What Gets Measured Gets Done: Exploring ATE Evaluators’ and Principal Investigators’ Attention to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Increasingly, evaluators and principal investigators (PIs) are anchoring their work in equity-focused, culturally responsive, and social justice ideals. But we in the evaluation field have not yet established an empirical understanding of how evaluators and PIs define and measure diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). In this webinar, we will report an examination of how evaluators and PIs funded by NSF’s ATE program define and measure DEI within their projects. In line with our findings, we will provide practical guidance (tools and strategies) and discussion on how to attend to culture and DEI in ATE evaluations and projects. We believe there continues to be room for improvement and implores the movement of serious engagement with these important topics to bring them from the margins to the center of our field’s education, theory, and practice.