In response to an organizational goal of increasing scholarship, a survey of faculty and staff in the University of Minnesota Extension Service was conducted to better understand how they define scholarship, its extent of use in their everyday work, and its importance within performance evaluation. While Regional Extension Educators strongly believe they should enhance their scholarship, they also believe that it should not occur at the expense of program management, delivery, and development. In fact, they saw those factors as being more important in performance evaluations than scholarship.
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Olson, K. D., Skuza, J. A., & Blinn, C. R. (2007). Extension Educators' Views of Scholarship and Performance Evalutation Criteria. The Journal of Extension, 45(4), Article 11. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol45/iss4/11