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K-State Today

November 1, 2012



Thurston presents at American Evaluation Association conference

By Patrice Scott

Linda Thurston, the College of Education's associate dean of research and external funding, presented two papers at the American Evaluation Association annual conference Oct. 24-27 in Minneapolis, Minn. She was also selected as an incoming chair of the Disabilities and Other Vulnerable Populations Topical Interest Group.

Her first presentation was “Disabilities Issues in Evaluation: Not a Simple Matter” and was part of a larger panel she organized titled “Methods and Tools for Addressing Disabilities Issues in Program Evaluations.” Her second presentation was “The Evolution of a Framework for Evaluating Post-secondary STEM Alliances.” 

Thurston also led a brown bag discussion on “Designing Evaluations for Vulnerable and Hard-to-Reach Populations” and chaired a session titled “Complexities of Feminist Evaluation.” This was Thurston’s third and final year as program chair for the Feminist Issues in Evaluation Topical Interest Group.

American Evaluation Association has more than 8,000 members worldwide and about 3,000 attended the conference.