If you don't know what you are doing as a process, you don't know what you are doing.
-- W. Edwards Deming
There are many different program development and evaluation models available for Extension program professionals to use when systematically outlining programs. At the present time, the Extension program logic model is being taught to OSU Extension program staff and is the model upon which the Extension Section of VITA and the NIFA federal reporting system are based. The OSU Extension program logic model was adapted from a model developed by Ellen Taylor-Powell, Ph.D., of the University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension Service.
Below are several different formats of the OSU Extension program logic model, all downloadable for your use.
- OSU Extension program logic model (Microsoft Word format)
- OSU Extension program logic model (Microsoft PowerPoint format)
- OSU Extension program logic model (Adobe pdf format**)
- OSU Extension program logic model worksheet (Microsoft Word format) -- A blank logic model worksheet to help you plan programs.
- OSU Extension program logic model worksheet (Adobe pdf format**) -- A blank logic model worksheet to help you plan programs.
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The logic model was first presented at the second annual University of Wisconsin-Extension, Cooperative Extension program evaluation conference in June 2000. Dr. Taylor-Powell's detailed PowerPoint presentation, "The Logic Model: A Program Performance Framework" is available for review by going to the University of Wisconsin Program Development and Evaluation home page and clicking on the Designing Programs link. We encourage educators who are developing programs based on the Extension program logic model to review this detailed presentation and model on program development and evaluation.
We also encourage you to take the online LOGIC model course on the University of Wisconsin Program Development and Evaluation site.