Collection number: UA 14/8/2
Size: 4 boxes (1.32 cu.ft.)
About National Program Evaluation Files
The Food and Agriculture Act of 1977 required that the Secretary of Agriculture provide the Congress with "...an evaluation of the economic and social consequences of the programs of the Extension Service and the Cooperative Extension Services..." The evalutaion was undertaken as a joint effort of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the State Cooperative Extension Services, the latter throught the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP) of the National Association of State Universitiies and Land-Grant Colleges.
ECOP appointed an evaluation task force in August 1977 to explore means of assisting and participating with the Department. In January 1978, a policy group was convened to provide guidance for conducting the evaluation of Extension programs. The policy group named a design team to develop a project plan and to develop procedures for implementing the plan.
Program evaluation methods were designed by project core staff members who were responsible for individual program areas. Each of the program areas identified in the madate--comprising the broad scope of Extension education--was pursued as a quasi-independent study. This approach resulted in the development of several evaluation techniques which gave a variety of program results, making consolidaiton into an integrated report difficult. The final report, published January 1980 is titled Evaluation of Economic and Social Consequences of Cooperative Extension Programs.
About the Cooperative Extension National Program Evaluation files
This series contains the committee files and rough drafts written for the National Program Evaluation collected by Maynard Heckel, Director of the New Hampshire Cooperative Extension Services. Heckel served as chairman of the steering committe for this project.
This collection is open.
Copyright is retained by the University of New Hampshire.
[Identification of item], Cooperative Extension National Program Evaluation Files, 1977-1980, UA 14/8/2, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.
Culled from Cooperative Extension files
|Box 1, Folder 1||1977||National Task Force on Program Evaluation|
|Box 1, Folder 2||1978||National Task Force on Program Evaluation|
|Box 1, Folder 3||1979||National Task Force on Program Evaluation|
|Box 1, Folder 4||1979||Policy Group Meetings|
|Box 1, Folder 5||1978-1979||Design Team correspondence|
|Box 1, Folder 6||January 8, 1979||Draft: Social and Economic Consequences of the Cooperative Extension Service. Part One. Jack Belck|
|Box 1, Folder 7||March 10, 1979||Status Report: Evaluation Project. William Wood|
|Box 1, Folder 8||April 25, 1979||Working Draft: Food and Nutrition Programs, Nancy Harries-Belck|
|Box 1, Folder 9||May 31, 1979||Working Draft: Purpose, Background and Programs of Home Economics Extension|
|Box 2, Folder 1||June 1979||Preliminary Draft: Report of An Evaluation of the Economic and Social Consequences of the 4-H Program, Pigg/Meyers/Boyce/Abbott|
|Box 2, Folder 2||July - November 1979||Comments on draft reports|
|Box 2, Folder 3||July 12, 1979||Evaluation: Sections on Description of CES System, Fedkiw|
|Box 2, Folder 4||July 16, 1979||County Visits, Susan DeMarco|
|Box 2, Folder 5||July 25, 1979||Draft: 1890 Cooperative Extension Evaluation Report, George Thomas|
|Box 2, Folder 6||August 1, 1979||Preliminary Draft: Agricultural Program, Maish/Davison/Erickson|
|Box 2, Folder 7||August 3, 1979||Agriculture Program working papers|
|Box 2, Folder 8||August 15, 1979||Revised Draft: Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program.|
|Box 2, Folder 9||August 29, 1979||Draft: Introduction and Background. William Wood|
|Box 2, Folder 10||August 30, 1979||Background Documentations|
|Box 3, Folder 1||August 30, 1979||Semi-Final Draft: Evaluation of the Economic and Social Consequences of the Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Program|
|Box 3, Folder 2||September 1979||Overview of Contractual Work to Review, Appraise and Summarize Studies of Extension Program Effectiveness,1961-1978. Claude Bennett|
|Box 3, Folder 3||September 1979||Draft reports: 4-H Evaluation|
|Box 3, Folder 4||September 13, 1979||Draft: Limitations and Suggestions for Extension Program Evaluation. William Wood|
|Box 3, Folder 5||September 17, 1979||Draft: 1890 Institution's Report. Mary Johnson|
|Box 3, Folder 6||September 1979||Preliminary Draft: A Report of the Evaluation of the Economic and Social Consequences of the 4-H Program. Pigg and Meyers|
|Box 3, Folder 7||October 22, 1979||Extension Evaluation Project Observations, William Wood|
|Box 3, Folder 8||November 15, 1979||Draft 2: Congressional Report, I. Introduction, Wood and Carpenter|
|Box 3, Folder 9||November 15, 1979||Draft 2: Congressional Report, II. Cooperative Extension Service, Carpenter|
|Box 3, Folder 10||November 15, 1979||Draft 2: Congressional Report, IV. Home Economics and Nutrition, Rodgers/Fedkiw/Carpenter|
|Box 3, Folder 11||November 15, 1979||Draft 2: Congressional Report, V. 4-H Youth, Pigg/Carpenter|
|Box 3, Folder 12||November 15, 1979||Draft 2: Congressional Report, VI. Community and Rural Development. Tankersley/Wheaton/Carpenter|
|Box 3, Folder 13||November 15, 1979||Draft 2: Congressional Report, VII. Summary of Economic and Social Consequences of Ext. Program, Fedkiw/Schaller/Carpenter|
|Box 3, Folder 14||December 28, 1979||Draft 3: Congressional Report, VII. Summary of Economic and Social Consequences of Ext. Program, Fedkiw/Schaller/Carpenter|
|Box 4, Folder 1||November 15, 1979||Draft 2: Congressional Report, VIII. Summary, Interpretations, and Issues, Fedkiw/Schaller/Carpenter|
|Box 4, Folder 2||December 7, 1979||Draft of Executive Summary, Schaller|
|Box 4, Folder 3||December 20, 1979||IX. Suggestions for Continuing Program Evaluation, Bennett|
|Box 4, Folder 4||January 2, 1980||IX. Suggestions for Continuing Program Evaluation (Revised)|
|Box 4, Folder 5||September 17, 1979||Evaluation Issues; Home Economics Team, N. Belek|
|Box 4, Folder 6||Additional Concerns and Issues|
|Box 4, Folder 7||December 28, 1979||Draft 2: Citizen's Review Panel Report|