University of Arizona

Program Evaluation Working Group


Purpose and Background
Proposals and Reports
Presentations and Outputs
Meeting Notes

Purpose and Background

The program Evaluation Research and Support (PERS) Working Group is made up of UA faculty who have an interest in developing resources and support for effective program planning and evaluation. Funded as an Extension working group since 2006, our goal is to develop and share resources, provide educational opportunites for faculty and to boost awareness and support for program evaluation efforts in the College of Agriculture and Life Scinces.

The PERS working group is funded through an intramural Working Group grant from UA Cooperative Extension.



State Coordinator: Al Fournier, (Maricopa Ag Center)

Jim Chamie, Managing Director, Intíl Arid Lands Consortium, Office of Arid Land Studies
Darcy Dixon, FCS Agent, Pinal Co.
Jack Elliot, Department Head and Professor, Agricultural Education
Rick Gibson, Agriculture Agent, Director, Pinal Co.
Dawn Gouge, Entomologist, Maricopa Ag Center
Barbara Hutchinson, Assistant to the Director, Experiment Station
Dan McDonald, Research Specialist, EFNEP, Pima Co.
Kim McReynolds, Area Agent, Natural Resources, Cochise Co.
Patty Merk, FCS Agent, Maricopa, Mojave, Yavapai Co.
Sheila Merrigan, Information Resources Program Coordinator, Cooperative Extension
Kurt Nolte, Area Agriculture Agent, Director, Yuma Co.
Monica Pastor, Associate Programmatic Area Agent, Agricultural Literacy, Maricopa Co.
Susan Pater, 4-H Agent, Director, Cochise Co.
George Ruyle, Professor and Extension Specialist, School of Natural Resources
Sabrina Tuttle, Assistant Agent, Agriculture/4-H, Gila co., San Carlos Apache Indian Res.
Kai Umeda, ANR/Turf Area Agent, Maricopa Co.
Mari Wilhelm, Associate Professor, FCS


Proposals and Reports

2008-09 Final Report (PDF, 76KB)
2008 Report and Workplan (PDF, 75KB)
2008 Proposal & 2007 Report (PDF, 103KB)
2008 Logic Model (PDF, 96KB)
2007 Faculty Needs Assessment (Survey Monkey) (PDF, 102KB)
2007 Faculty Needs Assessment (Brief Summary) (PDF, 91KB)
2006 Working Group Report (PDF, 102KB)


Presentations and Outputs

Arizona Agriculture Extension Association "All Agents" In-Service Training, Maricopa Agricultural Center, December 16, 2010.


Meeting Notes

April 14, 2009 (PDF, 98KB)
September 30, 2008 (PDF, 139KB)
August 19, 2008 (PDF, 91KB)
May 21, 2008 (PDF, 82KB)
May 14, 2007 (PDF, 72KB)
August 15, 2006 (PDF, 128KB)



Cooperative Extension Program Evaluation webpage




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