ERIC Number: ED369989
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Life Cycle Program Management & Evaluation: An Heuristic Approach. Parts I and II.
Mayeske, George W.
This monograph was developed to serve as a conceptual guide for extension educators facilitating or conducting life-cycle program management workshops focused on any of the life-cycle stages of problem finding, program design, program development, program implementation, program maintenance and improvement, and program redirection. This second edition of the guide includes 17 chapters that cover the following: (1) introduction to life-cycle program management; (2) futuristic perspectives for the organization; (3) problem finding; (4) designing a program for the problem--an overview; (5) the program logic model and its components; (6) incorporating relevant documents into the process; (7) identifying stakeholders and determining their viewpoints; (8) developing conclusions, recommendations, and suggesting next steps; (9) an illustrative model for extension programming; (10) developing the program; (11) initiating the program and monitoring implementation; (12) maintaining and improving the program; (13) redirecting the program; (14) special topics in life cycle program management; (15) life cycle program evaluation; (16) conducting in-depth evaluation studies; and (17) sharing and using the results of evaluations. The guide contains these four appendixes: workshop formats and materials for program design facilitators; frequent questions and answers; an outline of a case report; and definitions of terms and concepts. Contains 295 references. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Extension Service (USDA), Washington, DC.