A Needs Assessment of Aquaculture Extension Agents, Specialists, and Program Administrators in Extension Programming
The study reported here identified continuing education and training needs of aquaculture Extension agents, specialists, and program administrators in 10 competency areas relating to the need for continuing education or training. Fourteen resources on the AquaNIC Web site were also evaluated, as was the efficacy of the AQUA-EXT listserv. Data were collected with an online survey via http://www.survey.vt.edu/. While a majority of Extension professionals and program administrators did not require significant training to accomplish their work, most agreed on the importance of continuing education in program evaluation, information technologies, and human development. This need varied by identified population demographics.
Schwarz, M. H., & Gibson, J. (2010). A Needs Assessment of Aquaculture Extension Agents, Specialists, and Program Administrators in Extension Programming. The Journal of Extension, 48(2), Article 6. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol48/iss2/6