COF Committee Update, July 2011: 7

Extension Family:

As Dr. Henning mentioned in his recent e-newsletter, he has appointed a committee to gather input about the future of Cooperative Extension, the Creating Our Future Committee. The charge to the committee is to consider how Cooperative Extension can be relevant, effective, and efficient in 2025. As you may have noticed, this is a rather broad charge, and during this process we will need your help and participation.

This type of effort has been conducted periodically in Extension. As some of you may remember, in the late 1990’s Speak Out About Cooperative Extension forums were held in 14 counties across the state, including participants and non-participants of Extension programs. It has been ten years since the Re-envisioning Extension effort was conducted. Much excellent information was gathered during those processes, and many recommendations were made that helped to guide Extension decisions. So, it is time to examine ourselves once again. Trends in the economy and publicly funded budgets and the upcoming plan of work cycle certainly make such an effort timely, as well.

The Creating Our Future Committee has had one electronic meeting and one face-to-face meeting in the past month. In addition, a discussion of this effort was held with the State Extension Council at their summer meeting last week. The committee will begin its efforts by gathering information about Extension and its future from as many different stakeholders as possible. This includes agents, faculty, staff, Extension leaders, Extension clientele, partners, and the general public. Technology will allow for a broad based input. Other items that the committee has discussed include:

  • What do we need information about? This will include programs, quality, efficiency, funding, awareness of Extension, creativity for the future.
  • From whom do we need input?
  • How will we collect this information? This could include on-line and hard copy surveys, meeting people at events, county forums, focus groups, and perhaps the district forums that are planned for November.
  • What are our core values about Extension? What are the most important aspects of our organization, our information, and our programs that we most want to preserve?

As you can see, we have asked more questions than we have answered, but these are the important areas we are working on. I plan to send these updates about the committee deliberations after each meeting. You will be hearing more from us about the various input mechanisms. In the meantime, please feel free to ask questions or make suggestions to me or any member of the committee. I have listed the committee members below. Thanks for your help with this important process.

Rick Maurer, Committee Chair

Download file "COFOrgUpdateJuly2011.docx"


