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Self-assessment and site visits, 2011

March 28, 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


Site Visit Dates

Federal/State Partnership

Site Visitors*

Arizona Humanities Council January 19-20, 2012 Edie Manza

Lisbeth Henning Cort, Cort Communications, Coupeville, WA

Marc C. Johnson, Principal Partner, Gallatin Public Affairs, Boise, ID

Maine Humanities Council July 19-20 Kathleen Mitchell
Marian A. Godfrey, Director, Culture Program, Pew Charitable Trust, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Elizabeth L. Young, Independent Consultant, Hartfield, VA; former board member, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
Ohio Humanities Council July 16-18, 2012 Edie Manza
Jody Blankenship, Director of Education, Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort
John Matthews, Principal, John Matthews Associates, and former vice president, Federation of State Humanities Councils, currently living in Fairfield, Iowa
Nevada Humanities May 10-11, 2012 Kathleen Mitchell
Shannon E. Daut, Executive Director, Alaska State Council on the Arts, Anchorage
Angel Ysaguirre, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, City of Chicago, Illinois; former Director of Programs, Illinois Humanities Council
New Hampshire Humanities Council November 14-15 Kathleen Mitchell
Michael Marino, President, Big Arrow Group, New York, New York
J. Paul Hunter, Professor of English, University of Virginia, Charlottesville; former chair, Federation of State Humanities Council; former chair and life board member, Illinois Humanities Council
New York Council for the Humanities December 8-9 Kathleen Mitchell
William Deverell, History Department, University of Southern California and The Huntington Library, CA; board member, California Council for the Humanities
Philip E. Lewis, Vice President, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York, NY
North Dakota Humanities Council October 13-14 Kathleen Mitchell
Jane Renner Hood, retired executive director, Nebraska Humanities Council, Lincoln, NE
John Matthews, president, Yoga Alliance, Arlington, VA; former vice president, Federation of State Humanities Councils
Pennsylvania Humanities Council March 30-31 Edie Manza
Laura Roberts, Principal, Roberts Consulting, former board chair, Mass Humanities, and Advisor and Faculty, Bank Street College Leadership in Museum Education, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Gregory L. Waters, Professor of English and Director of the Honors Program, Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey
South Dakota Humanities Council June 23-24 Edie Manza
Cheryl Dickson, Board of Trustees, Minnesota Colleges and Universities, and former director, Minnesota Humanities Center, St. Paul
John R. Opperman, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, TD Banknorth, Portland, Maine
Humanities Tennessee June 6-7 Edie Manza
Silas House, NEH Chair in Appalachian Studies and Interim Director Loyal Jones Appalachian Center, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky
William S. Price, Jr., Kenan Professor of History (retired), Meredith College, and former director, North Carolina Division of Archives and History, Raleigh
Humanities Texas September 20-21 Edie Manza
Lynn Denton, Director, Public History Program, Department of History, TexasState University, San Marcos
Manuel F. Medrano, Professor of History, University of Texas at Brownsville
Humanities Washington March 21-22 Kathleen Mitchell
Ron Pisaneschi, Idaho Public Television, Boise, Idaho
Bruce Sievers, Stanford University, Tiburon, California

The names of site visitors are added here after the council's self-assessment and site visit have been reviewed by the National Council on the Humanities