Using client-based Extension projects in university community planning studio courses is an expedient solution that matches needs with resources. However, the decision to partner should be based primarily on students achieving expected learning outcomes. Cautious Extension agents will rarely introduce students to wicked problems or expose students to the mechanics of project initiation, and yet this is exactly what community planning studios should be doing. This article offers recommendations to help determine the selection and structuring of Extension projects for use in the classroom.
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Balassiano, K. (2012). Extension Projects in Community Planning Classrooms. The Journal of Extension, 50(4), Article 11. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol50/iss4/11