Thursday, April 2, 2020
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Networking at 8:30 a.m., Presentation at 9:00 a.m.
Light Breakfast Provided

Event Description

Conducting Culturally Responsive Evaluations

Karyl Askew, Ph.D. – Educational Program Evaluator and STEM Specialist

Gain a greater understanding of evaluation using a culturally responsive and equitable evaluation (CREE) framework. In this session, we will identify CREE strategies that can be readily applied to your unique setting and needs. We will also meet others who are advancing CREE in the context of complex on-the-ground realities.

This workshop is ideal for:

  • professionals who supervise, lead, support or have an interest in evaluating social interventions.
  • professionals who are positioned to use evaluations to inform programmatic and organizational decision-making.
  • professionals who have an interest in table-top conversations that move CREE from theory to practice in the context of complex on-the-ground realities.
  • professionals who are willing to co-create a brave space for authentic conversations with their peers using established group agreements.

About the Presenter

Karyl Askew, Ph.D. – Educational Program Evaluator and STEM Specialist

Karyl's professional work, academic scholarship, and service have been motivated by a singular motivation to increase the diversity of the next generation of scientists. She has 12 years of experience in the evaluation and research of formal and informal STEM education and active research interest in the convergence of psychological, cultural, and organizational factors that broaden STEM participation and persistence. She has co-authored chapters in the APA Educational Psychology Handbook, the Handbook of Motivation at School, and the Evaluation and Program Planning peer-reviewed journal, along with numerous reports that aid program leaders to integrate findings into practice and policy. She is currently co-authoring a manuscript to share impact study findings from an innovative district integrated K-12 STEM pipeline.

Academically, she have spearheaded federally-funded STEM research projects, utilizing my interdisciplinary research training in developmental sciences gleaned from her pre-doctoral fellowship at the Carolina Consortium on Human Development (CCHD) and her graduate research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Professionally, she has led the evaluation of STEM education and college-access initiatives for a portfolio of projects, including Investing in Innovation (i3), Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP), Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs North Carolina (GEAR UP NC), and Minority Science & Engineering Improvement Program (MSEIP). Her work has been funded by NSF, the US Department of Education, the Institute of Education Sciences, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Karyl is deeply committed to increasing the methodological rigor of STEM intervention studies through the application of innovative interdisciplinary and culturally responsive research designs. In her current role, she heads the design and implementation of longitudinal, multisite studies with data collection procedures that adhere to Institutional Review Board requirements.

For Karyl, the key is creating spaces where all people are free to be the best version of themselves in service to the greater good.

Area of Nonprofit Excellence - Leadership & Culture

Every learning opportunity NAO offers is aligned with one of nine areas of our Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence that NAO believes are critical to every nonprofit’s effectiveness and success. Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential for a thriving, effective and successful nonprofit; therefore, DE&I is embedded across all nine areas.

This event focuses on Leadership & Culture. For additional resources in this category, visit: Leadership & Culture.


$35 NAO Member 
$70 Nonmember

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April 2nd, 2020 8:30 AM   through   10:30 AM
Ecotrust - 2nd Floor
Billy Frank Jr Conference
721 NW 9th Ave #200
Portland, OR 97209
Event Fee(s)
Price $ 70.00
Event Particulars
City Portland
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Networking
Event Region Metropolitan Portland
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding

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