» » » » Inputs Outputs Outcomes Outcomes Outcomes Activities Participation » » » » Inputs Activities Outputs Outcomes Outcomes Outcomes Generic logic model Strategy Results » C O N T E X T A diagram of the theory of how a program is supposed to work A graphic depiction of relationships between activities and results Source: Taylor-Powell, 2005.
Programs are not linear! INPUTS OUTPUTS OUTCOMES Activities Participation Short Medium Long-term Program investments What we invest What we do Who we reach What results Source: Taylor-Powell, 2005.
Simple logic model SITUATION: During a county needs assessment, a majority of parents reported that they were having difficulty parenting and felt stressed as a result OUTCOMES INPUTS OUTPUTS Parents increase knowledge of child dev Parents identify appropriate actions to take Develop parent ed curriculum Staff Improved child-parent relations Targeted parents attend Parents better understanding their own parenting style Money Deliver series of interactivesessions Parents use effective parenting practices Strong families Partners Parents gain skills in effective parenting practices Facilitate support groups Research Source: Taylor-Powell, 2005.
Language: What do you mean by… • Goal = Impact • Impact = Long-term outcome • Objectives (participant focused) = Outcomes • Activities = Outputs • Outputs may signify “tangible” accomplishments as a result of activities Source: Taylor-Powell, 2005.
Example: Tribal College Community Gardening Program • Community gardens to link elders with youth; to promote healthful diets and exercise; to preserve indigenous knowledge of plants. • Partnership between TCU, Elderly Nutrition Center, and Youth Center. • Funding from USDA and the Tribe. • Commitment of TCU resources.