Performance Evaluation

Author: Ingrid J. Guerra-LÃ3pez
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119461203
Release Date: 2017-07-27
Genre: Education

Performance Evaluation is a hands-on text for practitioners, researchers, educators, and students in how to use scientifically-based evaluations that are both rigorous and flexible. Author Ingrid Guerra-López, an internationally-known evaluation expert, introduces the foundations of evaluation and presents the most applicable models for the performance improvement field. Her book offers a wide variety of tools and techniques that have proven successful and is organized to illustrate evaluation in the context of continual performance improvement.

Handbook of Research on Enhancing Teacher Education with Advanced Instructional Technologies

Author: Ololube, Nwachukwu Prince
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781466681637
Release Date: 2015-07-17
Genre: Education

Before today’s teachers are ready to instruct the intellectual leaders of tomorrow, they must first be trained themselves. Information and communication technology can greatly increase the effectiveness of this training and also aid teachers as they seek to bring the latest technological advancements into their own classrooms. The Handbook of Research on Enhancing Teacher Education with Advanced Instructional Technologies explains the need to bring technology to the forefront of teacher training. With an emphasis on how information and communication technology can provide richer learning outcomes, this book is an essential reference source for researchers, academics, professionals, students, and technology developers in various disciplines.

Handbook of Research on Promoting Higher Order Skills and Global Competencies in Life and Work

Author: Keengwe, Jared
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781522563327
Release Date: 2018-07-06
Genre: Education

Global awareness and competency has become an essential part of higher education and professional development. Expanding beyond the traditional ideas of learning and education, it is important to provide research that will help students prepare for the global future. The Handbook of Research on Promoting Higher-Order Skills and Global Competencies in Life and Work is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research on the intersection of life and work skills in higher education and professional development. While highlighting topics such as research engagement, learning assessment, and multicultural competence, this publication explores the preparation of twenty-first century learners, as well as the methods of promoting critical and creative thinking. This book is ideally designed for educators, academicians, education administrators, researchers, and upper-level students seeking current research on global knowledge and skills in contemporary education and organizations.

Environmental program and policy evaluation

Author: American Evaluation Association
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: UOM:39076002776149
Release Date: 2009-07-14
Genre: Education

Although environmental policy and program evaluation emerged rather late compared to many other areas of public policy, an energetic evaluation community in the environmental field has emerged during the last decade. This is a community of evaluators with diverse backgrounds in environmental sciences, social sciences, and general evaluation. Evaluation in the environmental field is characterized by complex policies and programs around wicked problems. They exist within complex systems composed of interacting environmental and socioeconomic systems. In furthering the state of evaluation in the environmental field, this issue of focuses on key methodological challenges: OL {list-style:disc} P:{margin-left 60px} time horizons scaling data credibility research designs and counterfactuals Contributors look at each challenge with two chapters, to enhance a pluralistic discourse for development of the theory and practice of environmental evaluation. The authorsfrom Australia, Europe, and North Americarepresent the diversity of the community with respect to their formal training, personal experiences, and institutional affiliations. The issue concludes with two commentaries reflecting on the discussions in relation to that of contemporary evaluation in general and a summary of the insights for the future of environmental evaluation. These chapters cumulatively hold promise for furthering the quality of evaluations not only in the environmental field but in other fields as well. This is the 122nd volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Evaluation, an official publication of the American Evaluation Association.

Needs Assessment for Organizational Success

Author: Roger Kaufman
Publisher: Amer Society for Training &
ISBN: 1562868144
Release Date: 2013-03-16
Genre: Business & Economics

Most books start with the tools and techniques of needs assessment and assume that implementation will naturally bring success. This is not the case. This book begins with the concepts of front-end alignment, followed by the tools needed for positive, predictable, and measurable results. This book does not deal with specific data collection methodology or approaches. Rather, this book deals with the framework and alignment that will make such methodologies and approaches useful.

Knowledge utilization diffusion implementation transfer and translation

Author: Judith M. Ottoson
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: UOM:39076002853559
Release Date: 2010-01-12
Genre: Business & Economics

This volume teams up familiar literature in knowledge utilization with related theories of diffusion, implementation, transfer, and translation. Each of these knowledge-for-action theories is reviewed for its disciplinary roots, assumptions about change, key variables, and contextual influences. Cross-talk among these heretofore parallel theories identifies priorities and implications for evaluation practice. This issue provides evaluators with multiple lenses to capture change, including a consideration of complexity, rather than succumb to single-discipline perceptions of value. If we think about the new knowledge enshrined within a policy or program under evaluation as the foreground, then complexity invites evaluators to think more critically about the background, that is, the dynamic properties of the setting or system into which a policy program is introduced and the implications this raises for evaluation. This is the 124th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Evaluation, an official publication of the American Evaluation Association.

