Skip to main content
ElevateEvaluate Podcast

ElevateEvaluate Podcast

By Maritza Concha

This podcast focuses on bringing together the expertise of undergraduate/graduate students, educators, and professionals in the field to create a space to exchange knowledge about program evaluation. Specifically, we will explore:

-Key concepts of program evaluation using real-life scenarios

-Best practices and reflections of program evaluation in different contexts at national and international levels

-Implementation of teaching strategies for undergraduate and graduate program evaluation classes
Where to listen
Apple Podcasts Logo

Apple Podcasts

Google Podcasts Logo

Google Podcasts

Overcast Logo

Overcast

Pocket Casts Logo

Pocket Casts

RadioPublic Logo

RadioPublic

Spotify Logo

Spotify

Episode 20: The importance of designing evaluation questions
Episode 20: The importance of designing evaluation questions
This episode presents important points to account when designing evaluation questions. The guest speaker in this episode is Jennifer Huffman, Research Director at Child and Family Research Partnership -LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas Website: www.elevateevaluatepodcast.com Contributor: Nhu Nguyem Song Credit: "Werq" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
10:04
December 15, 2020
Episode 19: Cultural competence in program evaluations within Arab communities
Episode 19: Cultural competence in program evaluations within Arab communities
This episode provides insightful information about cultural aspects of Arab communities that should take into consideration when doing program evaluation. Website: www.elevateevaluatepodcast.com Contributor: Nada Nassereddin Song Credit: "Werq" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
09:44
December 15, 2020
Episode 18:  Program evaluation proposal for UCF Restores
Episode 18: Program evaluation proposal for UCF Restores
This episode talks about the steps in the development of an evaluation proposal by using UCF Restores as a learning service project.  Website: www.elevateevaluatepodcast.com Contributors: Nataly Ryburn Sierra Scott Jacob Ballard Gina Rotunno Song Credit: "Werq" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
10:17
December 15, 2020
Episode 17: The role of stakeholders in program evaluation
Episode 17: The role of stakeholders in program evaluation
This episode talks about the importance of stakeholders in program evaluation by bringing the point of view of a stakeholder from St. Matthew's House, Brittany Hargrove.  Website: www.elevateevaluatepodcast.com Contributor:  Debra French Pope Song Credit: "Werq" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
10:14
December 15, 2020
Episode 16: Introduction to Fall 2020 student cohort
Episode 16: Introduction to Fall 2020 student cohort
This brief episode provides an introduction to 4 new episodes from my program evaluation students fall 2020 cohort.  Website: www.elevateevaluatepodcast.com Contributor: Dr. Maritza Concha Song Credit: "Werq" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
01:29
December 15, 2020
Second cohort reflections with Dr. Maria Elena Villar
Second cohort reflections with Dr. Maria Elena Villar
Episode 15: Second cohort reflections with Dr. Maria Elena Villar  Dr. Maritza Concha and Dr. Maria Elena Villar reflect on the second cohort episodes and provide their own views  on cultural competence in evaluation, evaluation questions, working with stakeholders and program evaluation techniques in service delivery programs.  Website: www.elevateevaluatepodcast.com Contributors: Dr. Maria Elena VIllar Dr. Maritza Concha  Song Credit: "Werq" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Transcript: See the ElevateEvaluate Podcast Website for transcript of this episode: https://www.elevateevaluatepodcast.com/copy-of-ep-15
19:20
August 24, 2020
Diction in Evaluation Questions
Diction in Evaluation Questions
Episode 8: Diction in Evaluation Questions An often overlooked aspect of evaluation, this episode examines the aspects that distinguish a good evaluation question from a bad one, and provides criteria on how to properly write evaluation questions. Website: www.elevateevaluatepodcast.com Contributor: Hannah Skiff Hannah Skiff received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of South Florida in 2017, and she is expected to finish her Dual Master of Public Administration / Master of Nonprofit Management degrees from the University of Central Florida in Fall 2021. Hannah hopes that her episode can underscore the value of word choice in evaluation question creation and its applicability to any field. Transcript:  To have access to the transcript for this episode, please visit: https://www.elevateevaluatepodcast.com/episode8transcript Song Credit: "Werq" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
