The editorial team of the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation (CJPE) is pleased to announce that volume 31(3) is now published on-line. In conformity with the CES embargo policy, this issue is reserved for CES members until three more issues are added.
This special issue is entitled "Exploring Past and Future Directions to Promote Evaluation Use: Research from a Symposium to Honour Dr. Lyn Shulha". Here is the first paragraph of the special editors' introduction.
This special issue honours Dr. Lyn Shulha's 25-year contributions to the Canadian field of program evaluation by bringing together the perspectives of authors from across North America to identify Dr. Shulha's influence on their thinking and evaluation practices. Dr. Shulha's scholarship is best described as a nonlinear influence because the effect of her work on evaluators' thinking about collaboration, use, standards, and innovation cannot be directly traced. Rather, her scholarly work and mentoring efforts have enhanced the field in Canada and beyond while also leading to more widespread adoption of high-quality evaluation practices promoting use through collaboration and learning. These ideas related to evaluation use and high-quality learning opportunities have important implications for the future of evaluation practice in Canada and are aligned with calls for enhanced initial and professional learning within the Canadian context.