Thanks to all the EEE-TIG members who attended the annual TIG business meeting at the AEA conference in Minneapolis, MN.
It was wonderful to see old friends and MANY new faces!!! If you are
new to our TIG we invite you to contact any of the board members to
discover ways you can be involved. We welcome and need everyone's
participation to make the TIG strong and vibrant!
Congratulations to our 2012 EEE-TIG Award winner!
Outstanding Leadership and Service to the Extension Evaluation Profession Award
Dr. Suzanne LeMenestrel,
National Program Leader, Youth Development Research
National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
United States Department of Agriculture
Dr. LeMenestrel is the National 4-H Program Leader for Youth Development Research, a role she has held since August, 2004. In this role Suzanne provides national leadership for youth development research programs. Her emphasis is on building capacity for research and evaluation and bridging research and evaluation with program development and implementation.
Goals and Mission of the EEE-TIG
We welcome all who are interested in Extension Education Evaluation to join the EEE-TIG. The EEE-TIG supports the mission of AEA through seeking to improve evaluation practice and methods, increase evaluation use, promote evaluation as a profession, and support the contribution of evaluation to the generation of theory and knowledge about effective human action.
The goals of the EEE-TIG are:
To improve evaluation performance through a better understanding of the unique contexts of evaluation in various informal education and technology transfer settings.
To recognize and enhance the relationship between the functions of program evaluation, program planning, staff development and organization development in Extension and informal education.
To provide and promote opportunities for communication and the sharing of evaluation theories, issues, approaches, and practices in Extension and informal education.
To encourage exemplary evaluation practice in the field of Extension Education.
To support the mission of the American Evaluation Association.
Organization and Leadership
The business of the EEE TIG is conducted by an Executive Board composed of the following positions: Chair; Chair-elect; Past Chair-Awards Chair; Secretary-Treasurer; and four board members, one from each region–northeast, south, north central, and west. Liaisons with other groups or agencies may also be appointed annually to serve on the board.
Membership on the Executive Board is determined by ballot election, succession, or appointment. Secretary-Treasurer and Board Members are elected for two-year terms. Chair-elect is elected annually and serves two successive years as Chair and Past Chair. A membership chair and other ad hoc positions are appointed to assist with the work of the TIG.
Solicit presentation proposals for the annual AEA conference, make selections, and develop TIG-sponsored sessions for the conference.
Communicate regularly with members through use of newsletters and special mailings.
Maintain an updated electronic database of members and their addresses for ease in identifying and communicating with members.
Recognize exemplary work of Extension evaluators.
Convene the annual EEE TIG business meeting during the Annual AEA Conference.
Hold an EEE TIG-sponsored annual dinner meeting during the conference.
Hold the Executive Board meeting during the conference.
Identify projects to enhance Extension evaluation, influence policy, and contributed to the professional development of members.
How to Join the EEE TIG
To become a member of the Extension Education Evaluation TIG, you must become a member of the parent organization, American Evaluation Association (AEA). When you join the AEA, indicate your desire to join the EEE TIG. You can obtain an AEA membership application by contacting:
The American Evaluation Association
16 Sconticut Neck Rd #290
Fairhaven, MA 02719
Phone & Fax (US & Canada): 888-232-2275
Phone & Fax (International): 508-748-3326
Website: http/www.eval.org Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the the EEE-TIG Mailing List!
Whether you formally join the American Evaluation Association and Extension Education Evaluation TIG or not, interested individuals are welcome to receive the EEE TIG’s newsletters. To be included in the TIG’s mailing list, send your name, address, e-mail address, and telephone and fax numbers to:
Donna J. Peterson, Ph.D., Membership Chair
Extension Evaluation Specialist
School of Human Sciences
Mississippi State University
220A Lloyd Ricks Watson Building
PO Box 9745
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Phone: (662) 325-9121
Fax: (662) 325-8188
For More Information About the EEE-TIG
Please Contact Ben Silliman, EEE-TIG Chair:
Professor and Extension Specialist
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 29695
Website Last Updated: February 4, 2012
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