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5. Analyze Data and Document Impact
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Extension Program Cycle-RCE


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Description of the complete cycle for Rutgers Cooperative Extension programming

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Extension Program Cycle-RCE

  1. 1. Extension Programming Model 5. Analyze Data and Document Impact What do I do with the data I collected? Analyze data as planned (#3b). Interpret results based upon statement of need (#1), outcome objectives (#2a) and program activities (#3a). Assess which program elements were successful and where improvements are needed. Prepare narrative and tables to reflect positive results. Develop PowerPoint presentations. 6. Report Results What do I do with my documented results? Report results to appropriate administrative and funding entities: Land Grant/Extension state, local and national accomplishment reports; program impact reports; statistical reports; grant reports; state, local and national committee and professional organization reports; clientele and policymakers. 7. Demonstrate Impact on Profession How do I demonstrate impact on my profession? Share results, best practices, lessons learned via presentations at professional meetings, articles in Journal of Extension and other refereed and trade journals, and published abstracts. Refine and distribute curriculum or other products developed to other professionals. Accept leadership in professional groups. 8. Attain Recognition How do I obtain recognition for my work? Promote your program's success. Apply for professional awards from peers, national Programs of Excellence, Land Grant/Extension and other organizations at local, state and national level. Look for opportunities to share your knowledge with other professionals: appointment to notable boards and committees; requests to share expertise with government bodies, organizations, businesses, committees, coalitions, etc. 1. Identify Issues and Document Needs What is the problem I want to address and who is my audience? Define problem and target audience using needs assessments, surveys, literature searches, focus groups, clientele requests, county program review, atement of need (#1.) (May need to & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & & expansion and review committee, advisory groups, local initiatives, stakeholder meetings. Develop statement of need. Ensure programs have sound disciplinary and research grounding. 2b. Identify and Obtain Resources What resources will I need? Identify human, material, and financial resources needed to accomplish outcome objectives (#2a). Use statement of need (#1) to obtain resources. Sources of support may include: state and local Land Grant/Extension budgets, grants, monetary donations, material gifts, advisory groups, in-kind support, paid staff, volunteers, collaborators, partners. (May need to revise #2a to reflect available resources.) 2a. Develop Outcome Objectives What changes do I want to see in my audience as a result of my program? Develop specific, measureable outcome objectives for each audience using statement of need (#1). (May need to revise to reflect #2b). 3a. Plan Program (Process Objectives) What kind of program will I deliver to facilitate change in target audience? Develop measurable process objectives to accomplish outcomes (#2a). Design research-based program using statement of need (#1). Delivery methods may include: educational events, experiential activities, websites, workshops, research, demonstrations, collaboration, conferences, adapted curriculum. Develop materials: curriculum, fact sheets, audio-visuals, electronic materials, newsletters. Pilot test new programs and/or curriculum. 3b. Plan Evaluation How will I know if my program succeeded? Identify benchmarks or success indicators for each outcome (#2a) and process (#3a) objective. Identify/develop data collection methods and/or instruments: teaching evaluation forms, end-of- program evaluation tools, standardized tests, participant and parent post-program surveys, pre/post tests. Plan data analysis. Check with IRB if needed. 4. Implement Program and Evaluation Plans Deliver program (#3a) and collect evaluation data (#3b). Record data as they are available using appropriate tool (spreadsheet, word processor, statistical software, etc.). Review data to make program corrections if needed.