08:09
July 21, 2020
Ethics in Evaluation: Exploring Informed Consents, Confidentiality and Safety
Ethics in Evaluation: Exploring Informed Consents, Confidentiality and Safety
Episode 13: Ethics in Evaluation: Exploring Informed Consents, Confidentiality and Safety  We take ethics even further, breaking it down into three key aspects: informed consents, confidentiality, and safety. Website: www.elevateevaluatepodcast.com Contributor:  Brett Morrison Transcript: To have access to the transcript for this episode, please visit: https://www.elevateevaluatepodcast.com/episode13transcript Song Credit: "Werq" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
13:18
July 21, 2020
Ethics in Evaluation: A General Overview
Ethics in Evaluation: A General Overview
Episode 12: Ethics in Evaluation: A General Overview  This episode is all about ethics, including the key ways that the Canadian and American evaluation associations define the term. Website: www.elevateevaluatepodcast.com Contributors:  Emma Bloom Maryiotti Johnson Airkeria Knight Tameka Thomas Transcript: To have access for the transcript of this episode, please visit: https://www.elevateevaluatepodcast.com/episode12transcript Song Credit: "Werq" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
08:10
July 21, 2020
Cultural Competence in Organizational Settings
Cultural Competence in Organizational Settings
Episode 11: Cultural Competence in Organizational Settings Culture is flipped on its head and is explored in terms of organizational settings and work culture. Key points include roles between staff, location of data collection, and how they can affect the quality of data. Website: www.elevateevaluatepodcast.com Contributor: Laurimar Paniagua Transcript: To have access to the transcript for this episode, please visit: https://www.elevateevaluatepodcast.com/episode11transcript Song Credit: "Werq" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
09:30
July 21, 2020
Cultural Competence in LGTBQ+ Programs
Cultural Competence in LGTBQ+ Programs
Episode 10: Cultural Competence in LGTBQ+ Programs  Cultural competence is explored even further in terms of how we can equip ourselves with useful knowledge about other people’s identities. Education and understanding the community are strongly emphasized. Website: www.elevateevaluatepodcast.com Contributor: Tyler Hall Song Credit: "Werq" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Transcript: See the ElevateEvaluate Podcast Website for transcript of this episode at: https://www.elevateevaluatepodcast.com/eposide-10-transcript
08:21
July 21, 2020
Cultural Competence in Evaluation
Cultural Competence in Evaluation
Episode 9: Cultural Competence in Evaluation This episode explores culturally competent practices in evaluation, including the usefulness of demographics and census data, as well as the difference in equality and equity. Website: www.elevateevaluatepodcast.com Contributor: Matthew Bonachea Transcript:  To have access to the transcript for this episode, please visit: https://www.elevateevaluatepodcast.com/episode9transcript Song Credit: "Werq" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
08:36
July 21, 2020
Cultural Competence in Domestic Violence Prevention Programs
Cultural Competence in Domestic Violence Prevention Programs
Episode 14: Cultural Competence in Domestic Violence Prevention Programs Using the lens of a domestic violence prevention program, this episode explores what cultural competence means, what tools and skills should be utilized for cultural competence, and define a culturally responsive evaluation. Website: www.elevateevaluatepodcast.com Contributors: Karie Arch Whitney Marshall Song Credit: "Werq" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
13:29
July 21, 2020
The Importance of Program Evaluation in Mental Health Services
The Importance of Program Evaluation in Mental Health Services
Episode 7: The Importance of Program Evaluation in Mental Health Service  Program evaluation makes an impact, and sometimes in even bigger ways than we could imagine. Here, we discuss how we can establish guidelines, evaluation questions, and the evaluation design process. Website: www.elevateevaluatepodcast.com Contributors: Jennifer Graham Transcript: To access the transcript for this episode, please visit: https://www.elevateevaluatepodcast.com/episode7transcript Song Credit: "Werq" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
06:51
July 21, 2020
The Role of Stakeholders' Involvement in Program Evaluation
