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Evaluation Lab receives PNM grant

Posted: Oct 08, 2018 - 12:00am

Evaluation Lab Director Melissa Binder joins Grants Collective collaborators Tara Gohr, Erin Hielkema, Robert Nelson and Aly Sanchez at a reception for PNM Foundation grantees on September 21.  PNM awarded us a grant to explore a model for buil...read more

Juliann Salinas talks to students about previous evaluation efforts.

Evaluation Lab Takes to the Streets

Posted: Sep 25, 2018 - 12:00pm

Students from the Evaluation Lab took to the streets on September 17, to visit some of the community organizations they will be partnering with over the next year. The first stop of the day was Enlace Comunitario. Enlace is working towards transform...read more

Read about the Inaugural Summer Institue

Posted: Aug 16, 2018 - 12:00am

This summer the Evaluation Lab hosted the Inaugural Summer Institue, a week long program designed to help local organizations develop evaluation capacity. You can read all about it here! ...read more

3rd Annual Evaluation Workshop

Posted: May 01, 2018 - 12:00am

The Evaluation Lab’s 3rd annual Evaluation Workshop inspired community organizations to use evaluation as a tool for achieving their missions. The Workshop, held on April 27, brought students and faculty from the Evaluation Lab together with p...read more

Jeff Mitchell Visits the Evaluation Lab

Posted: Feb 15, 2018 - 12:00am

Jeff Mitchell visited the Evaluation Lab on February 15th to teach the fellows about pivot tables in Excel. Dr. Mitchell has a PhD is economic development and directs the Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER) at UNM. Dr. Mitchell started o...read more

Evaluation Lab Visits Española

Posted: Nov 01, 2017 - 12:00am

In mid-October, the Evaluation Lab drove north to visit some of our great partner organizations in Española. First, we visited Breath of My Heart Birthplace, a community midwifery practice, where we had an informative conversation with the foun...read more

Second Annual Evaluation Workshop

Posted: Jun 07, 2017 - 12:00am

On Friday, April 21, the New Mexico Evaluation Lab @ UNM hosted its second annual Evaluation Workshop on the third floor of the beautiful Hodgin Hall Alumni Center.  About 30 representatives from non-profit community organizations joined 20 or ...read more

Evaluation Lab Fellows Present their Progress

Posted: Mar 09, 2017 - 11:00am

On Thursday, March 9 the Evaluation Lab fellows completed their final round of Learning Community group presentations, demonstrating a sampling of the evaluation projects that they completed for their partner organizations. These Learning Community ...read more

Dr. Isaac Explains Qualitative Research

Posted: Oct 03, 2016 - 12:00am

On October 3rd, 2016 Dr. Claudia B. Isaac of the UNM Community and Regional Planning Program and the New Mexico Learning & Evaluation Consortium gave a special guest lecture to the Evaluation Lab. Dr. Isaac, who is currently working to provide evalu...read more

Address by Dr. Rebecca Kilburn

Posted: Sep 22, 2016 - 12:00am

On September 22, 2016 Dr. Rebecca Kilburn, Senior Economist at the RAND Corporation and Professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School, visited as a guest lecturer in the Evaluation Lab. Dr. Kilburn shared some of her experiences as an evaluator and ...read more

Dr. Nancy Lopez Visits as Guest Lecturer

Posted: Sep 15, 2016 - 11:00am

On September 15 UNM Sociology professor Dr. Nancy López, a foremost scholar and activist in the area racial justice, appeared as a guest speaker at the Evaluation Lab.  López presented her resea...read more

A Visit from Dr. Wallerstein

Posted: Aug 30, 2016 - 11:00am

On Tuesday, August 30th Dr. Nina Wallerstein appeared as a guest lecturer for the UNM Evaluation Lab. Dr. Wallerstein, Director of the Center for Participatory Research at UNM, has worked to develop the field of Community Based Participatory Re...read more

Putting help and support for families into cold hard numbers

Posted: Jun 07, 2016 - 12:00am

Check out the article that appeared about us in the UNM Newsroom....read more

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NM Evaluation Lab Students Present Plans for 5 Community Organizations to RAND

Posted: Feb 04, 2016 - 12:00am

Students from UNM and the Pardee RAND Graduate School (PRGS) exchanged ideas on helping community organizations in New Mexico develop effective program evaluation plans via a video-conference on Friday, January 22. The UNM students are Fellows of t...read more