eXtension Strategic Planning Scheduled for 2013-2014: External Evaluation and Surveys Complete

GRANTS

Evaluation

This past February information was shared about an evaluation of eXtension being conducted by Socient Associates at the request of the Extension Committee on Policy (ECOP) and the eXtension Governing Committee. Socient Associates was charged with answering key questions about eXtension. These questions may be reviewed at http://bit.ly/1eUm884.

The report was completed in July and shared with the eXtension Governing Committee, ECOP, as well as directors/administrators. To read the report and/or view a recorded webinar of Sohel Karim, Managing Director and Co-founder of Socient Associates presenting his findings, visit http://bit.ly/18Gnqz4.

Following the release of the Socient report, the eXtension Governing Committee chose to survey Extension directors/administrators and USDA-NIFA to learn more about their attitudes and opinions about eXtension and how it should best move forward in the future. Also, during the recent Galaxy IV Conference, 684 Extension professionals completed a survey intended to learn about user/contributor interests in eXtension tools and services. These reports are also available by visiting http://bit.ly/18Gnqz4.

All reports will be used to inform the next eXtension strategic planning process scheduled for 2013-2014.