AT EVALUATION 2006
AEA welcomes full-time students interested in volunteering at Evaluation
2006. Student volunteers work a 4-hour shift and receive either a
discounted hotel room or waived conference registration. Please
to learn more about volunteering and to sign up.
STUDENT TRAVEL AWARDS: AEA
is pleased to offer an extensive travel award program thanks, in part, to the generosity of donations from professional development speaker’s fees.
The Association awards two types of student travel awards, each with
its own criteria and submission process.
TYPE I AWARDS -
DEADLINE has passed: Up to eight $500 travel awards will
awarded to full-time students to offset their conference attendance
Please reflect on Eleanor
Chelimsky's article The Political Environment of Evaluation and
What It Means for the Development of the Field that appears in
"Evaluation for the 21st Century: A Handbook" (pages 53-68, SAGE,
1997) and develop an essay relying on it as a point of departure.
You may choose to reinterpret the article based on insights and
experiences from throughout the field, or use it to
comment on the current state of our understanding of the
consequences of evaluation.
Please limit your response to 500
words and send it as an attachment via email to
on or before May 1, 2006. Please note in the email subject line:
"Submission for Type I travel award" and, at the top of your essay,
include your full name and the institution at which you are
currently enrolled full-time.
Winners will be selected and notified
on or before July 1.
Winners will be asked to contribute to
a session at the conference that includes a structured discussion
with the article's author.
Note that if you have difficulty
obtaining the article through your teachers, university library, or
inter-library loan, please contact the office and we will work with
you to access a copy.
TYPE II AWARDS -
DEADLINE has passed:
to four $500 travel awards are available to full-time students submitting
conference proposals for papers identifying ways to
increase the racial/ethnic diversity of people entering the field of
evaluation and/or ways to increase the multicultural competencies of all
evaluators. All students may compete for these scholarships; however,
special consideration will be given to students who themselves will
increase the racial/ethnic diversity of presenters at the conference. Winning proposals will be presented during a special session sponsored by
the Multiethnic Issues TIG. Proposals that do not win will be reviewed as
part of the general pool of proposal submissions.
APPLICATION AND SUBMISSION PROCESS FOR TYPE II AWARDS:
Send an emailed cover letter to Imelda Castaneda-Emenaker at
In the body of your email, note “Submission for Type II Student Travel
Awards” and indicate your racial or ethnic background, and the title of
the proposal you intend to submit. Questions may be directed to Dr.
Castaneda-Emenaker via email or via phone at (513) 556-3816.
2. Submit the
proposal itself by the March 17, 2006 deadline using the regular
conference proposal submission guidelines. Select “Multiethnic Issues
TIG” as the group to review your proposal. Only proposals that focus on
the issues stated above will be considered.