Report on the American Evaluation Association's Topical Interest Group Structure

Given the rapid growth in both AEA and the number of TIGs, in Fall 2007, the Membership Committee undertook a rapid assessment of TIGs to (a) identify: current TIG practices, opinions and preferences of TIG leadership regarding the current operation of their TIG, (b) examine the practices of other professional organizations with regards to their own interest groups, and (c) offer recommendations for change. Central to this assessment effort were a survey of the TIG leadership and a literature review of practices of 5 other professional associations. The following is their report:

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This work also was the focus of discussion at session 330 during the 2008 annual conference.