The Role of Stakeholders' Involvement in Program Evaluation
Episode 6: The Role of Stakeholders' Involvement in Program Evaluation This episode tackles the role of stakeholders in each step of the program evaluation process, as well as best practices to include stakeholders. Website: www.elevateevaluatepodcast.com Contributors: Silvana Bastante Angelet Bredy Danielle Calhoun Takyra Fowler Transcript: To access the transcript for this episode, please visit: https://www.elevateevaluatepodcast.com/episode6 Song Credit: "Werq" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
10:25
July 21, 2020
Introduction to Graduate Students
Introduction to Graduate Students
Episode 5: Introduction to Graduate Students Welcome a new cohort of students to Elevate Evaluate - the graduate students! We discuss topics explored in this new batch of episodes, including the unique perspective this group of students can bring to the field of evaluation. Contributors: Samantha Ford Dr. Maritza Concha  Website: www.elevateevaluatepodcast.com Transcript:  To access the transcript for this episode, please visit: https://www.elevateevaluatepodcast.com/episode5     Song Credit: "Werq" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ 
04:11
July 21, 2020
Got Logic Models? We Think You Do!
Got Logic Models? We Think You Do!
Episode 4: Got Logic Models? We Think You Do! Dr. Maritza Concha and Dr. Maria Elena Villar discuss key takeaways from the past two episodes and the logic model. They also reflect on using the podcast as a medium for learning and how learning about logic models relates to their work as external evaluators. Website: www.elevateevaluatepodcast.com Contributors: Dr. Maritza Concha Dr. Maria Elena Villar Transcript:  For a complete transcript of this episode, please visit: https://www.elevateevaluatepodcast.com/episode4transcript Song Credit: "Werq" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
06:11
April 13, 2020
Eloping to Alaska
Eloping to Alaska
Episode 3: Eloping to Alaska In this episode, young evaluators tackle the logic model through the lens of planning an elopement to Alaska. They also explore the process of trying to grasp the concept of a logic model and how learning (and life) has changed since the rise of the pandemic. A Note From A Student:  Since this is a program evaluation class and I am a Public Administration student the logic model was not foreign to me but I have never understood it better. As students, we can attest that grasping the logic model is a step by step process and sometimes no matter how slow we go we always mess up but I came to class ready to learn but I did not expect to learn that much more about the logic model. Little did I know that I would become a pro at the logic model when I used it to plan my upcoming nuptials in Alaska. Contributors: Luce Jean Baptiste Ashley Neuman Camila Pinzon Sean Tipton Website: www.elevateevaluatepodcast.com Transcript: For a complete transcript for this episode, please visit: https://www.elevateevaluatepodcast.com/episode3transcript Song Credit:  "Werq" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
13:12
April 13, 2020
Palmer's Palace
Palmer's Palace
Episode 2: Palmer's Palace If you’ve ever struggled to understand a logic model in Program Evaluation, then help has arrived! In this episode, young evaluators Kissiah and Tanner define and identify the components of a logic model using the analogy of buying a house. They also address how to differentiate outputs from outcomes and the importance of a logic model in Program Evaluation. Contributors: Ghislaine Auguste Dorcas Chura Ruiz Kaylyn Palmer Tanner Pogan Kissiah Valle Website: www.elevateevaluatepodcast.com Song Credit: "Werq" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Transcript: For a complete transcript of this episode, please visit: https://www.elevateevaluatepodcast.com/episode-2-transcript
10:23
April 13, 2020
Welcome to Elevate Evaluate!
Welcome to Elevate Evaluate!
Episode 1: Welcome to Elevate Evaluate! Welcome to the podcast! In this episode we're sharing how Elevate Evaluate came to be, our thoughts and views on evaluation, as well as what resources we hope to share in the future. We hope you're as excited as we are to start this journey! Contributors: Maritza Concha Samantha Ford Make sure to subscribe wherever you're listening so you can always stay up to date on new episodes. Website: www.elevateevaluatepodcast.com Song Credit: "Werq" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Transcript: Visit this link for a complete transcript of this episode: https://www.elevateevaluatepodcast.com/episode-1-transcript
07:58
April 13, 2020