The Minnesota Evaluation Studies Institute (MESI) is an interdisciplinary training institute for evaluation studies at the University of Minnesota. We provide high-quality theoretical, technical, and practical training to professional evaluators and we are committed to supporting evaluation that values stakeholder participation and collaboration. MESI is part of the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (OLPD) in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD). We are unique in bringing together faculty expertise from the college, the School of Public Health, the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, and Minnesota Extension.
Beginning in July 2016, MESI will enter an important transition as its founder, Jean King, becomes Director Emerita and will begin three years of phased retirement. During the coming months King will continue a long-term planning process that engages MESI’s Advisory Board and other members of the evaluation community in determining the best ways to continue MESI’s core functions. During this time MESI will not be staffed to take on new evaluation projects. However, planning for the 2017 Spring Training (March 20-24, 2017) is enthusiastically underway, so mark your calendars. During this time of transition, we thank you for your continued support.
Revised April 29, 2016