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Mission

Committed to advancing the theory, practice, and use of evaluation through research, education, service, and leadership.

A Little About Us

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    What We Do

    We provide evaluation, research, and capacity-strengthening services.

    Services

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    Our Staff

    Center staff comes from a variety of academic backgrounds and professional evaluation experiences. Learn more about individual staff on the directory page.

    Directory

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    Building on Our Past

    The Evaluation Center was founded in 1965 and is probably the oldest evaluation organization in the United States.

    Read about our history

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    Engaging with Research

    The Evaluation Center is part of the Office of Research and Innovation at Western Michigan University. We advise and support faculty and staff across the University on evaluation matters.

    Office of Research and Innovation

Mission & Values

Mission: Committed to advancing the theory, practice, and utilization of evaluation through research, education, service, and leadership.

Values: Excellence, integrity, service, professionalism, innovation, diversity, and scholarship.

Meet a Team Member

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  • Mary Ramlow is The Evaluation Center's administrative assistant senior and has been at Western Michigan University for almost 50 years. She has a wealth of information on current activities and projects at The Evaluation Center, and historical information as well. Connect with Mary to learn more about The Evaluation Center.