Collaborative Approach to Evaluating a Diversity Program in an Educational Setting

By Maxine Eversley-Gilling and Liliana Rodríguez-Campos.

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This report summarizes the evaluation findings of a Diversity Program in an US educational institution.

Keywords: Evaluation, Collaboration, Collaborative Evaluation, Diversity, Education, Formative Evaluation

The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 6, Issue 7, pp.63-72. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.945MB).

Maxine Eversley-Gilling

Maxine Eversley-Gilling is a Doctoral Associate in Evaluation Measurement and Research Design at Western Michigan University (WMU). Maxine Eversley-Gilling received the Outstanding Institutional Advising Program Award from the National Academic Advising Association/American College Testing Services (NACADA/ACT). As part of her educational background, she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Science with a major in Interpersonal Communication and Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. She will complete a Ph.D. in Evaluation Measurement and Research Design in June 2007. Maxine Eversley-Gilling has been an outstanding director of an award –winning program, grant writer, program developer, teacher, educational advisor and consultant. She has presented her work at national conferences and has been a member of several evaluation teams. Maxine Gilling’s experience in grant writing, program development, leadership, and program evaluation are her strongest professional contributions.

Liliana Rodríguez-Campos

Dr. Liliana Rodríguez-Campos earned her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Evaluation, Measurement, and Research Design at Western Michigan University (WMU). She received an Outstanding Dissertation Award, and a WMU Provost’s Special Recognition for this Ph.D. Also, as part of her educational background, she earned her Bachelor's in Systems Engineering with Honorific Mention, and her Specialist and Master's degrees in Project Management in Engineering with Summa Cum Laude Honors. Furthermore, she received a WMU President's Special Recognition for her second Master's degree in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Evaluation, Measurement, and Research Design. Dr. Rodríguez has been awarded with several honors and educational scholarships both in Venezuela and the United States. She has been a planning and control manager, and a consultant in the private sector, non-profit organizations as well as institutions of higher education. Dr. Rodríguez's work history includes the formative evaluation of multi-national corporations and evaluation capacity-building projects in Latin America, the Philippines, and the United States. Dr. Rodríguez has designed and delivered numerous workshops and courses at the university level in evaluation/metaevaluation, research, informatics, consulting, project planning, and control management. She has written a variety of publications in Spanish and in English on leadership, organizational engineering, and evaluation approaches that bring stakeholder groups together For example, she is the author of the book Collaborative Evaluations: A Step-by-Step Model for the Evaluator. In addition, she has presented her work in national and international conferences in countries such as Australia, Canada, China, England, Greece, India, Italy, Jamaica, Malaysia, Spain, the United States, and Venezuela. Currently, Dr. Rodríguez is the Evaluation Faculty Member in the Evaluation, Measurement, and Research Program at WMU. She is a member of several professional associations such as Project Management Institute, American Evaluation Association, Michigan Association for Evaluation, and American Educational Research Association, among others. She serves as a co-chair of the Professional Development Committee and as a board member at the Michigan Association for Evaluation. She also serves on the board of directors at the Evaluation Capacity Development Group and as a co-chair of the Collaboration, Participatory, and Empowerment Evaluation Topical Interest Group at the American Evaluation Association. Dr. Rodríguez’s expertise with leadership, metaevaluation, multi-cultural and collaborative evaluation capacity building, project management, organizational engineering, and training are her strongest professional contributions.

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