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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.


Upcoming Conference

Register now for the ¡Milwaukee Evaluation! Inc. 2017 Social Justice and Evaluation Conference to be held March 2 in Madison, Wisconsin.

Dialogue on Race and Class in America to be held in Conjunction with CREA 2017 Conference

The AEA has undertaken an important initiative to convene three Dialogues on Race and Class. These national dialogues will "reflect and promote positive actions on the deeply rooted, and structurally intertwined issues behind the headlines that propel racial, ethnic, and class disparities in our society."

The focus of the Dialogues is interconnected with the theme and purpose for the CREA 4th International Conference, " Evidence Matters: Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment Translating to Action and Impact in Challenging Times" that will be held in Chicago Illinois September 27-29. Visit the conference website for more details.

The deadline for the CREA IV Call For Papers is February 20, 2017. See details for proposal submission.

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MESI Activities for 2016-2017

Revised February 2, 2017

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