"Why Evaluate 2: From Evidence to Action" Call for Papers

Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd December 2019
The University of Sheffield

Deadline for papers extended to 12pm Friday 25th October!!

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Why Evaluate 2 - From Evidence to Action is a two day conference exploring how evaluation outcomes can be translated into improved practice. Although the conference is primarily aimed at practitioners who evaluate widening participation (WP) interventions, we are adopting an interdisciplinary approach and would particularly welcome contributions from evaluation practitioners working in other areas, with the aim of sharing thinking and approaches, and learning from practice in other domains to improve WP practice, impacts and outcomes through evaluation.

We would like to invite proposals for 25 minute paper presentations or 55 minute workshops, concerning, but not limited to, any of the topics below.

  • Translating evaluation outcomes into practice
  • Practice-informed-evaluation / evaluation-informed-practice
  • Establishing effective feedback loops between evaluation and practice
  • Reflexive evaluation practice
  • Designing evaluations for maximum practical impact
  • Collaborative evaluation
  • Stakeholder involvement
  • Translating evaluation to practice approaches from other domain

Possible areas of focus:

  • Widening participation (access) to Higher Eduation
  • WP Student success / Inclusive learning and teaching
  • WP Student Employability / Progression to HE
  • WP Student Transition
  • The relationship between evaluation and practice in Public Health, Social Work, Nursing, Development or any other (practice-based?) area.

Papers might include, but are not limited to:
Think pieces, discussions, case studies (successes or failures), theory, method, provocations, best practice, or learning from other areas / disciplines.

Workshops might include, but are not limited to:
Professional development, panel discussions, symposiums, or collaborative opportunities.

Proposals for papers and workshops should consist of a 350 word abstract.

Please complete the linked Google Form by Friday 18th October 2019

If you have an questions or problems please contact wpreu@sheffield.ac.uk