Ohio Community Development Program Review

The OSU Extension community development program review is the second of a series of OSU Extension reviews.

The purpose of a program review is to guide program development on a continual basis. A program review is a process that evaluates the status, effectiveness, and progress of programs and helps identify future direction and priorities. Program reviews are a standard practice in youth development programs (Roth & Brooks-Gunn, 2016) and higher education (Halonen & Dunn, 2017). The OSU Extension community development program review is a voluntary practice for self-study and external review.

The review includes five elements:

  • The State of Community Development in Ohio
  • Ohio State University Extension Community Development Internal Self-Study
    • Report led by Dr. Greg Davis
  • Ohio State University Crowdsourcing Insight Summary: to be released December 2019
  • External committee visits and final report
    • In-person visits will be held in September on campus. Committee members represent diverse perspectives of community development programs varying in size, scope, and geographic location. The committee will submit a final report outlining observations and insights.
  • Key stakeholder communication throughout the process

Questions that will be asked during external review
(to come)

On behalf of Dr. Roger Rennekamp, director of OSU Extension and associate dean, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, program reviews are led by Dr. Julie Fox, with support from Michelle Gaston (gaston.6@osu.edu).