Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Register Now for Lecture and Workshop on Evaluating Community-Based Programs

On Tuesday, August 11, 2009, the UW ICTR Community-Academic Partnerships Program* is offering a morning lecture and afternoon workshop on program evaluation­--featuring Christine Maidl Pribbenow, Associate Scientist, Wisconsin Center for Education Research.

The lecture and workshop are intended for academics and their community partners who wish to evaluate community-based programs. The activities are designed for novice evaluators who have an understanding about evaluation, but are lacking the basic knowledge to conduct it.

--Framing an evaluation question: What do I want to know?
--Designing an evaluation plan: How will I answer this question?
--Using appropriate methods: From whom and how will I collect data?
--Reporting results: How do I analyze data and what do my findings tell me?

CHRISTINE MAIDL PRIBBENOW Christine Maidl Pribbenow works at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research and serves as the Evaluation Director for a number of government- and foundation-supported grants. In particular, she works with the Women in Science and Engineering Leadership Institute (WISELI, NSF), the Wisconsin Program for Scientific Teaching (WPST, HHMI), and the Midwest Alliance for Students with Disabilities in STEM (NSF). In the past, she has conducted mixed-method evaluations based at single institutions, as well as at large, multi-site programs and states. Her doctorate is from the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis (UW-Madison), with an emphasis on the study of postsecondary education.

THE DAY'S AGENDA Are We Making a Difference? Evaluating Community-Based Programs August 11, 2009

Health Sciences Learning Center750 Highland Avenue, Madison (find on map at http://www.map.wisc.edu/.)
9:30 – 10:00..... Sign in­--Atrium
10:00 – 12:00... Overview­--Room 1335
12:00 – 1:30..... Networking and lunch­--Atrium (for people who have pre-registered through the link below)
1:30 – 3:30....... A hands-on workshop (for 25 pre-registrants with research projects in the planning phase)

Please register on-line by July 31st at https://websurvey.wisc.edu/survey/TakeSurvey.asp?AI=1&SurveyID=85L9l5LLml82M25

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