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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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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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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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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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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