ERIC Number: EJ953754
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
Graduate Students Serve Extension as Evaluation Consultants
McClure, Megan; Fuhrman, Nicholas E.
Journal of Extension, v49 n3 Article 3IAW1 Jun 2011
In an effort to provide graduate students at a distance with field-based learning experiences and evaluation resources to statewide Extension programs, 24 Master's students participating in a distance-delivered program evaluation course served as evaluation consultants for Extension programs. State evaluation specialists unable to conduct face-to-face trainings with local Extension agents because of budget constraints should consider mentoring and allowing trained graduate students to assist with local program evaluation efforts. The graduate students benefit from an eager audience and a real-world setting in which to apply their evaluation skills, while their clientele benefit by acquiring individually tailored program-specific evaluation resources.
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Program Evaluation, Consultants, Extension Agents, Evaluation Methods, Distance Education, Research Skills, Consultation Programs, Agricultural Education, State Programs, Training Methods, Service Learning, Field Experience Programs, Skill Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia