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The Ohio State University

1. Cochran, Graham R. Ohio State University Extension Competency Study: Developing a Competency Model for a 21st Century Extension Organization.

Degree: PhD, Human and Community Resource Development, 2009, The Ohio State University

The literature on competency-based human resource (HR) management provides a strong case for moving from a jobs-based to a competency-based approach to human resources. The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a competency model for a state Extension organization. Specific research objectives were to: (a) identify and describe competencies required for Extension professionals in Ohio to be successful now and in the future; (b) construct a competency model that includes core competencies, describes what they look like in practice, and reflects organizational preferences; and (c) ensure that the competency model created is a valid one. This study was designed as action research and took place in Ohio State University Extension (OSUE). Methods were highly participatory and relied on a criterion group of exemplary performers and key internal stakeholders for idea generation, model refinement, and validation. Mixed methods were used with an emphasis on qualitative approaches, including reviews of existing research and gathering data from employees through interviews and group processes. Peer debriefing and survey research were used to validate and further refine the results. The research design included multiple cycles of data gathering, analysis, integration, and peer debriefing. The findings from this study are represented by two key pieces of information, a list of trends and their implications for Extension work and the <i>OSUE Competency Model</i>. Five trends (changing and complex conditions, increased competition and limited resources, changing complex organizational structures, changing demographics, and technology and life in the e-world) and seven implications are identified and described. The <i>OSUE Competency Model</i> identifies and describes a set of core competencies (including definitions and key actions that further illustrate each), relevant across job groups, that are important now and in the future for OSUE employees. The 14 core competencies identified were: communication, continuous learning, customer service, diversity, flexibility and change, interpersonal relationships, knowledge of Extension, professionalism, resource management, self-direction, teamwork and leadership, technology adoption and application, thinking and problem solving, and understanding stakeholders and communities. Each competency is further described using 3 to 8 key actions. Research results are presented documenting that the competency model reflects organizational preferences, has high face and content validity, and has catalytic validity. As action research, this study provided a competency model that will be used and further developed by the participants who constructed it. Recommendations are provided for OSUE related to using the model and applying the research results to HR practices. This study also extends the body of knowledge in two ways: by providing a competency model with core competencies designed to cut across the entire organization, of which few exist, in the Cooperative Extension… Advisors/Committee Members: Ferrari, Theresa M. (Advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Agricultural Education; Higher Education; Management; competency; competencies; competency model; competency-based; trends; Extension; Ohio State University Extension; Cooperative Extension System

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APA (6th Edition):

Cochran, G. R. (2009). Ohio State University Extension Competency Study: Developing a Competency Model for a 21st Century Extension Organization. (Doctoral Dissertation). The Ohio State University. Retrieved from http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=osu1243620503

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Cochran, Graham R. “Ohio State University Extension Competency Study: Developing a Competency Model for a 21st Century Extension Organization.” 2009. Doctoral Dissertation, The Ohio State University. Accessed August 25, 2019. http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=osu1243620503.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Cochran, Graham R. “Ohio State University Extension Competency Study: Developing a Competency Model for a 21st Century Extension Organization.” 2009. Web. 25 Aug 2019.

Vancouver:

Cochran GR. Ohio State University Extension Competency Study: Developing a Competency Model for a 21st Century Extension Organization. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. The Ohio State University; 2009. [cited 2019 Aug 25]. Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=osu1243620503.

Council of Science Editors:

Cochran GR. Ohio State University Extension Competency Study: Developing a Competency Model for a 21st Century Extension Organization. [Doctoral Dissertation]. The Ohio State University; 2009. Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=osu1243620503

2. Hightower, Tayla Elise. A Qualitative Examination of the History of E-Extension (eXtension), Implementation of Moodle (A Course Management System) and Associated Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats.

