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Forstadt, Leslie; Fortune, Aileen – Journal of Extension, 2016
Extension staff are increasingly challenged to do excellent work and balance their lives. University of Maine Cooperative Extension committed to a 2-year participatory action research project to support staff and to an organizational climate that encourages personal sustainability. With tools from ethnography and appreciative inquiry, staff…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Organizational Culture, Extension Education, Extension Agents
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Haskell, Jane E.; Morse, George W. – Journal of Extension, 2015
Public libraries are seeing flat or reduced funding even as demands for new services are increasing. Facing an identical problem, Extension developed a program to identify the indirect benefits to non-participants of Extension programs in order to encourage their public funding support. This educational approach was customized to public libraries…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Financial Support, Extension Education, Program Evaluation
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Lamm, Alexa J.; Israel, Glenn D.; Diehl, David – Journal of Extension, 2013
In order to enhance Extension evaluation efforts it is important to understand current practices. The study reported here researched the evaluation behaviors of county-based Extension professionals. Extension professionals from eight states (n = 1,173) responded to a survey regarding their evaluation data collection, analysis, and reporting…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Extension Agents, Experimenter Characteristics, Program Evaluation