Evaluation is a core function of University of Wisconsin-Extension
Cooperative Extension with support provided by the Program Development and Evaluation
Two key resources form the framework for evaluation within the organization:
- The "Planning a Program Evaluation" booklet and worksheet ( PDF files)
The worksheet is also available as a Word document that can be saved and used to enter text.
- The "Enhancing Program Performace with Logic Models" on-line course
Additional resources and support provided by PDE include:
Evaluation practice within UW-Extension-Cooperative Extension
is guided by established standards for the evaluation of educational
programs supported by the American Evaluation Association.
All faculty and staff of the University of Wisconsin-Extension
Cooperative Extension are responsible for quality educational
programs that produce positive and equitable results. To
support a learning organization and to ensure the wise investment
of resources, evaluation is part of
each personís job responsibilities. Written evaluation plans are developed as part of the program planning process.
In recent years, the organization has moved to an outcome-based
planning and reporting system with evaluation playing a
critical role in learning, program improvement and accountability.
PDE is charged with providing leadership and capacity building
in program evaluation through in-service
education, resource material development, consultation, administrative
support and managing high priority evaluations. Our main areas
include: internal capacity development, community-based capacity
development, research and development.
Recipient of Distinguished Evaluator Award
Program Development and Evaluation Unit is pleased
to be recognized by the Health Foundation of
Greater Cincinnati as their 2009 Distinguished
Evaluator for “outstanding work building