The American Evaluation Association seeks to act in ways that embody our mission, vision, and values in pursuit of our defined policies and goals.
MISSION: The American Evaluation Association’s mission is to improve evaluation practices and methods, increase evaluation use, promote evaluation as a profession, and support the contribution of evaluation to the generation of theory and knowledge about effective human action.
VISION: The American Evaluation Association’s vision is to foster an inclusive, diverse, and international community of practice positioned as a respected source of information for and about the field of evaluation.
VALUES: The American Evaluation Association values excellence in evaluation practice, utilization of evaluation findings, and inclusion and diversity in the evaluation community.
The purpose of the Board of Directors, on behalf of the Evaluation Community and those it affects and influences (“owners”), is to ensure that AEA produces appropriate results (as defined in Ends Goals) and focus efforts to support the mission and vision of the organization.
The AEA End Goals are defined as: