Dr. Bruce Haas - Reporting Coordinator
Dr. Cheryl Eschbach – Evaluation Specialist
Planning is critical in designing and implementing extension programs that demonstrate community input, clear and relevant objectives, effective and efficient use of resources and activities, targeted audiences, and outcomes that result in social impacts. Evaluation adds to our scholarly work of learning what helps us improve programs and document the net social value of the program. Reporting communicates plans and logic models, progress, outputs and outcomes and lessons learned.
Explore this site to discover resources to assist you in planning, evaluating, and reporting. Resources on logic models and evaluation strategies are highlighted. Several Extension services that maintain websites with evaluation tools are listed (e.g., Penn State, Iowa State, Wisconsin). Logic models from the Institute workgroups are provided as a PDF on the Michigan Planning and Reporting System (MIPRS).
This website also contains the link to enter the Michigan Planning and reporting System (MI PRS). Several flash movies and recorded PowerPoint demonstrations of MI PRS are housed on the site for self-paced training and reference. We are responsible for face-to-face and online learning opportunities related to planning, evaluating, and reporting. Several trainings are offered each year and topics change depending on need and interest. These training events are listed in the Events Management System and announced in the OD news each month. We also encourage new educators to set up zoom-trainings with us to help learn the system and integrate planning, evaluation, and reporting.