Terms of Reference-Student and Emerging Evaluator Representative (SEER)

Terms of Reference

Student and Emerging Evaluator Representative (SEER)

 

The Student and Emerging Evaluator Representative (SEER) will be a role held by a Member at Large. The SEER will support student and emerging evaluators within CES, represent their interests on the Board and advise the Board on all issues as they may affect emerging evaluators.

“Emerging evaluator” includes current students, recent graduates, new professionals, and those transitioning to evaluation from another field.

The term and other conditions of the SEER will be as defined as a Member at Large. According to the CES by laws, a member at large holds a 1-year renewable appointment as a voting member of the Board.

The responsibility of the SEER shall consist of:

  1. Outreach to students and emerging evaluators in coordination with C&M Committee and Evaluation Mentoring Canada to:
    1. Connect students and emerging evaluators with supports for their educational and career goals, including:
      1. Job postings
      2. Mentorship
      3. Professional experience
    2. Ensure that CES opportunities, including discounts, bursaries, scholarships, etc., are actively communicated to students and emerging evaluators
    3. Ensure the communication of activities of interest to students and emerging evaluators (student case competition, opportunities to publish in CJPE, awards/opportunities from CUEE, EvalYouth, etc.)
    4. Consolidate and share a list of events of interest to students and emerging evaluators
    5. Liaise with the CES Secretariat to maintain relevant distribution and membership lists for students and emerging evaluators
  2. Report on student and emerging evaluator activities, challenges and opportunities to the CES Board
  3. Facilitate the participation of students and emerging evaluators in CES structures, including committees, working groups, task forces, chapter councils, etc. Specifically,
    1. Support and encourage student and emerging evaluator representatives on CES chapter boards and CES student and emerging evaluator networks
    2. Support chapters to create board/council roles for students and emerging evaluators
    3. Explore the creation of a national network for students and emerging evaluators, and if considered feasible, facilitate its creation, with the support of the Board and others.
    4. Support communication and learning between student and emerging evaluator representatives in each chapter
      1. Share information about current initiatives
      2. Share key lessons learned
  4. Maintain contact with the CES representative to EvalYouth, and apprise the board of matters of interest to CES
  5. Ensure the inclusion of support for students and emerging evaluators in the implementation of the CES strategic plan
  6. Advise the board on matters of interest to student and emerging evaluators.