EvalAction2017: Visit the Office of Your Congressional Representative and Discuss the Importance of Evaluation and Evidence
Do you think decision makers should have evidence when making important policy decisions? Do you think facts are an important part of policy discourse? Do you want to help AEA promote good federal evaluation policy? Have you ever wanted to visit the Capitol and an opportunity to talk about evidence and evaluation with policymakers? Now is your chance! The EvalAction initiative in 2017 -- co-sponsored by the American Evaluation Association's (AEA) Evaluation Policy Task Force (EPTF) and Washington Evaluators (WE) -- facilitates you visiting Capitol Hill to speak with congressional staff, communicating the importance of evaluation and evidence to our government and our society. Learn more about this interesting and important initiative.
Dr. Brian Yoder is Director of Assessment, Evaluation, and Institutional Research at the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), and serves as chair of the EvalAction 2017 initiative. He oversees annual data collection for ASEE’s benchmark surveys of engineering schools, and leads research and evaluation of federally funded and industry funded projects in areas related to engineering education and STEM education. Brian served as president of Washington Evaluators in 2008 - 2010 and 2012 -2014.
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