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Self-assessment and site visits, 2010

March 30, 2012 | By Federal/State Partnership Staff

"The self-assessment process is a method for assessing what you are doing, why you are doing it, and what you must do to improve an organization’s performance. It asks the five essential questions: What is our mission? Who is our customer? What does the customer value? What are our results? and What is our plan? Self-assessment leads to action and lacks meaning without it." — from Peter Drucker’s The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Organization

Council Site Visit Dates Federal/State Partnership
Site Visitors
Alaska Humanities Forum October 21-23 Edie Manza
Joan Braddock, director, University of Alaska Press, Fairbanks
Hilary Hilscher, Alaskan writer and editor, communications associate, Audubon Washington, Bainbridge, WA
Arkansas Humanities Council September 30-
October 1
Edie Manza
Ted Ownby, Director, Center for the Study of Southern Culture, University of Mississippi
Carey Tilley, Executive Director, Cherokee Heritage Center, Tahlequah, Oklahoma
Mass Humanities June 22-23 Kathleen Mitchell
Robert Benedetti, Executive Director, Jacoby Center for Public Service and Civic Leadership, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA; former chair, California Council for the Humanities; former member, board of the Federation of State Humanities Councils
Ann Lisi, President, Greater Worcester Community Foundation, Worcester, MA
Michigan Humanities Council May 6-7 Edie Manza
Robert B. Pickering, Senior Curator, Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Samir Singh, Senior Policy Consultant, Public Policy Associates, East Lansing, MI
Missouri Humanities Council December 3-4 Kathleen Mitchell
Marc Johnson, President/Partner, Gallatin Public Affairs, Boise, ID
Pamela Hilton Snow, Executive Director, Nebraska Cultural Endowment, Omaha, NE
New Jersey Council for the Humanities February 17-18, 2011 Edie Manza
Isabel Nazario, Associate Vice President for Academic & Public Partnerships in the Arts & Humanities,  Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick
Howard Sacks, former provost and current director, Rural Life Center, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio
Northern Mariana Islands Council for the Humanities February 2-3, 2011 Kathleen Mitchell
Rosanna Barcinas, Program Officer, Guam Preservation Trust, Hagatna
Warren S. Nishimoto,  Director, Center for Oral History, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, Honolulu
Utah Humanities Council April 8-9 Edie Manza
Lisbeth Henning Cort, Principal, Cort Communications, Coupeville, Washington, and former director, Washington Trust for Historic Preservation
Gracie Lawson-Borders, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Wyoming, Laramie
Vermont Humanities Council September 28-29 Kathleen Mitchell
David A. Grant, former executive director Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Strafford, VT
Elizabeth L. Young, Independent Consultant, Hartfield, VA
Wisconsin Humanities Council August 26-27 Kathleen Mitchell
Christine Watkins, Independent Consultant, Chicago
Angel Ysaguirre, Director, Global Community Investing, Boeing, Chicago