Authors as Published

Karen A. Vines, Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Leadership, and Community Education, Virginia Tech and Virginia Cooperative Extension

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Being “engaged” is critical to the success of Cooperative Extension as well as land grant universities and other forms of higher education. This publication defines engagement within the Cooperative Extension context and explains how it connects with our educational approaches. A conceptual framework for engagement is provided which identifies the key players, their roles, and shows how they relate to one another. The publication ends with a brief discussion of evaluation within an engaged programming context. This publication is part of the Extension Program Planning Series. These are intended as a guide to shape your programming. Adapt it to your context and to changes in your work over time.

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Publication Date

May 6, 2022