Defined as creative, intellectual work that is communicated and validated by peers. As you consider scholarly work make sure it meets the five criteria of being created, integrated, applied, validated and adopted.
This section includes work with MCE, the College of AGNR, the University, your professional organizations and your community. It is important to identify your role with service, (i.e. secretary, chair, etc.)
Scholarship is defined as intellectual work that is communicated and validated by peers. As you consider scholarly work entries it is important that it meets the five criteria of being created, integrated, applied, validated and adopted. Most entries in this section will be regional ( outside Maryland) and national in scope.
Gill, S.A. and J. Sanderson. 1998. Guide to Insects and Beneficials in Greenhouses . Textbook, 244 pages with 550 color plates. Ball Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois. (1,378 copies sold by 10/15/99; used as textbook at 2 universities).
* Chapters in Books
Clement, D.L., 2001. Birch Diseases (pp.91-94). Chapter 25 in Diseases of Woody Ornamentals and Trees in Nurseries , American Phytopathology Society Press, edited by R.K.Jones and D.M. Benson.
Terlizzi, D.E. 2006. Water Quality, Agriculture and Pfiesteria in the Chesapeake Bay: The Extension Bridge over Troubled Waters . Journal of Extension. October Article No.5FEA3.http://joe.org/jor/2006october/a3.shtml
Sherrard, A. 2002. AmeriCorps, a Resources for 4-H Program Expansion , 4-H Youth Development Program of Excellence, USDA/CSREES, Washington D.C. pp.105-106. Available worldwide on web. ( one of 70 reports, peer reviewed and chosen nationally for publication).
Jones, G. 2003. Annual Extension Report , Maryland Cooperative Extension - Making a Difference in our Community. 6pp. Editor and contributing writer; national circulation 5,000.
Johnson, D.M. and D.M. Schwartz. 2001. Milk Production Costs, Fact Sheet 790, MCE University of Maryland, College Park, 8pp. Over 1,000 copies distributed to county agents, consultants and dairy producers for use in making informed business decisions.
Butler, B. 1999. The Potential of Barley Straw to be used for Algae Control in Freshwater Impoundments ”. Bound, Hood College, Frederick, MD. 63pp. 119 requests for information from this document have been made by individuals in Maryland, Maine, Mississippi, Minnesota, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Florida, Arkansas, Oregon, Missouri, Indiana and Chile.
Includes presentations where someone recognizes your expertise and asks you to share information; this is work other than “normal” Extension teaching - Invited.
This section also includes entries when educator who submits a proposal, gets it accepted for presentation and contributes to professional development opportunities as part of a conference - Contributed
Glotfelty, R., A. Sherrard and R. Stephens. 2002 Health Care Needs of Rural Garrett County Residents . Bureau of Primary Health Care, Department of Health & Human Services, Philadelphia, Pa. Two hour presentation for 10 members of the federally-qualified Health Center Administration outlining health data and needs of rural families. Invited as co-presenter by the Director of Maryland Bureau of Primary Care.
Corridon, S. and R. Davis.1999. Making Nutrition Education Palatable . National Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NAEFCS) National Conference, Greensboro, SC. One hour workshop for 75 youth and family educators on the importance of hands-on teaching to change dietary behaviors. Seminar selected as one of 34 from 150 submitted and peer-reviewed proposals. (Refereed)
Fitzgerald, C.B., B.R.Butler, M.G. Davis and C.B.Coffman. 2002. New Cover Crops for Organic Vegetable Production in Maryland . 3 rd National Small Farm Conference. Albuquerque, NM. p.39. ( See p. 10 Section 2 d, for listing of poster presentation)
Piechocinski, A. and K.Dyson. 2002. Reaching the Middle:Keeping “Tweens” in 4-H . National Association of Extension 4-H Agents Conference, Norfolk, VA. Developed two-hour presentation; conference proceedings distributed to 350 conference participants.
Films, Tapes, Photographs, Power Point Presentations
Jones, D. photographer and designer. 1998. Applying Bay Wise Landscape Techniques to Commercial Properties. Western Maryland Field Day. 50 slides and script; provides landscape illustrations. Viewed by 125 landscapers; for circulation to 23 Maryland counties, Baltimore City and Northeast Region Extension Directors.
Schwartz, D.M. 1999. Marketing a Few Trees . MCE, Washington County. This 27 slide program was created using original digital photos and power point script. Presented to 85 participants at the Mid-Atlantic Forestry Stewardship Conference. Agent’s digital slides used in NARES publication #134, Developing a Custom Portable Sawmill Enterprise printed by Cornell in 2001.
