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Della Baker Sprowl

State Program Leader for Evaluation, Accountability, and Staff Development
Extension Administration office

Office: 112 A Barre Hall
Phone: 864-656-5818
Email: dbaker@clemson.edu

 

 Educational Background

Ph.D. Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 2001

M.Ed. Instructional Media
University of South Carolina 1984

M.Min. Christian Ministry
Anderson University 2009

B.S. Home Economics Education
Winthrop College 1978

 Profile

Epsilon Sigma Phi
Alpha Phi Chapter, ESP
Southern Regional Program Leadership Network

Dr. Baker Sprowl coordinates systems for collection of data to achieve requirements for accountability documents, works with Public Service and Agriculture (PSA) Business Office to develop procedures for calculating the dollar value of Extension employees’ work effort, and develops and submits annual university, state, and federal accountability reports. She assesses the training needs of Extension agents. She developed and uses a competency based professional development model to train Extension employees.

 Research Interests

The Evaluation of University-Community Engagement Scholarship Within the College Level Promotion and Tenure Process

 Extension and Outreach

• Selected to participate in the CU Staff Development Program. Collaborated with University Associate Director of Sustainability to determine an appropriate method to share environmental sustainability information with students in the residence halls/apartment areas. Developed an evaluation instrument to determine if students gained enough information to make personal behavioral changes. Administered a sustainability assessment. Compiled and summarized the report, which was shared with units across the campus. Coordinated the Green EXPO, which was a part of the Clemson University Teach-In for Environmental Solutions.

Consultant on Graduate Student’s Master’s Thesis, Planning for the Future by Analyzing the Past: Trends in the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service - Examined Using Public Service Activity Goal Accomplishment Indicators

 Publications

Baker, D. and Gaulin, G. (2011). Reducing Your Carbon Footprint (Adobe Presenter Powerpoint). Link: http://connect.clemson.edu/carbon_footprint/)

Baker, D. (2011). Sustainability Assessment. [On-line]. Available: http://www.clemson.edu/extension/employees/staff_development/documents/assessment_slides.pdf

Baker, D. (2011). Assessing Sustainability Report-Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service. [On-line]. Available:
http://www.clemson.edu/extension/employees/staff_development/documents/assess_sustainability_report.pdf

Baker, D. (2011). How to Tell a Good Extension Story. [On-line]. Available: http://www.clemson.edu/extension/employees/staff_development/documents/good_ext_story.pdf

Baker, D. (2011). Clemson University Sustainability Practices, [On-line]. Available: http://www.clemson.edu/extension/employees/staff_development/documents/sustainability_practices.pdf