Extension educators are expected to more fully evaluate programs. In response, evaluation capacity building (ECB) is a necessary component of Extension educator professional development. One size rarely fits all; ECB more likely succeeds if it is well aligned with the educator's evaluation needs and the type of educational effort. Four approaches to Extension work have been documented—service, facilitation, content transmission, and transformative education. These approaches require different evaluation measures and therefore different forms of ECB.
Franz, N., & Archibald, T. (2018). Four Approaches to Building Extension Program Evaluation Capacity. Journal of Extension, 56(4), Article 3. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol56/iss4/3