Evaluation Café

Since the 1980s, the Evaluation Café has been a venue for spirited dialogue about the cutting edge of evaluation.

The Evaluation Café features discussions, debates, and presentations about evaluation over the lunch hour. Café presenters introduce new ideas, solicit feedback on real-world evaluation issues, and share recent evaluation work.

Evaluation Café is pleased to offer both in-person and virtual options. Join us for lunch and a thought-provoking conversation led by innovative minds in our field in 4510 Ellsworth or via Zoom. 

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Eval Cafe has returned! View a list of our exciting fall 2022 presenters below. 

DatePresenterTopicLearn More and Register
Sept. 14Ama Nyame-Mensah, Founder and Principal, Analytics Made Accessible, LLCBeyond the Bar: Alternative Methods for Visualizing Change Between Two Data PointsView Recording
Sept. 21Jill Miller, IREX, Director, Center for Applied Learning and ImpactStrategic Evaluation and Learning for OrganizationsView Recording
Sept. 28Brian Perron, Professor, University of Michigan, School of Social WorkGoogle Data Studio for Evaluators and a "no-code" Data Science Toolbox for EvaluatorsView Recording
Oct. 5Sue Ann Savas, Clinical Associate Professor, University of Michigan, School of Social WorkMost Significant ChangeView Recording
Oct. 12Kathlene Butler, Founder, GeoLiteracy, LLCGIS and Remote Sensing AnalyticsComing Soon
Oct. 26Margaret R. Roller, Founder, Roller ResearchA Quality Approach to the In-Depth Interview MethodComing Soon
Nov. 2Miriam Jorgensen, Research Director, University of ArizonaIndigenous Governance and Economic DevelopmentComing Soon
Nov. 16Tiffany Tovey, Clinical Assistant Professor, Director, Office of Assessment, Evaluation and Research Services, University of North Carolina GreensboroEvaluation as a Reflective Practice: Practical Implications for the FieldComing Soon
Nov. 30Martin Reinhardt, Professor, Center for Native American Studies, Northern Michigan UniversityUsing a Medicine Wheel Logic ModelRegister
Dec. 7Elvis Fraser, Founder and Managing Director, Sankofa Consulting, LLCEvaluation Principles and PracticesRegister