EEE Week: Melissa Cater on Extension Evaluation

My name is Melissa Cater, and I am an assistant professor and evaluation specialist at Louisiana State University AgCenter. I am also serving as Chair of the AEA Extension Education Evaluation Topical Interest Group (EEE-TIG) this year. The EEE-TIG provides a professional development home for Extension professionals who are interested in program evaluation; we also welcome other individuals who are evaluating non-formal education outreach programs in a community setting. The EEE-TIG goals provide a guiding framework for the membership.

Hot Tip: Our TIG has provided a place for Extension professionals to become more collaborative. If you are searching for a way to become more involved in evaluation, join a TIG. The networking opportunities are endless.

This week’s aea365 blog posts are sponsored by the EEE-TIG. I invite you to learn more about who we through this week’s series of posts. You’ll see that we have a range of interests within our membership from evaluating agricultural programs, to teaching evaluation, to supporting participatory community research, to building evaluation capacity.

Hot Tip: You can learn even more about the EEE-TIG and the varied interests of our members by viewing our archived blog posts.

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Hot Tip: Want to learn about the diversity of programs that are being evaluated in Extension? Check out the Journal of Extension to see the breadth of topics.

The American Evaluation Association is celebrating Extension Education Evaluation (EEE) TIG Week with our colleagues in the EEE Topical Interest Group. The contributions all this week to aea365 come from our EEE TIG members. Do you have questions, concerns, kudos, or content to extend this aea365 contribution? Please add them in the comments section for this post on the aea365 webpage so that we may enrich our community of practice. Would you like to submit an aea365 Tip? Please send a note of interest to aea365 is sponsored by the American Evaluation Association and provides a Tip-a-Day by and for evaluators.

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