Exhibits, Demonstrations and other Creative Activities
Walk, B. D. 1999-2004 4-H Disability Awareness (DAP ), Temper County . Display of eight photographs depicting educational program, 4 simulation activities and adaptive equipment. Invited to 18 schools in Maryland 13 schools in Delaware for teacher training; 25 schools implemented DAP program for students.
Bentlejewski, J. 2001 Start out Right with Folic Acid . Western Maryland Health Systems Regional Health Fair. Cumberland, MD. Designed and staffed day-long exhibit with educational materials describing the importance of consumption of foods high in folic acid for prevention of birth defects. 95 professional participants from multi-state area; 65% of these participants requested more information for use with clients. Six-month follow-up evaluations identified that 50% of those professionals receiving additional information have incorporated educational material into ongoing health programs.
Extension Farm demonstrations provide agricultural producers with an opportunity to learn recommended best farming practices. Field comparison of crop species and varieties, agri-chemicals and other crop production practices are the primary teaching method. Extension professionals also use farm demonstrations to conduct applied research.
Fultz, S.W., T.E. Poole and R.W. Holter. 1998-2000. Grass and Legume Varieties for use with Management Intensive Grazing in Western Maryland. Plots consist of 8 grass varieties split by three legumes and placed on county dairy farm to demonstrate variety growth and animal preference. Results were shared with 350 individuals from tri-state area during pasture walks and farm tours. Fifty producers adopted intensive grazing practices based on 1999 county forage survey results.
Johnson, D.M.,P. Karwasz & R.Janiak.1992 Analyzing Agricultural Decisions with Computer Spreadsheets . Project information Series No. 11 Polish American Extension Project, USDA. This software package represents a 25 hour course on how to use computer spreadsheets to do economic and financial analysis of farm businesses. In 1992 it was used in 14 workshops to teach techniques to 190 agricultural advisors and farm managers; software adopted and utilized by 59% of workshop participants.
Schoenian, S. 2001-2002. Enhancing Economic Opportunities for Agricultural Cooperative on the Eastern Shore of Maryland to the Rural Development Center . $15,000 from University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Principal investigator on competitive grant to conduct feasibility study for formation of small farm cooperative on the Lower Eastern Shore and to research the demand potential for locally producing, processing and packaging fresh produce and meat for niche markets in Baltimore/Washington,D.C. metropolitan area.
Bentlejewski, J.T. 2007. Maryland Cooperative Extension- Allegany County Operating Funds . $125,711 in direct funds from county government for office operations. With support from College Fiscal Office, Regional Extension Director and administrative staff, funds are solicited annually from county government for salaries and operations. Educator develops the initial budget, defends the budget proposal at the county level and manages appropriated funds throughout the year. [ See Service, b, iv. for description of County Extension Director role]
Bell, M. and B. Butler, B. 1995- present. Carroll County Mid-Winter Meetings . $6,500 in donations from Agri-business suppliers used to cover speaker fees, meals and meeting room rentals. Educator solicits financial support, maintains donation records and appropriately recognizes donors.
McDonald, S. 2008. MCE Volunteer Development . Recruited, trained, managed and recognized 350 4-H adult volunteers to work with various aspects of youth development program in Adams County. On average, these volunteers gave 5 hours per month working as teachers, coaches and mentors with young people for an estimated contributed value of
$ 409,710. 00 to the 4-H Program.( Independent Sector estimates 2007 value of volunteer time at $19.51per hour).
2006. Outstanding Forestry Communication Award . Presented for video: Natural Resources Income Opportunities. Awarded by National Extension Forester Association to educator at National Extension Forester Meeting, Portsmouth, NH.
2006. Extension Educator of the Year . Presented by
National Association of Extension Family Consumer Sciences
for outstanding educational programs that demonstrate impact on families at national conference, Denver, CO.
Frebertshauser, D. 2002 Step Up to Leadership . Review of curriculum for the National 4-H Cooperative Curriculum System Leadership Design Team. 90 pgs. Selected by State 4-H program Leader to represent Maryland on this team.
Brown, M. 2000 Children, Youth & Families at Risk (CYFAR). National Conference seminar proposals review board. Reviewed thirty-eight submissions; appointed by CSREES National Program Leader.
Websites are an integral part of educators educational program. They are well known among sheep and goat producers, veterinarians, educators and scientists from different countries. They are linked to many commercial and educational sites around the world.
