Ohio Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Program Review

The OSU Extension family and consumer sciences (FCS) program review is the fourth of a series of OSU Extension reviews.

Purpose
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 Family and Consumer Sciences in Ohio
    • Report to be prepared
  • Ohio State University Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Internal Self-Study
    • Report to be prepared
  • Ohio State University Crowdsourcing Insight Summary
    • Research and report to be determined
  • External committee visits and final report: to be released spring 2020
    • In-person visits will be held on March 16-17, 2020 on campus. Committee members represent diverse perspectives of family and consumer sciences 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 to be asked during external review --- TBD

OSU Extension program reviews are conducted on behalf of Dr. Jackie Kirby Wilkins, interim director of OSU Extension for the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. The OSU Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Program Review will be led by Dr. Greg Davis, with support from Terri Fisher.