With the November midterm elections approaching, the Minnesota Evaluation Association (MNEA) invites you to join a timely discussion on the ways in which changing political landscapes affect evaluations. Participants will hear from seasoned panelists and have the opportunity to ask questions. Panelists include:
Paul Mattessich: Executive Director, Wilder Research
Eric Moore: Chief of Accountability, Innovation & Research, Minneapolis Public Schools
Jodi Sandfort: Professor & Department Chair (Leadership & Management), Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Does the field of program evaluation have a role to play in proactively shaping the political landscape, or as evaluators are we constrained to being reactive to political change? Join us for lively conversation around this question and others. MNEA's student representatives Kate Diamond and Hanna Ruth will facilitate the discussion.
This event is FREE to MNEA members, $10 for non-MNEA members, and $5 for students. There will be light refreshments & beverages available.
6:00-6:15: Check-in, light refreshments, and socializing
6:15-6:20: Welcome remarks
6:20-7:15: Panel discussion
7:15-7:30: Closing remarks and time for small group discussion at tables
Directions and parking: The Humphrey School of Public Affairs is located on the west bank of the University of Minnesota Minneapolis campus. The address is 301 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Room 50B is in the basement of the building. The Humphrey School is easily accessed by MetroTransit light rail and bus. If taking the light rail, take the Green Line to The West Bank station. Bus routes 2 and 7 both stop nearby. For those driving, there is metered street parking (free after 6:00pm) or paid parking in the 19th Ave Ramp (300 19th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55455). Please see this link for more detailed information on directions and parking: https://www.hhh.umn.edu/about/location-directions.
Accessibility: Humphrey Room 50B is in the basement of the building and wheelchair accessible via elevators in the main foyer.
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