consultant – Independent Consultant)
  • Nicole R. Bowman (Mohican/Munsee, Research/Evaluation – Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, President – Bowman Performance Consulting, LLC)
  • Fiona Cram (Director – Katoa Ltd, Aotearoa New Zealand)
  • Carolee Dodge Francis (Associate Professor/Executive Director American Indian Research & Education Center – University of Nevada Las Vegas)

Saturday, October 29, 2016 | 8:00 am – 9:30 am EST | Room: International South 1

Session Information

From the session abstract: “Culturally responsive Indigenous evaluation (CRIE) is evaluation that is by, for and with Indigenous peoples. It is evaluation that recognizes that being Indigenous by design is about program innovation that seeks inspiration from traditional models of practice and ways of being. The teaching of elders and the legal and sovereign status of Indigenous nations legitimate such program designs. CRIE rises to the challenges this presents by engaging with Indigeneity in evaluation design and implementation, evaluation capacity building, and the maintenance of relationships with Indigenous communities that continues beyond one-off evaluations. In this way we seek to make evaluation both relevant and useful to Indigenous initiatives. This panel presents reflections on CRIE, including questions we ask ourselves as well as the answers we have come up with. In this way we seek to broaden conversations on CRIE so that others may think along with us, for the benefit of Indigenous peoples.”

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Dr. Bowman goes Deep into the Social Justice Iceberg!

iceberg2AEA 2016 TIG Panel Session, Deep into the Social Justice Iceburg: How Evaluation Helps Design and Drive Whole-Systems Change (a live K-12 example)

 Chair/Discussant/Presenters:

    • Thomaz Kauark Chianca (Managing Partner – COMEA Relevant Evaluations)
    • Nicole R. Bowman (Mohican/Munsee, Research/Evaluation – Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, President – Bowman Performance Consulting, LLC)
    • Joanne McEachen (President & Chief Destiny Changer – The Learner First)
    • E Jane Davidson (President / Vice President – Real Evaluation / The Learner First)
    • Rodney K Hopson (George Mason University)
    • Ernest Robert House (Professor Emeritus – University of Colorado)
    • Sonya Horsford
    • Jacqueline Sakho

 Friday, October 28, 2016 | 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm EST | Room: Atrium Ballroom A

Session Information

From the session abstract: “Deep, lasting change for social justice can only happen when it goes right into the depths of the systems culture iceberg. That means changing not just policies, programs, and structures, but also ‘the way we really do things around here’. At the deepest level of all, it requires shattering dysfunctional beliefs and assumptions and embedding new ones. In this session, you will see a compelling live example of deep systemic change that is powered by social justice-driven evaluative thinking, design, methodologies and tools.”

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Dr. Bowman to Present Improving Culturally Responsive Evaluation by Recognizing Cultural Values, Indigenous Rights, Evaluation Setting, and the Culture of the Evaluator

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Dr. Bowman in Traditional Regalia

AEA 2016 TIG Multipaper Session, Improving Culturally Responsive Evaluation by Recognizing Cultural Values, Indigenous Rights, Evaluation Setting, and the Culture of the Evaluator

  • Chair/Presenters:
    • Nicole R. Bowman (Mohican/Munsee, Research/Evaluation – Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, President – Bowman Performance Consulting, LLC)
    • Laura Luo (China Agriculture University)
    • Linda Edith Lee, CE FCES (Partner – Proactive Information Services Inc)
    • Yelena Hill, M.D. (Manager, Organizational Knowledge)
    • Jenna LaChenaye, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor – University of Alabama Birmingham)
    • Larry K Bremner (Past President Canadian Evaluation Society)

 Friday, October 28, 2016 | 8:00 am – 9:30 am EST | Room: M103

Session Information

From the session abstract: “Improving Culturally Responsive Evaluation by Recognizing Cultural Values, Indigenous Rights, Evaluation Setting, and the Culture of the Evaluator”

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Dr. Bowman to Present AEA’s Role in the New Global Initiatives

Dr. Nicole Bowman

Dr. Nicole Bowman

AEA 2016 Panel Session, AEA’s Role in the New Global Initiatives from EvalPartners

