Be a Part of the STEM TIG's Evaluation 2019 Program Track

The American Evaluation Association is now accepting proposal submissions for Evaluation 2019. AEA’s annual conference, with the 2019 theme Paths to the Future of Evaluationis November 13-16, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The STEM Education and Workforce Training Topical Interest Group (TIG) of the American Evaluation Association invites STEM educators, researchers, and evaluators to submit proposals. This is a great opportunity to present your work, research, or best practices to a global audience of more than 3,000 colleagues, and to connect with a thriving group of other STEM evaluation professionals. All submissions are due Monday, March 18. Read on to hear more about what the STEM TIG is looking for, and to learn about opportunities to connect and collaborate with potential co-authors.

Submit a Proposal

Submission deadline is March 18, 2019.

Paths to the Future

At Evaluation 2019, we will invite you to engage and discuss our rich experience and the contributions of evaluation, our strategies for leadership, and our actions for renewal in the following four areas:

  1. Addressing the key issues our society faces
  2. Applying and innovating methods and practices to evaluate in the context of important societal challenges
  3. Leaving no one behind
  4. Leading through evaluation

Given the focus on leading, AEA President Tessie Tzavaras Catsambas encourages all who submit proposals to think creatively about the future our organization will build. Learn more about the 2019 theme.

STEM TIG’s Theme-Related Interests

Our TIG is particularly interested in strategies for STEM education leadership when evaluating innovative STEM programs, cultural competency in the methods of evaluation, and evaluation of “K to gray” STEM initiatives (including workforce development).

We encourage you to submit proposals related to these or other areas that discuss, share, and push forward the field and practice of STEM evaluation. Several AEA session types are submitted as intact proposals, with all presenters listed as collaborators. It may be helpful for you to connect with other STEM evaluators to propose a broader, more impactful session that approaches your topic from multiple perspectives. If you are interested in opportunities to develop a collaborative proposal with members of the STEMTIG, start here.

Read on for more opportunities to connect with others submitting proposals to the STEM TIG. 

Types of Presentations

We are looking for a dynamic variety of presentations to meet the diverse needs of AEA members. Presentation types include panel discussions, expert lectures, roundtables, skill building workshops, ignite sessions, birds of a feather gatherings, and a new flexible session type that allows for new dynamic and experiential learning.

We encourage you to think creatively about your presentations, their design, and format to provide attendees with the best experience. Please choose the presentation type that best fits your material and utilizes your content in the greatest way.

Skill-building workshops, panel discussions, demonstrations, and expert lectures continue to be the most popular session types at the annual conference, but are not frequently proposed to the STEM TIG. 

How to Submit

Visit the AEA website to get started. You must be logged into your AEAaccount to submit a proposal. If you do not have an account, you must become a membercreate a non-member account, or create a student non-member account.

Please ensure your member profile is up-to-date with your proper title and organization before you submit your proposal.

If you have any questions or need assistance in submitting your proposal, feel free to contact AEA’s education team members directly at education@eval.orgor 202-367-1166. 

Opportunity for Evaluation 2018 Collaboration

Invitation to join our online collaboration document and conference calls in the upcoming weeks

As you think of this year’s conference theme, “Paths to the Future of Evaluation,” do you need help reaching out to one another to assemble collaborative sessions? The STEM TIG is here to help you find other evaluators interested in similar topics to co-author proposals.

You have two opportunities to join a telecon for STEM TIG members and associates to develop ideas and collaborative proposal sessions for AEA 2019. Come with your ideas, your interests, and any questions! If you are unable to attend at these times, we will track ideas and contact information in this document - feel free to reach out to others with your ideas.

STEM TIG Ideas and Collaboration for Proposed AEA 2019 Sessions 

Two opportunities:
Tuesday, February 19 | 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST.
or Thursday, February 21 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST.

Call-in info: 866-880-0098,  Access code: 4657232#

You are receiving this email because you are a member of the STEM Education and Training TIG. If you would like to be removed from this TIG’s mailing list, please email Zachary Grays in the AEA office at zgrays@eval.org.

 If you have any questions or need assistance in submitting your proposal, please view the Proposal FAQ or contact our TIG Program Chair Kathy Haynie at kchaynie@stanfordalumni.org and our TIG Chair Ann Martin at ann.martin@orau.org.

We're happy to announce the first public release of our STEM Evaluation Repository!

Click above and provide your input to keep this resource growing. If you are interested in learning more about the STEM Evaluation Repository, please contact Ann Martin

The information from the newsletter can always be found on our TIG website. Share the link and invite colleagues outside of AEA to participate in the conference too.