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ERIC Number: EJ1005298
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1534-6102
Pecan Research and Outreach in New Mexico: Logic Model Development and Change in Communication Paradigms
Sammis, Theodore W.; Shukla, Manoj K.; Mexal, John G.; Wang, Junming; Miller, David R.
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, v17 n1 p27-42 2013
Universities develop strategic planning documents, and as part of that planning process, logic models are developed for specific programs within the university. This article examines the long-standing pecan program at New Mexico State University and the deficiencies and successes in the evolution of its logic model. The university's agricultural experiment station's pecan program logic model has evolved along with increased external funding, but never has developed into a complete logic model because the outcome-impact component remains incomplete. With increased assistance from the university, the pecan industry grew and became stronger and more economically viable; however, the incomplete development of a pecan program logic model has prevented development of a complete synergy. The evaluation of outcome-impact is most efficient and accurate when at least part of the evaluation is conducted with methods independent of the growers. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California; New Mexico; Texas