Degree: 2011, Texas A&M University

According to research by Tennessen, PonTell, Romine and Motheral (1997), the Extension System has been educating the nation for over 96 years, and the idea of using technology as a medium for education has been in the minds of Extension educators for over 40 years. The National E-Extension (eXtension) Initiative is being adopted at a rapid pace, and the history of this impact requires documentation in order to assist others in similar adoption and diffusion processes. The purpose of this historical study was to describe how and why eXtension was established and the implementation of Moodle as a Course Management System (CMS) within eXtension. The researcher was able to determine that the eXtension system is becoming an accepted form of education for Extension. However, barriers to adoption do exist. The study revealed that online education is becoming part of Extension through eXtension, but as awareness grows and develops the eXtension system must do the same. Technology is offering new ways to reach clientele, and as such, Extension continues to strive to take advantage of these technologies. This study consisted of two parts. The first part sought to document the history of eXtension and the implementation of Moodle as a Course Management System (CMS) in Extension. The second part sought to identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) related to the use of Moodle as a Course Management System within eXtension. Interviews were conducted with five individuals knowledgeable of the history of eXtension and the implementation of Moodle concerning their experience. For the second part, interviews were conducted with nine individuals currently serving as instructors within one or both eXtension Moodle websites. The researcher was able to document the history of eXtension and Moodle and determine 11 emerging themes within the predetermined areas of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. Findings revealed that those involved in using Moodle within Extension have knowledge of the innovation, have formed an attitude toward the innovation, and have decided to adopt or reject the innovation based on the stages of Rogers' innovation-decision process. Completion of the implementation of the innovation and confirmation of the decision stage of the process will be most effectively completed through the work of eXtension at the national level. Advisors/Committee Members: Murphrey, Theresa P. (advisor), Dooley, Kim E. (committee member), Faries, Floron J. (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: eXtension; eLearning; Texas AgriLife Extension; Moodle; online learning; Cooperative Extension; SWOT analysis; Course Management System

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APA (6th Edition):

Hightower, T. E. (2011). A Qualitative Examination of the History of E-Extension (eXtension), Implementation of Moodle (A Course Management System) and Associated Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. (Thesis). Texas A&M University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-2010-05-7833

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Hightower, Tayla Elise. “A Qualitative Examination of the History of E-Extension (eXtension), Implementation of Moodle (A Course Management System) and Associated Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats.” 2011. Thesis, Texas A&M University. Accessed August 25, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-2010-05-7833.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Hightower, Tayla Elise. “A Qualitative Examination of the History of E-Extension (eXtension), Implementation of Moodle (A Course Management System) and Associated Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats.” 2011. Web. 25 Aug 2019.

Vancouver:

Hightower TE. A Qualitative Examination of the History of E-Extension (eXtension), Implementation of Moodle (A Course Management System) and Associated Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. [Internet] [Thesis]. Texas A&M University; 2011. [cited 2019 Aug 25]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-2010-05-7833.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Hightower TE. A Qualitative Examination of the History of E-Extension (eXtension), Implementation of Moodle (A Course Management System) and Associated Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. [Thesis]. Texas A&M University; 2011. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-2010-05-7833

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation


Michigan State University

3. Rizzo, William Scott. Getting to "go" : how organizational leaders approach planning for self-directed work teams in state cooperative extension systems.

Degree: PhD, Department of Resource Development, 2001, Michigan State University

Subjects/Keywords: Cooperative Extension System (U.S.); Self-directed work teams – United States; Organizational effectiveness; Strategic planning

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APA (6th Edition):

Rizzo, W. S. (2001). Getting to "go" : how organizational leaders approach planning for self-directed work teams in state cooperative extension systems. (Doctoral Dissertation). Michigan State University. Retrieved from http://etd.lib.msu.edu/islandora/object/etd:30868

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Rizzo, William Scott. “Getting to "go" : how organizational leaders approach planning for self-directed work teams in state cooperative extension systems.” 2001. Doctoral Dissertation, Michigan State University. Accessed August 25, 2019. http://etd.lib.msu.edu/islandora/object/etd:30868.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Rizzo, William Scott. “Getting to "go" : how organizational leaders approach planning for self-directed work teams in state cooperative extension systems.” 2001. Web. 25 Aug 2019.

Vancouver:

Rizzo WS. Getting to "go" : how organizational leaders approach planning for self-directed work teams in state cooperative extension systems. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Michigan State University; 2001. [cited 2019 Aug 25]. Available from: http://etd.lib.msu.edu/islandora/object/etd:30868.

Council of Science Editors:

Rizzo WS. Getting to "go" : how organizational leaders approach planning for self-directed work teams in state cooperative extension systems. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Michigan State University; 2001. Available from: http://etd.lib.msu.edu/islandora/object/etd:30868

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