Evidence Matters: Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment Translating to Action and Impact in Challenging Times
Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment (CREA)
Fourth International Conference
September 27-29, 2017
(Pre-conference workshops Tuesday, September 26)
Stafford Hood, PhD
Sheila M. Miller Professor
Founding Director, Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment
College of Education
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Heightened community unrest sparked by the death of unarmed citizens; disproportionate inequities in education, poverty, health care, and rates of incarceration; and an intensely divisive U.S. presidential election require even more vigilant attention from our global CREA community. It is critically important that we focus on the generation, analysis, and usage of substantive evidence “that matters” in the evaluations and assessments we undertake. To address the issues our communities face, we are compelled and responsible to raise questions about what is being done to correct inequities and aggressively translate this evidence into action that has meaningful impact on our collective future.
Therefore the Evidence Matters: Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment Translating to Action and Impact in Challenging Times will focus on the following areas:
For full descriptions of pre-conference workshops, please click here. All pre-conference workshops will be held on September 26, 2017. CREA currently offers both full-day and half-day workshops. The list of workshops offered this year is below.
CRIE Happy Tears because Culturally Responsive Indigenous Evaluation (CRIE) is Here!!
Fiona Cram, Ph.D., Director - Katoa Ltd, Aotearoa New Zealand
Nicole R Bowman, Ph.D., President - Bowman Performance Consulting,
Foundations of Culturally Responsive Evaluation
Rodney K Hopson, Ph.D., Professor- George Mason University
Karen E Kirkhart , Ph.D., Professor - Syracuse University
Culturally Relevant Evaluation Meets Quantitative Research Methodology: What is the Outcome?
Toks Fashola, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Translating Contemporary Culturally Responsiveness for Actionable Evaluation Practices for and with Latinx Communities
Lisa Aponte-Soto, PhD, MHA, National Deputy Director, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Connections, Equal Measure
Leah Christina Neubauer, Ed.D., Assistant Professor, Northwestern University
Transformative Mixed Methods Designs in Evaluation for Social Justice
Donna M Mertens, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Gallaudet University
Utilization of a Racial Equity Lens to help Guide Strategic Engagement and Evaluation
Paul Elam, Ph.D., and Willard Walker, Public Policy Associates, Inc.
Christopher Dunbar, Ph.D., Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
LaShaune Johnson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Creighton University