Re: [gnso-vi-feb10] Evaluation team -- the last first call for volunteers
- To: Avri Doria <avri@xxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [gnso-vi-feb10] Evaluation team -- the last first call for volunteers
- From: "Mike O'Connor" <mike@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2010 10:05:56 -0500
i think Avri's got it exactly right -- eventually, we are *all* evaluators
(well, except for us co-chairs). that's why i called it "evaluation" rather
than "evaluators". the evaluation team is going to help us structure the
information about the proposals in a way to make that evaluation more
consistent. that framework will also provide a way for proposal-advocates to
understand where the gaps are in their proposals, issues that need further
at the same time, i think it's a good idea to only do one thing -- either be an
advocate for a proposal, or work on structuring and facilitating the
evaluation. partly because it avoids the appearance of conflict, but also
because doing both is going to be a boatload of work. :-)
carry on -- i'm about to drop off the 'net again for the rest of the day (i'm
on holiday) but i'll look in again later this evening...
On Apr 14, 2010, at 9:25 AM, Avri Doria wrote:
> On 14 Apr 2010, at 09:40, Eric Brunner-Williams wrote:
>> Evaluation is not the place for advocates.
> A subject where we might agree.
> Though I think 'evaluation team' may be a confusing misnomer as it makes it
> seem that they are doing the evaluation as opposed to setting up the
> methodology and tools for the evaluation.
> But i do think we will have the chance to comment on their work and its
> appropriateness in coverage of all of the issues.
> And i think that _if_ their method includes a matrix of characteristics, we
> will also be able to advocate for our model's fits into that matrix.
> And i think that _if_ they take a case study approach we will all be able to
> offer up scenarios that we feel have not been included in their initial set.
> And in the final analysis, since the entire WG needs to come to rough
> consensus at the end of the day, it is hoped that modelers and evaluators
> will come together in a model that aggregates the concerns and needs of the
> WG at large.
> In any case, i did not think i saw any advocates with proposals volunteering
> for the evaluation team (assuming we are participating as individuals except
> for those who say they are putting for company XYZ proposal).
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