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 higher education (Barak, 1082; Barak & Berdahl, 1978; Berrett, D., 2011). The OSU Extension family and consumer sciences program review is a voluntary practice for self-study and external review.

The review includes these essential elements:

  • The State of Family and Consumer Sciences in Ohio
    • Report prepared by Pat Bebo (FCS assistant director), state and county FCS professionals
  • Ohio State University Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Internal Self-Study
    • Report prepared by Pat Bebo (FCS assistant director), state and county FCS professionals
  • Ohio State University Crowdsourcing Insight Summary
    • Report prepared by Teresa McCoy, Amy Elhadi, Debby Lewis, Michelle Gaston
  • External committee visits and final report: pending
    • In-person visits, originally scheduled for March 16-17, 2020 on campus, were postponed due to coronavirus concerns, and were rescheduled later in 2020. 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.
  • Reflection with Extension leadership, program teams, advisory councils, and Ohio Joint Council of Extension Professionals leadership.
  • Key stakeholder communication throughout the process

Questions to be asked during external review

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.