Evaluation Lab News

Eval Lab staff member wins data visualization competition

Posted: Nov 06, 2023 - 12:00am

Charla Orozco, an Evaluation Lab alum and a long time Evaluation Lab staff member, was recognized last week for her outstanding data visualization skills! Charla won first place in UNM’s Iron Viz Games at UNM Health Science’s Tableau Day...read more

2023 Evaluation Plans

Posted: Jan 05, 2023 - 12:00am

All Faiths Children’s Advocacy Center is a behavioral health agency that helps children and their families in crisis. This year’s evaluation will be to pilot a survey tool to measure depression and anxiety symptoms among the children rec...read more

Evaluation and Inspiration at this year’s Summer Institute

Posted: Sep 01, 2022 - 12:00am

The 2022 Evaluation Lab Summer Institute was a resounding success. From July 25-29, participants gathered at the UNM Continuing Education Building to learn about evaluation from experienced teachers: Dr. Claudia Diaz Fuentes, Evaluation Lab Director...read more

2021-22 Evaluation Lab Students are ready to put their evaluation plans into action

Posted: Dec 07, 2021 - 12:00am

Evaluation Lab students provided project updates to partner organizations at a Zoom meeting earlier this month.  Here’s a recap at what is happening in the Lab this year. Saranam seeks to end homelessness through a “2gen,” hou...read more

2021 Evaluation Lab Expo a success

Posted: May 06, 2021 - 10:00am

The 2021 Evaluation Lab Expo was our second pandemic Expo. Our Evaluation Lab Fellows each presented their posters with poise and confidence in their findings. The students have spent the last two semesters interacting with their clients virtually, ...read more

Workshop on Evaluation Fundamentals Webinar

Posted: Apr 13, 2020 - 12:00am

The Evaluation Lab is partnering with the LANL Foundation for an online Workshop on Evaluation Fundamentals for Northern New Mexico STEM organizations! Join us online, May 1: 10am to Noon and May 15: 10am to Noon Evaluation topics include: What is e...read more

UNM Hosts 2020 Evaluation Lab EXPO

Posted: Mar 02, 2020 - 09:00am

Every spring, the UNM Evaluation Lab hosts an event for the community to learn about our work to build evaluation capacity in local nonprofits.  Please join us for the 2020 Evaluation Lab EXPO at UNM’s University Club on Friday, April 17,...read more

Ready, set, evaluate!

Posted: Dec 11, 2019 - 09:00am

Ready, set, evaluate! 2019-2020 Evaluation Proposals Evaluation Lab Fellows recently shared evaluation plans with the four participating community organizations in the 2019-2020 Evaluation Lab: Las Cumbres Community Services, Enlace Comunitario, PB&...read more

Evaluation Lab Hosts its 4th Annual Workshop

Posted: Apr 26, 2019 - 11:00am

The Evaluation Lab’s 4th annual Workshop on April 12 brought community organizations and UNM students and researchers together to share the many ways to assess organizational effectiveness. As in previous years, the highlight of the Workshop ...read more

Learn Evaluation Tools at the UNM Eval Lab Workshop!

Posted: Mar 13, 2019 - 12:00am

As part of the MPP program, the UNM Evaluation Lab teaches students to use evaluation tools to help community organizations assess their effectiveness. Come join the 2019 Evaluation Workshop, Yes you can! Accessible & Hands-On Evaluation, on Friday,...read more

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