Encouraging Appreciation for Individual Differences in Collaborative Evaluations

By Liliana Rodríguez-Campos and Rigoberto Rincones-Gomez.

Published by The Diversity Collection

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Individual differences represent the mixture of characteristics among individuals within the collaborative evaluation that provide filters on how they react to the same experiences.

Keywords: Collaboration, Collaborative Evaluations, Diversity, Evaluation, Individual Differences

International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, Volume 5, Issue 6, pp.157-166. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 851.921KB).

Liliana Rodríguez-Campos

Dr. Liliana Rodríguez-Campos earned her Ph.D. in Evaluation, Measurement, and Research Design at Western Michigan University (WMU). She received an Outstanding Dissertation Award, and a WMU Provost’s Special Recognition for this Ph.D. Also, as part of her educational background, she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Systems Engineering with Honorific Mention, and her Specialist and Master’s degrees in Project Management in Engineering with Summa Cum Laude Honors. Furthermore, she received a WMU President’s Special Recognition for her second Master’s degree in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Evaluation, Measurement, and Research Design. Dr. Rodríguez has been awarded with several honors and educational scholarships both in Venezuela and the United States. She has been a planning and control manager and a consultant in the private sector, non-profit organizations as well as institutions of higher education. Dr. Rodríguez’s work history includes the formative evaluation of multi-national corporations and evaluation capacity-building projects in Latin America, the Philippines and the United States. Dr. Rodríguez has designed and delivered numerous workshops and courses at the university level in evaluation, research, informatics, consulting, project planning, and control management. She has a variety of publications in Spanish and in English on leadership, organizational engineering, and evaluation approaches that bring stakeholder groups together. She has presented her work in national and international conferences in countries such as Canada, China, Cuba, England, Greece, Malaysia, Spain, the United States and Venezuela. Currently, Dr. Rodríguez is the Evaluation Faculty Member in the Department of Educational Studies at WMU. She is also a member of several professional associations such as Project Management Institute, American Evaluation Association, Michigan Association for Evaluation, and American Educational Research Association, among others. She serves as a co-chair of the Professional Development Committee, and as a board member of the Michigan Association for Evaluation. Dr. Rodríguez’s expertise with project management, organizational engineering, program evaluation, multi-cultural and international evaluation capacity building, metaevaluation, training and leadership are her strongest professional contributions.

Dr. Rigoberto Rincones-Gomez

Dr. Rigoberto Rincones earned his Ph.D. in Evaluation, Measurement, and Research Design at Western Michigan University (WMU). He received an Outstanding Dissertation Award, and a WMU Provost's Special Recognition for this Ph.D. Also, as part of his educational background, he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering with Honorific Mention, and his Specialist and Master's degrees in Project Management in Engineering with Summa Cum Laude Honors. Furthermore, he received a WMU President's Special Recognition for his second Master's degree in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Evaluation, Measurement, and Research Design. Dr. Rincones has been awarded with several honors and educational scholarships both in Venezuela and the United States. He has been a training manager and a consultant in the private sector, non-profit organizations as well as institutions of higher education. Dr. Rincones's work history includes the formative evaluation of multi-national corporations and evaluation capacity-building projects in Latin America, the Philippines and the United States. Dr. Rincones has designed and delivered numerous workshops and courses at the university level in evaluation, research, informatics, consulting, project planning, and control management. He has a variety of publications in Spanish and in English on leadership, organizational engineering, and evaluation approaches that bring stakeholder groups together. He has presented his work in national and international conferences in countries such as Canada, China, Cuba, England, Greece, Malaysia, Spain, the United States and Venezuela. Currently, Dr. Rincones is the Director of Institutional Research and Assessment at Lake Michigan College. He also teaches graduate-level Research and Program Evaluation courses at Western Michigan University. In addition, he is a member of several professional associations such as Association for Institutional Research, Michigan Association for Institutional Research, American Evaluation Association, Michigan Association for Evaluation, and American Educational Research Association, among others. Furthermore, he serves as a board member and Vice-President of the Michigan Association for Evaluation; steering committee member of the Michigan Association for Institutional Research, and steering committee member of the Michigan Community College Data and Evaluation Committee. Dr. Rincones's expertise with institutional research, organizational engineering, program evaluation, metaevaluation, and assessment are his strongest professional interests.

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