Friday, May 15, 2009

Fetterman, Scriven, and Patton Debate:  Empowerment Evaluation.
The 2009 Claremont Evaluation Debates
August 23 & 24, 2009
Claremont Graduate University

Major voices in the living history of Evaluation will go head-to-head on key issues to how the field is practiced today.  Watch them online for free, or join us ringside in beautiful Claremont, California, this August during our Professional Development Workshop Series: >

Sunday, August 23, 12:00-1:30 pm (Pacific)
Michael Quinn Patton vs. Michael Scriven
Utilization-Focused Evaluation: Its Promise (Patton) and Pitfalls

Monday, August 24, 12:00-1:30 pm (Pacific)
David Fetterman vs. Michael Scriven and Michael Quinn Patton
Empowerment Evaluation: Its Promise (Fetterman) and Pitfalls (Scriven &

These debates are co-sponsored by The Southern California Evaluation Association (an AEA local affiliate) and Claremont Graduate University.

Space for the online event is limited, please visit < > or email to reserve access to a free connection to the debate.

Space for the in-person event is limited, so register today for the debates.  Registration includes a buffet luncheon for only $10 per person. Follow this link to save your place today: >

Paul Thomas
Director of External Affairs
School of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences
Claremont Graduate University
(909) 607-9016
2009 AEA Outstanding Publication Award: Getting to Outcomes

AEA announced that GTO has been downloaded 59,000 times from the Rand Corporation web site. According to David Fetterman, "The success of GTO is in part due to its simplicity.  The impact of this publication has been well documented.  And the influence is global in scope."

American Evaluation Association Newsletter, March 2009, Vol. 9, Issue 3