  • Chair/Presenters:
    • Mike Hendricks (AEA representative to IOCE and EvalPartners)
    • Svetlana Negroustoueva (World Bank)
    • Thomas A. Schwandt (Professor – University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign)
    • Bianca Montrosse-Moorhead (Assistant Professor – University of Connecticut)
    • Donna Podems (University of Johannesburg)
    • Nicole R Bowman, Ph.D. (Mohican/Munsee, Research/Evaluation – Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, President – Bowman Performance Consulting, LLC)
    • John LaVelle (Assistant Professor – Louisiana State University)

Thursday, October 27, 2016 | 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm EST | Room: L504

Session Information

From the session abstract: “EvalPartners, the global movement to strengthen national evaluation capacities, has recently begun several new world-wide initiatives. AEA has designated official representatives for five (5) of these new initiatives — EvalGender+, EvalSDGs, EvalYouth, Professionalization, and EvalIndigenous – and a variety of activities are underway in each area. In this session, AEA’s official representative to each initiative explains the overall purpose and goals of the initiative, what is happening globally, how exactly AEA is involved, next steps, and how you can become involved. There will be ample time for audience questions and discussion.

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Dr.Bowman and Dr.Cram Present AEA Pre-Conference Workshop

Dr Cram and Dr Bowman

Dr Cram and Dr Bowman

AEA 2016 Pre-Conference Workshop, Original Instructions: Utilizing Indigenous Knowledge, Frameworks, & Case Studies to Inform & Transform Evaluation Practice

  • Presenters:
    • Fiona Cram (Director, Katoa Ltd, Aotearoa New Zealand)
    • Nicole R. Bowman (Mohican/Munsee, Research/Evaluation – Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, President – Bowman Performance Consulting, LLC)

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 | 8:00 am – 3:00 pm EST | Room: M102

Full Workshop Abstract

From the website: “This workshop focuses on the culturally responsive evaluation of services and programs provided for and/or designed by Indigenous peoples. The workshop is structured to answer three key questions in Indigenous Evaluation (IE):

1. Who should undertake IE?

2. What do evaluators need to understand about Indigenous contexts?

3. How should IE be done?”

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American Evaluation Association Conference Starts Tomorrow!

aea logoAmerican Evaluation Association 2016 Conference

Monday, October 24 – Saturday, October 29, 2016 | Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, GA

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From the website: “Everything we evaluate is designed. Every evaluation we conduct is designed. Every report, graph, or figure we present is designed. In our profession, design and evaluation are woven together to support the same purpose—making the world a better place. By considering both as parts of a whole, we can advance that purpose. This year, we will consider the integration of design and evaluation in three areas: program design, evaluation design, and information design. In 2016, professionals from around the world who conduct, use, support, and study evaluation will come together in Atlanta. As a global community, we will explore how design and evaluation can be integrated to strengthen programs, benefit the environment, and improve the lives of people. I hope you will be a part of it.”

*Revisit the website for updates on workshops, research presentations, poster sessions and other conference events.

Highlighted Sessions:

  1. AEA 2016 Pre-Conference Workshop, Original Instructions: Utilizing Indigenous Knowledge, Frameworks, & Case Studies to Inform & Transform Evaluation Practice
  • Presenters:
    • Fiona Cram (Director, Katoa Ltd, Aotearoa New Zealand)
    • Nicole R. Bowman (Mohican/Munsee, Research/Evaluation – Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, President – Bowman Performance Consulting, LLC)

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 | 8:00 am – 3:00 pm EST | Room: M102

Full Workshop Abstract

From the website: “This workshop focuses on the culturally responsive evaluation of services and programs provided for and/or designed by Indigenous peoples. The workshop is structured to answer three key questions in Indigenous Evaluation (IE):

1. Who should undertake IE? 2. What do evaluators need to understand about Indigenous contexts? How should IE be done?”

  1. AEA 2016 Panel Session, AEA’s Role in the New Global Initiatives from EvalPartners
  • Chair/Presenters:
    • Mike Hendricks (AEA representative to IOCE and EvalPartners)
    • Svetlana Negroustoueva (World Bank)
    • Thomas A. Schwandt (Professor – University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign)
    • Bianca Montrosse-Moorhead (Assistant Professor – University of Connecticut)
    • Donna Podems (University of Johannesburg)
    • Nicole R Bowman, Ph.D. (Mohican/Munsee, Research/Evaluation – Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, President – Bowman Performance Consulting, LLC)
    • John LaVelle (Assistant Professor – Louisiana State University)

Thursday, October 27, 2016 | 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm EST | Room: L504

Session Information

From the session abstract: “EvalPartners, the global movement to strengthen national evaluation capacities, has recently begun several new world-wide initiatives. AEA has designated official representatives for five (5) of these new initiatives — EvalGender+, EvalSDGs, EvalYouth, Professionalization, and EvalIndigenous – and a variety of activities are underway in each area. In this session, AEA’s official representative to each initiative explains the overall purpose and goals of the initiative, what is happening globally, how exactly AEA is involved, next steps, and how you can become involved. There will be ample time for audience questions and discussion.”

