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ERIC Number: EJ1085435
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1077-5315
An Agent Allocation System for the West Virginia University Extension Service
Dougherty, Michael John; Eades, Daniel
Journal of Extension, v53 n6 Article 6IAW3 Dec 2015
Extension recognizes the importance of data in guiding programming decisions at the local level. However, allocating personnel resources and specializations at the state level is a more complex process. The West Virginia University Extension Service has adopted a data-driven process to determine the number, location, and specializations of county agents across the state. While local desires will always be part of the process, new metrics and methods encourage discussion and guide those decisions. The expected result is an improved matching of agents with local needs, thus improving the ability of Extension to fulfill its service mission statewide.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: West Virginia
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A