Hosted by: National Association for the Practice of Anthropology
Of interest to: Practicing and Applied Anthropologists, Teachers of Anthropology in Community Colleges, Students, Those Involved in Mentoring Activities
For anthropology students looking for a practicing career. for academic professionals looking for a career transition, evaluation as a career offers many opportunities to apply anthropological skills and training to contribute to improvement of community and public progress in a wide variety of arenas, including education, health, social services, public policy, the arts, and community development. Evaluation as a practice includes assessment of process as well as outcomes of programs and initiatives, and can include contributions to program design and planning as well as documenting and judging outcomes. Evaluators can work with and for academic centers, nonprofits, foundations, and healthcare organizations, as employees or independent consultants. We will share our experiences in working in the evaluation field as anthropologists and discuss career and training opportunities.