Happy New Year from the eXtension Evaluation Community of Practice (CoP)! As you may know, this year has been declared as the International Year of Evaluation. This blog and this CoP can be one venue in which we celebrate advances in Extension Evaluation as part of the worldwide celebration of and emphasis on evaluation.
To begin the year, we bring you a short series of reflections on the recent conference of the National Association of Extension Program and Staff Development Professionals (NAEPSDP), which took place in San Antonio in December. The conference was a great learning and networking opportunity.
In this short series, we will hear from Nancy Franz (Professor Emeritus, School of Education, Iowa State University) and Diane Mashburn (Program Planning, Evaluation and Accountability Coordinator, University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension).
I hope there excellent insights will prompt some good comments and discussion. Also, feel free to use the comments section to suggest future topics you would like to see addressed in this blog. We want to ensure that you find this blog useful and interesting. Let us hear from you!