Ultimate Performance Management

Author: Linda Russell
Publisher: American Society for Training and Development
ISBN: 9781562865436
Release Date: 2009-11-01
Genre: Business & Economics

This title in ASTD's new ""Ultimate Series"", presents an innovative framework and approach to conducting training through an integrated series of workshop designs. This framework as well as the comprehensiveness of the content allows you to implement an entire Performance Management System into your organization without ever looking beyond this book's covers. It is coming soon from ASTD Press.

Organizational Assessment

Author: Charles Lusthaus
Publisher: IDRC
ISBN: 0889369984
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Business & Economics

Organizational Assessment: A framework for improving performance

Pay for Performance

Author: Renae F. Broderick
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309572125
Release Date: 1991-01-15
Genre: Business & Economics

"Pay for performance" has become a buzzword for the 1990s, as U.S. organizations seek ways to boost employee productivity. The new emphasis on performance appraisal and merit pay calls for a thorough examination of their effectiveness. Pay for Performance is the best resource to date on the issues of whether these concepts work and how they can be applied most effectively in the workplace. This important book looks at performance appraisal and pay practices in the private sector and describes whether--and how--private industry experience is revelant to federal pay reform. It focuses on the needs of the federal government, exploring how the federal pay system evolved; available evidence on federal employee attitudes toward their work, their pay, and their reputation with the public; and the complicating and pervasive factor of politics.

Evaluation policy and evaluation practice

Author: American Evaluation Association
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: UOM:39076002841521
Release Date: 2009-10-19
Genre: Education

This issue of New Directions for Evaluation addresses the topic of evaluation policy, especially how it is informed by and affects evaluation practice. An evaluation policy is any rule or principle that a group or organization uses to guide its decisions and actions when doing evaluation. Every group and organization that engages in evaluation, including government agencies, private businesses, and nonprofit organizations, has evaluation policies. Sometimes they are formal, explicit, and written; at other times they are more implicit and ad hoc principles or norms that have simply evolved over time. Evaluation policy is a critically important issue for the field and profession of evaluation. Evaluation policies profoundly affect the day-to-day work of all evaluators. Many recent and current controversies or conflicts in the field of evaluation can be viewed, at least in part, as struggles around evaluation policy. The chapters in this issue consider evaluation policy in its many and varied settings and contexts, including extensive treatment of large-scale national evaluation policy both in the United States and in Europe. The issue brings together revised and extended versions of all of the key addresses in the presidential strand of the 2008 American Evaluation Association conference, including the presidential address, plenary speeches, and expert lectures. This is the 123rd volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly thematic journal New Directions for Evaluation, an official publication of the American Evaluation Association. The journal publishes empirical, methodological, and theoretical works on all aspects of evaluation. Each issue is devoted to a single topic, with contributions solicited, organized, reviewed, and edited by a guest editor or editors. Issues may take any of several forms, such as a series of related chapters, a debate, or a long article followed by brief critical commentaries

Ten Steps to a Results Based Monitoring and Evaluation System

Author: Jody Zall Kusek
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821389072
Release Date: 2004-06-15
Genre: Business & Economics

This Handbook provides a comprehensive ten-step model that will help guide development practitioners through the process of designing and building a results-based monitoring and evaluation system.

Enhancing Organizational Performance

Author: Daniel Druckman
Publisher: National Academies
ISBN: NAP:11171
Release Date: 1997-04-11
Genre: Business & Economics

With examples, insights, and practical criteria, this volume reviews the most popular approaches to organizational change--total quality management, reengineering, and downsizing--in terms of how they affect organizations and people, how performance improvements can be measured, and what questions remain to be answered by researchers.

The Economist

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105132678108
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Economic history


Enhancing the Effectiveness of Team Science

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309316859
Release Date: 2015-07-15
Genre: Business & Economics

The past half-century has witnessed a dramatic increase in the scale and complexity of scientific research. The growing scale of science has been accompanied by a shift toward collaborative research, referred to as "team science." Scientific research is increasingly conducted by small teams and larger groups rather than individual investigators, but the challenges of collaboration can slow these teams' progress in achieving their scientific goals. How does a team-based approach work, and how can universities and research institutions support teams? Enhancing the Effectiveness of Team Science synthesizes and integrates the available research to provide guidance on assembling the science team; leadership, education and professional development for science teams and groups. It also examines institutional and organizational structures and policies to support science teams and identifies areas where further research is needed to help science teams and groups achieve their scientific and translational goals. This report offers major public policy recommendations for science research agencies and policymakers, as well as recommendations for individual scientists, disciplinary associations, and research universities. Enhancing the Effectiveness of Team Science will be of interest to university research administrators, team science leaders, science faculty, and graduate and postdoctoral students.