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Colorado State University- Online offers you PD in Evaluation & Applied Research in Extension Course & Spring Registration reminder

Greetings Extension friends!

Spring 2023 course registration at Colorado State University Online is open through Monday, January 16th. Enrolling in courses is as easy as clicking this orange button and submitting your ESP- Employee Study Privilege form. You do not have to be enrolled in a Graduate program to take individual courses. Graduate courses are a great PD opportunity to enhance your skills and build up your CV.
Spring 2023 Extension Education courses
The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Team Ag Ed, is thrilled to introduce you to Dr. Aryn Baxter! Aryn has redeveloped AGED 600 to meet the needs of Extension professionals in evaluation and research development.  Aryn brings global perspectives and evaluation experiences to the team; we are honored and excited to have her. Read more about Aryn below.

NEW!! AGED 600 - Evaluation and Applied Research in Extension

  • Are you an extension educator interested in demonstrating and improving the impacts of your programs on individuals and communities?
  • Would you like to develop the skills to design and conduct culturally responsive program evaluations?

Consider enrolling in AGED 600: Evaluation and Applied Research in Extension. This course is designed to equip extension educators with a professional-level understanding of applied research and program evaluation practices. Participants will learn to interpret and critically analyze program evaluation studies and will apply the skills developed to design a culturally responsive program evaluation that could be implemented in their professional context. With a focus on evaluations that respect diversity, improve quality, and promote usability, the course will add valuable and transferable skills to every extension educator’s toolkit.

The course is taught by Aryn Baxter, assistant professor of practice in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and associate director of development and education for international agriculture program at CSU Spur. Aryn is a scholar-practitioner who has designed and conducted evaluations of variety of international education and international development programs in both U.S. and international contexts. She has taught program evaluation skills to researchers and practitioners in a variety of fields, including the education, healthcare, and nonprofit sectors. Aryn grew up in western New York state in an agricultural county with more cows than people and has lived and worked around the world throughout her career in international higher education. Her current research interests include exploring agricultural education policies and practices from a global and comparative perspective and enhancing their contributions to equitable and sustainable development. She holds a master’s and doctorate in Education Policy and Administration with a focus on Comparative and International Development Education from the University of Minnesota.

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As always, there are loads of interesting courses offered by CSU Online this semester. Let me know if you would like help navigating course idea options. 
Browse the full listing of undergraduate and graduate courses offered online, at a distance, or face-to-face. Sort, find, and register for your course online.

Dessa Watson
Instructor/ Student Advising
Masters of Extension Education Program
Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
Colorado State University
(970) 231-7229


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