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Collins, Susan M.; Kubin, Laurel L.; Fruhauf, Christine A.; Zander, Ann; Boyer, Luann K. – Journal of Extension, 2018
This article describes how Extension professionals and university faculty collaborated on the planning, implementation, and evaluation of a conference to address a key societal issue. Needs assessment and evaluation results are presented as well as an explanation of how results were used in planning future conferences. With limited Extension…
Descriptors: Extension Agents, Extension Education, Universities, College Faculty
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Roka, Fritz M.; Thissen, Carlene A.; Monaghan, Paul F.; Morera, Maria C.; Galindo-Gonzalez, Sebastian; Tovar-Aguilar, Jose Antonio – Journal of Extension, 2017
This article outlines a four-step model for developing a training program for farm labor supervisors. The model draws on key lessons learned during the development of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Farm Labor Supervisor Training program. The program is designed to educate farm supervisors on farm labor laws…
Descriptors: Models, Program Development, Training, Supervisors
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Jayaratne, K. S. U. – Journal of Extension, 2016
New Extension educators experience a steep learning curve when attempting to develop effective Extension programs. Formative evaluation is helpful to new, and experienced, Extension educators in determining the changes necessary for making programs more effective. Formative evaluation is an essential part of program evaluation. However, its use…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Program Improvement, Data Collection, Needs Assessment
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Silliman, Ben – Journal of Extension, 2016
E-Basics is an online training in program evaluation concepts and skills designed for youth development professionals, especially those working in nonformal science education. Ten hours of online training in seven modules is designed to prepare participants for mentoring and applied practice, mastery, and/or team leadership in program evaluation.…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Basic Skills
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Franz, Nancy K. – Journal of Extension, 2013
A hallmark of Extension includes the involvement of stakeholders in research and program needs assessment, design, implementation, evaluation, and reporting. A data party can be used to enhance this stakeholder involvement specifically in data analysis. This type of event can not only increase client participation in Extension programming and…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Stakeholders, Extension Education, Needs Assessment
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Harder, Amy; Moore, Austen; Mazurkewicz, Melissa; Benge, Matt – Journal of Extension, 2013
Needs assessments are an important tool for informing organizational development efforts in Extension. The purpose of the study reported here was to identify problems faced by county units within UF/IFAS Extension during county program reviews. The findings were drawn from the reports created after five county units experienced program reviews in…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Educational Quality, Program Evaluation, County Programs
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Ghimire, Nav R.; Martin, Robert A. – Journal of Extension, 2013
Raising evaluation capacity is not an easy task unless the evaluation competence of Extension professionals in each program area is identified. The study reported here identified whether level of knowledge and skills and needs for further training in program evaluation vary for Extension educators based on their program area. A total of 752…
Descriptors: Extension Agents, Extension Education, Competence, Capacity Building
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Rader, Heidi B. – Journal of Extension, 2012
Distance learning is common in most segments of education, and the body of knowledge is extensive. Extension can apply much of this research but uniquely educates students whose presence is voluntary. The literature suggests that successful distance-delivered Extension courses share three characteristics: course content is high quality, demand is…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Extension Education
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Barrett, Scott M.; Bolding, M. Chad; Munsell, John F. – Journal of Extension, 2012
Virginia's SHARP logger program is a Cooperative Extension program currently providing training to over 1,500 loggers, foresters, and others. We conducted a mail survey of SHARP loggers to characterize program participants, assess programming needs, and evaluate program effectiveness. Results indicate a diverse group of participants in terms of…
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Educational Needs, Needs Assessment, Program Effectiveness
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Larese-Casanova, Mark – Journal of Extension, 2011
The Utah Master Naturalist Program trains citizens who provide education, outreach, and service to promote citizen stewardship of natural resources within their communities. In 2007-2008, the Watersheds module of the program was evaluated for program success, and participant knowledge was assessed. Assessment and evaluation results indicated that…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Audiences, Program Effectiveness, Natural Resources
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Stevenson, Jill L.; Moore, Dale A.; Newman, Jerry; Schmidt, Janet L.; Smith, Sarah M.; Smith, Jean; Kerr, Susan; Wallace, Michael; BoyEs, Pat – Journal of Extension, 2011
A module on disease prevention was created for 4-H volunteer leaders who work with livestock projects in Washington to better prepare them to teach youth about bio-security and its importance in 4-H livestock projects. Evaluation of the module and usage statistics since the module's debut were collected and evaluated. The module increases…
Descriptors: Animals, Prevention, Diseases, Volunteers
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Mincemoyer, Claudia C.; Kelsey, Timothy W. – Journal of Extension, 1999
Pennsylvania extension educators (n=228) find it increasingly difficult to participate in inservice education, desire more distance delivery and an active voice in program planning, and would like inservice to be integrated into their plan of work. Past inservice experiences lacked quality in content and instruction. (SK)
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Extension Agents, Inservice Education, Needs Assessment
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Rilla, Ellen; Reedy, James – Journal of Extension, 1993
Extension educators in Fairfield, California, worked with nontraditional clientele to develop a training program to encourage citizen participation. The analytical problem-solving model and interactive group processes helped city government staff eager to deal with the public in a proactive manner. (JOW)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Citizen Participation, Curriculum Development, Extension Education
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Davis, Barbara W.; Furry, Marilyn M. – Journal of Extension, 1986
Describes development of a program to ease the transition into becoming single. The program, a series of six informational letters, was developed for adults who had been separated, divorced, or widowed within the previous two years. The article also contains an evaluation of the program. (CT)
Descriptors: Divorce, Life Style, Needs Assessment, Program Evaluation
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Brooks, Henry M. – Journal of Extension, 1976
A study of the training needs of extension specialists in 1890 land-grant institutions concludes with the finding that the greatest need for training is in the area of evaluating and reporting extension programs. Data were collected from questionnaires returned by 81 extension specialists and 14 extension administrators. (Author/EC)
Descriptors: Black Education, Educational Needs, Evaluation Methods, Extension Agents