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Talks at Twelve: Margaret Johnson, Thursday, February 23, 2012

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Building Strong Evaluation Policy in Organizations
Margaret Johnson, Policy Analysis & Management and Finger Lakes Center for Law and Social Policy

Thursday, February 23, 2012
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Beebe Hall, 2nd floor conference room

Lunch will be served. This talk is open to all.  Metered parking is available across Plantations Rd. in The Plantations lot.

To generate a set of relevant types of evaluation policy for the US federal government context, Margaret Johnson conducted a survey of 600 members of the American Evaluation Association in 2009. Participants were asked to brainstorm examples of evaluation policy and then sort and rate them. Results were analyzed using a concept mapping technique and then used to create an evaluation policy inventory instrument. Her presentation will focus on the evaluation policy inventory instrument, with step-by-step instructions for its use in organizations.

Margaret A. Johnson, PhD, is a January 2012 graduate of the Department of Policy Analysis and Management (PAM) with a focus on program evaluation and a special interest in helping organizations develop sound evaluation policies. Current work in the Department of PAM includes two Cooperative Extension-funded outreach and research projects: one to develop and evaluate a curriculum to teach older teens about the health care/health insurance system, and another to investigate how unmarried parents make decisions about child custody. She is also an associate of the Finger Lakes Center for Law and Social Policy, which provides program evaluation and consulting services to state and local governments and other nonprofit organizations.

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