/groups/creatingourfuture/search/index.rss?tag=hotlist/groups/creatingourfuture/search/?tag=hotWhat’s HotHotListHot!?tag=hot4/groups/creatingourfuture/sidebar/HotListsgarnerSteven Garner2011-11-09 20:24:27+00:002011-11-09 20:24:27updated3Added tag - hotsgarnerSteven Garner2011-11-09 14:54:47+00:002011-11-09 14:54:47addTag2First createdsgarnerSteven Garner2011-11-09 14:54:33+00:002011-11-09 14:54:33created1wiki2011-11-09T20:24:27+00:00groups/creatingourfuture/wiki/ea962FalseCOF Update, November 2011/groups/creatingourfuture/wiki/ea962/COF_Update_November_2011.htmlSteven Garner3 updatesCOF Update, November 2011 November 2011 Creating our Future Commitee Update Hi Everyone – this note is to update you on the current actions of the Creating Our Futu...Falsesgarner2011-11-09T20:24:27+00:00cmcanj0Christopher Canjar2011-09-22 16:51:09+00:002011-09-22 16:51:09updated7Added tag - hotcmcanj0Christopher Canjar2011-09-22 16:42:25+00:002011-09-22 16:42:25addTag6cmcanj0Christopher Canjar2011-09-22 16:42:12+00:002011-09-22 16:42:12updated5Added tag - updatescmcanj0Christopher Canjar2011-09-22 16:42:12+00:002011-09-22 16:42:12addTag4cmcanj0Christopher Canjar2011-09-22 16:41:14+00:002011-09-22 16:41:14updated3cmcanj0Christopher Canjar2011-09-22 16:40:02+00:002011-09-22 16:40:02updated2First createdcmcanj0Christopher Canjar2011-09-22 16:39:41+00:002011-09-22 16:39:41created1wiki2011-09-22T16:51:09+00:00groups/creatingourfuture/wiki/7d643FalseCOF Committee Update, July 2011/groups/creatingourfuture/wiki/7d643/COF_Committee_Update_July_2011.htmlChristopher Canjar7 updatesCOF Committee Update, July 2011 Extension Family: As Dr. Henning mentioned in his recent e-newsletter, he has appointed a committee to gather input about the future o...Falsecmcanj02011-09-22T16:51:09+00:00cmcanj0Christopher Canjar2011-09-22 16:50:15+00:002011-09-22 16:50:15updated9Added tag - organizationcmcanj0Christopher Canjar2011-09-22 16:50:13+00:002011-09-22 16:50:13addTag8Added tag - memberscmcanj0Christopher Canjar2011-09-22 16:50:09+00:002011-09-22 16:50:09addTag7Added tag - committeecmcanj0Christopher Canjar2011-09-22 16:50:08+00:002011-09-22 16:50:08addTag6Added tag - hotcmcanj0Christopher Canjar2011-09-22 16:50:01+00:002011-09-22 16:50:01addTag5cmcanj0Christopher Canjar2011-09-22 16:49:52+00:002011-09-22 16:49:52updated4cmcanj0Christopher Canjar2011-09-22 16:47:03+00:002011-09-22 16:47:03updated3cmcanj0Christopher Canjar2011-09-22 16:46:21+00:002011-09-22 16:46:21updated2First createdcmcanj0Christopher Canjar2011-09-22 16:45:51+00:002011-09-22 16:45:51created1wiki2011-09-22T16:50:15+00:00groups/creatingourfuture/wiki/09ac2FalseCOF Committee Members/groups/creatingourfuture/wiki/09ac2/COF_Committee_Members.htmlChristopher Canjar9 updatesCOF Committee Members CREATING OUR FUTURE Committee Members Stephanie Blevins, 4-H Youth Development Programs stephanie.blevins@uky.edu ...Falsecmcanj02011-09-22T16:50:15+00:00Added tag - committeecmcanj0Christopher Canjar2011-09-22 16:51:41+00:002011-09-22 16:51:41addTag7Added tag - hotcmcanj0Christopher Canjar2011-09-22 16:45:32+00:002011-09-22 16:45:32addTag6Added tag - updatescmcanj0Christopher Canjar2011-09-22 16:45:31+00:002011-09-22 16:45:31addTag5cmcanj0Christopher Canjar2011-09-22 16:45:20+00:002011-09-22 16:45:20updated4cmcanj0Christopher Canjar2011-09-22 16:45:12+00:002011-09-22 16:45:12updated3cmcanj0Christopher Canjar2011-09-22 16:44:04+00:002011-09-22 16:44:04updated2First createdcmcanj0Christopher Canjar2011-09-22 16:43:03+00:002011-09-22 16:43:03created1wiki2011-09-22T16:45:20+00:00groups/creatingourfuture/wiki/89826FalseCOF Committee Update, September 2011/groups/creatingourfuture/wiki/89826/COF_Committee_Update_September_2011.htmlChristopher Canjar7 updatesCOF Committee Update, September 2011 I want to give you all an update on the most recent meeting of the Creating Our Futures Committee. We had a short survey about Cooperative ...Falsecmcanj02011-09-22T16:45:20+00:00hot/groups/creatingourfuture/search/index.rss?sort=modifiedDate&kind=all&sortDirection=reverse&excludePages=wiki/welcomelist/groups/creatingourfuture/search/?sort=modifiedDate&kind=all&sortDirection=reverse&excludePages=wiki/welcomeRecent ChangesRecentChangesListUpdates?sort=modifiedDate&kind=all&sortDirection=reverse&excludePages=wiki/welcome0/groups/creatingourfuture/sidebar/RecentChangesListmodifiedDateallRecent ChangesRecentChangesListUpdateswiki/welcomeNo recent changes.reverse5search