Date and time: Wednesday 17th March 2021. 6.00 - 7.45pm AEDT
Discussion facilitated by: Ruth Nicholls and Lorraine Heywood, Canberra regional committee members
Venue: Polish White Eagle Club, 38 David Street, Turner ACT 2612 - Meeting in the Members Lounge and Library
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noon on Monday 15th March

This is a free event organised by the Canberra Regional Network Committee of the AES. Our regular events provides an opportunity for you to meet with AES members and others in the evaluation community and to share and learn from the experiences of fellow evaluators. 

About the reading group

The reading group explores the lives and works of the ‘wise women of evaluation’. So far we have read Eleanor Chelimsky, Carol Weiss, Patricia Rogers and Zenda Ofir.

We are excited to return to meeting face-to-face at Canberra’s iconic White Eagle Polish Club, where our discussions are enhanced by perogi and various libations.

The reading group is facilitated by members of the Canberra Regional Network Committee. Please join us for a lively discussion in a collegial atmosphere.

Event Overview

In our fifth meeting of the Canberra reading group, we will explore the wonderful world of rubrics promoted by E. Jane Davidson’s emphasis on giving voice to values in evaluation. This meeting will be facilitated by Ruth Nicholls and Lorraine Heywood.

For a quick introduction to E. Jane Davidson’s case for rubrics head over to this page which includes a short video:

Ideally, we hope you have time to listen to this half hour podcast, an engaging conversation on rubrics and how to use them:

For further reading on rubrics:

About the author

Dr. Jane Davidson is an internationally recognized evaluation specialist, best known for developing evaluation rubrics as a methodology for drawing conclusions about quality and value. She has also made significant contributions in the areas of causal inference for qualitative and mixed methods, and in synthesis methodologies for evaluation.

Jane is sought after internationally as a speaker and workshop presenter for her signature approach of methodologically robust but refreshingly practical evaluation with breathtaking clarity.

She has presented keynotes and invited workshops in the US, Canada, the UK, Sweden, Denmark, Singapore, Brazil, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.

Jane is former Associate Director of the internationally recognized Evaluation Center at Western Michigan University, where she launched and directed the world’s first fully Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Evaluation. She was the 2019 recipient of the American Evaluation Association’s prestigious Paul F. Lazarsfeld Evaluation Theory Award.

More information about Jane’s work can be found at her website

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