Dr. Deb Jordan, Department of Recreation Sciences, East Carolina University
Do you know why you do evaluations? Do you do share and respond to the results? What are the expectations (both unspoken and apparent) do you have related to evaluation-based actions? In this session we’ll talk about the whys, hows, whats, and what-to-do-withs of evaluations – related to personnel as well as programs. Providing background information and structure, sharing current practices, and asking and responding to questions will all be part of this session
- Identify at least three reasons that evaluations are important
- Explain what to do with evaluation results
- Conduct meaning evaluations of programs and personnel
About Dr. Jordan: Dr. Jordan is a professor in the Department of Recreation Sciences at East Carolina University and has been teaching courses and conducting trainings on evaluation for over 30 years. She has presented at the local, state, and national levels on a variety of evaluation-related topics. Those range from the evaluation process, to the ‘nitty-gritty’ of conducting evaluations, to how to share results with stakeholders, and to the decision-making processes and actions one takes based on those results. Her most recent educational conference-based sessions on evaluation have been at the North Carolina Recreation and Park Association Annual Conference (2022), the Diabetes Education and Camping Association National Conference (2022), the American Camp Association National Conference (2022), and American Camp Association Southeastern Region Fall Conference (2022).