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Cooperative Extension Program Development and the Community-University Engagement Movement: Perspectives from Two Lifelong Extension Professionals
Journal of Human Sciences and Extension
  • Karen Bruns, Ohio State University
  • Nancy K. Franz, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Disciplines
Publication Version
Published Version
Publication Date
6-1-2015
Abstract

For over 100 years, Cooperative Extension has been bringing university research and resources to communities to help them address critical issues. Historically, Extension was one of the first university engagement models in the country. In the last 20 years, community-university engagement models on campus have intersected and competed with Extension work. These engagement models are challenging Extension’s long-established Program Development Model. Extension is only one vehicle or methodology for engagement work. For Extension to continue to leverage an important place in community-university engagement, it must more fully align the Program Development Model with the standards for assessing successful community-university engagement. Extension professionals also need to examine the program development process with an eye toward the scholarly process for doing engaged work, as well as understand and practice program development in the context of today’s academic and community environments. Recommendations are provided to advance quality Extension program development within community-university engagement models.

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This article is from Journal of Human Sciences and Extension 3 (2015): 156–169. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner
Journal of Human Sciences and Extension
Language
en
Date Available
2015-06-21
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
Karen Bruns and Nancy K. Franz. "Cooperative Extension Program Development and the Community-University Engagement Movement: Perspectives from Two Lifelong Extension Professionals" Journal of Human Sciences and Extension Vol. 3 Iss. 2 (2015) p. 156 - 169
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/nancy_franz/49/