How to Evaluate a Program

Thinking Evaluatively

For UW-Extension colleagues that attended the JCEP conference or the North Central Regional conference, Nav Ghimire’s 2014 Evaluation Slides are available for viewing.

Evaluation outcomes lead to public value by generating credible and valuable data on program success. The evaluation outcomes provide the opportunity to display what differences Extension could make with the clientele and serve as a basis for marketing Extension programs.  Connecting with the real world program examples in UW-Extension, Nav Ghimire presents how to think evaluatively, how to develop appropriate program objectives / outcomes, how to tailor evaluation questions to program objectives / outcomes, how to determine the key variables, identify appropriate performance indicators, devise the evaluation plan, identify sources of data, and determine what data needs to be collected.