Jim Altschuld recently published a new chapter on Needs Assessment. The
reference is: Altschuld, J. W. (2015). Needs Assessment. In James D. Wright
(editor-in-chief), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral
Sciences, Second Edition, Volume 16, 402-408.
Jim also edited another special issue of New Directions in Evaluation on
accreditation. Accreditation, certification, and credentialing: Relevant
concerns for U,S. evaluators, Spring, 2015, James W. Altschuld and Molly Engle
(editors), New Directions for Evaluation, Number 145.
AEA NA TIG Updates (American Evaluation Association Needs Assessment Topical
The NA TIG has received its presentation applications for the Fall AEA in
Chicago. A sub-committee will be reviewing them and announcements will go out
this summer. Good luck to everyone who submitted!
NA TIG members will be hosting a week of blog postings on the AEA365
<http://aea365.org/blog/> site in May. The postings will be dedicated to needs
assessment and examine various issues associated with the topic. We will email
out copies of the postings when they are published.
On July 17th and 18th Ryan Watkins will be offering a needs assessment two-day
workshop as part of The Evaluator’s Institute in Washington DC. If you or your
colleagues are interested, more information is available at:
As always, thanks for signing up for the email list and please let others know
about our informal community.
Ryan Watkins, Ph.D.
George Washington University
www.WeShareScience.com (an online science fair)
www.NeedsAssessment.org (all things needs assessment)
www.RyanRWatkins.com (resume, books, articles, etc.)