To: Family and Consumer Sciences Agents and County/District Directors
From: Paula Peters, PhD Assistant Director
Subject: Family and Consumer Sciences Survey
The Family and Consumer Science Survey Committee developed a survey to gather ideas about programpriorities as we begin planning for the next five years. This survey is similar to one that we did in 2002for the current five-year plan. We need your help in gathering the data. We are asking that you meet with your Program Development Committee and/or your Extension Councilto explain the process to them. All of the support information is available on the FCSwebsite: http://www.oznet.ksu.edu/fcs, You will be engaging your PDC or Council in the process ofsurveying your community. There is a checklist for you and also for the chair of this group. I have a letter for you to present to the PDC or Council Chair indicating the importance of the survey andhow we will use the information. I have also drafted a letter for the chair to use to introduce communitymembers to the survey. The date and contact information specific to your county will need to be filled inon the letter. The planning worksheets should be of value to you and your group as you plan for reaching a representativesample of your communities. You will need to make a copy for each member of your PDC or Council. When the surveys have been completed, please have someone in your office enter the data in the spreadsheet. It is very important that the spreadsheet not be altered and that it be returned to Linda Lamb (firstname.lastname@example.org)by March 1, 2008 so that we can provide the data back to you for your planning for the next five years. Thank you so much for your help. With this kind of information from our customers, we will be able totarget our work to better meet their needs.
Agent ChecklistLetter to Your PDC or CouncilPDC or Council Chair ChecklistSurvey Planning WorksheetSurvey Planning Worksheet ExampleLetter to the County ResidentsSurveyData Entry GuideSpreadsheet for Data EntrySample Completed Survey