Opportunities and Challenges Ahead for University-Based Evaluator Education Programs, Faculty, and Students

John M. LaVelle, Stewart I. Donaldson

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Abstract

The profession of evaluation continues to grow, generating more demand for evaluation services than can be fulfilled by the supply of well-trained evaluation practitioners. In this brief forum article, we discuss the current state of evaluator education in the United States and the ways in which university-based programs support the development of evaluation practitioners and scholars. We then discuss the opportunities and challenges university-based programs face, focusing on program design, the challenges of being an evaluation-focused faculty member, and the specific needs of evaluation graduate students. We conclude by providing a research agenda for evaluation scholars interested in advancing the knowledge base about university-based evaluator education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)428-438
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Journal of Evaluation
Volume42
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 9 2021

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Keywords

  • curriculum
  • evaluation
  • evaluation faculty
  • evaluator education
  • graduate students
  • university evaluation programs

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