During Alumni Week, Professor Brad Cousins gave a lecture entitled “The Unbearable Lightness of Evidence” in front of a crowd of onlookers who were very interested in program evaluation.
Professor Cousins reflected on a career-long quest to understand evaluation use, encompassing research and practice on making evaluation useful, the power of collaboration and participation, and the challenges of cultural context. Along the way, he shared postcards of insight and amusement, as well as thoughts about unlocking the power and potential of evaluation to bring about social betterment.
Over a 30-year span, Brad Cousins has published numerous books and articles on evaluation theory and practice, in education and beyond. He is recognized globally as a leading researcher and authority on evaluation use, participatory and collaborative practice, and evaluation capacity building.
If you missed this talk by Brad Cousins, be sure to view the video footage of his lecture.