  1. AEA 2016 TIG Multipaper Session, Improving Culturally Responsive Evaluation by Recognizing Cultural Values, Indigenous Rights, Evaluation Setting, and the Culture of the Evaluator
  • Chair/Presenters:
    • Nicole R. Bowman (Mohican/Munsee, Research/Evaluation – Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, President – Bowman Performance Consulting, LLC)
    • Laura Luo (China Agriculture University)
    • Linda Edith Lee, CE FCES (Partner – Proactive Information Services Inc)
    • Yelena Hill, M.D. (Manager, Organizational Knowledge)
    • Jenna LaChenaye, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor – University of Alabama Birmingham)
    • Larry K Bremner (Past President Canadian Evaluation Society)

 Friday, October 28, 2016 | 8:00 am – 9:30 am EST | Room: M103

Session Information

From the session abstract: “Improving Culturally Responsive Evaluation by Recognizing Cultural Values, Indigenous Rights, Evaluation Setting, and the Culture of the Evaluator”

  1. AEA 2016 TIG Panel Session, Deep into the Social Justice Iceburg: How Evaluation Helps Design and Drive Whole-Systems Change (a live K-12 example)

 Chair/Discussant/Presenters:

    • Thomaz Kauark Chianca (Managing Partner – COMEA Relevant Evaluations)
    • Nicole R. Bowman (Mohican/Munsee, Research/Evaluation – Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, President – Bowman Performance Consulting, LLC)
    • Joanne McEachen (President & Chief Destiny Changer – The Learner First)
    • E Jane Davidson (President / Vice President – Real Evaluation / The Learner First)
    • Rodney K Hopson (George Mason University)
    • Ernest Robert House (Professor Emeritus – University of Colorado)
    • Sonya Horsford
    • Jacqueline Sakho

 Friday, October 28, 2016 | 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm EST | Room: Atrium Ballroom A

Session Information

From the session abstract: “Deep, lasting change for social justice can only happen when it goes right into the depths of the systems culture iceberg. That means changing not just policies, programs, and structures, but also ‘the way we really do things around here’. At the deepest level of all, it requires shattering dysfunctional beliefs and assumptions and embedding new ones. In this session, you will see a compelling live example of deep systemic change that is powered by social justice-driven evaluative thinking, design, methodologies and tools.”

  1. AEA 2016 TIG Panel Session, Indigenous by Design

 Chair/Discussant/Presenters:

  • Stafford Hood (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  • Donna M Mertens (Independent Consultant – Independent Consultant)
  • Nicole R. Bowman (Mohican/Munsee, Research/Evaluation – Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, President – Bowman Performance Consulting, LLC)
  • Fiona Cram (Director – Katoa Ltd, Aotearoa New Zealand)
  • Carolee Dodge Francis (Associate Professor/Executive Director American Indian Research & Education Center – University of Nevada Las Vegas)

Saturday, October 29, 2016 | 8:00 am – 9:30 am EST | Room: International South 1

Session Information

From the session abstract: “Culturally responsive Indigenous evaluation (CRIE) is evaluation that is by, for and with Indigenous peoples. It is evaluation that recognizes that being Indigenous by design is about program innovation that seeks inspiration from traditional models of practice and ways of being. The teaching of elders and the legal and sovereign status of Indigenous nations legitimate such program designs. CRIE rises to the challenges this presents by engaging with Indigeneity in evaluation design and implementation, evaluation capacity building, and the maintenance of relationships with Indigenous communities that continues beyond one-off evaluations. In this way we seek to make evaluation both relevant and useful to Indigenous initiatives. This panel presents reflections on CRIE, including questions we ask ourselves as well as the answers we have come up with. In this way we seek to broaden conversations on CRIE so that others may think along with us, for the benefit of Indigenous peoples.”