Schoenian, S. 2004-present. Sheep101( www.sheep101.info ) Web resource for students, teachers, 4-H and FFA members, beginning shepherds and the public. Includes Sheep 201: A Beginners Guide to Raising Sheep. Articles published by American Jacob Sheep Association, Barbados Blackbelly Sheep Association International and Barnside Veterinary Hospital( New Jersey) and used by international development agencies. (Website use statistics can be reported here as well – www.awstats.moo.umd.edu ).
O’Neil-Haight,M., J.Schuchardt and J.Branch. 2007 (in press). First author with national partners, National Program Leader Cooperative Research Education and Extension Service, USDA and University of Vermont. One page fact sheet, Extension Community: Financial Security for All. For use at national launch of eXtension communities of practice and beyond; describing the need for eXtension personal finance resources, the collaborative approach of creating content, the virtual accessibility of eXtension and the target audiences for which the community of practice is maintained.
Include major programs established, workshops, presentations, media activities, teaching awards & honors and other information. A major extension program includes needs assessments, activities, teaching strategies, educational materials developed and learning opportunities representing a large program perspective.
Consider starting this section with a statement explaining your teaching role as an Extension Educator. This brief overview can help clarify the role teaching plays in extension outreach programs. It is also important to highlight how your educator role supports the mission and priorities of MCE and our College, if possible.
Regional Extension Specialist in Natural Resources with primary responsibility for nine western Maryland counties and statewide as needed. Specialist is located at Western Maryland Research & Education Center and works as member of a team of four specialists with different areas of expertise. The primary program focus is protecting and enhancing Natural Resources. Specifically specialist job includes:
1) Working with county educators to develop and implement natural resources programs for youth and adults in the area of forestry, wildlife, soils and water quality.
2) Developing networks with existing agencies to implement innovative, educational programs.
According to the 2006 Census Bureau statistics, Montgomery County, Maryland has a population of 891,347…. With the increased number of immigrants and changes in family structure, social and economic circumstances, it is important to provide educational opportunities for youth and adults in youth development and leadership skills. This educator’s primary responsibility is…
The Extension educator is responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of high quality family and consumer science programs in both Garrett and Allegany Counties. These educational programs focus on improving the quality of life for individuals and families. Since 2000, this educator has developed and taught a total of 269 classes impacting 6,934 individuals. Specific classes focus on optimal health, nutrition, diabetes, weight management, food safety/healthy homes and financial management. All programs were promoted to ensure access to all individuals without regard to race, color, gender, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability or marital or parental status.
Consider using your IEP nature and purpose statement…
This Extension educator coordinates the 4-H Youth Development program in Baltimore City. The primary responsibilities are to provide educational opportunities, secure grants and donations to expand 4-H programming, produce scholarly works and recruit and train youth and adult volunteers in various subject matter areas and develop partnerships through a city-wide approach to create positive change. The primary subject matter areas this educator is responsible for are leadership development, entrepreneurship, service-learning and environmental science.
Program description : Nutrition plays a vital role in overall health. Research has found that diet is associated with the leading causes of death, many of which are preventable - heart disease, diabetes, obesity and several types of cancer. Despite the importance of diet many Washington County residents fail to follow recommendation of the Dietary Guidelines and the My Pyramid which could help lower the risk of chronic diseases. All of these factors point to a need for educational programs and information on healthy diets and increased physical activity and helping county residents make behavior changes toward overall good health and well-being. Target audiences were clientele at senior centers, civic clubs, and clientele and staff from other state and county agencies.
In 2005 this educator taught seven classes for 103 individuals. Topics included making healthy food choices, planning healthy meals and increasing physical activity. Survey data indicated that 88% planned to choose healthier foods and 73% planned to increase physical activity levels. In addition…
Bentlejewski, J.T. 2001-2003. Managing Diabetes through Proper Nutrition . Garrett/Allegany County, MD. Three part diabetes nutrition series lasting a total of six hours. Adapted and repeated 14 times for a total of 42 classes and 1,305 contacts.
Fultz, S.W. and D.M.Johnson. 1999. Cost of Production Workshop. Frederick, MD. Two hour workshop for 10 dairy managers to calculate their cost-of-production for milk. Served as site coordinator and co-instructor.
Frebertshauser, D.F. 2001. Good Kids, Difficult Behavior . MCE Maryland 4-H Camp Training. Developed 30 slide PowerPoint presentation and 4 activities to teach strategies in working with children with difficult behaviors.
Coverts Volunteers and J. Kays . 2000 Woods & Critters: Timber, Recreation, Wildlife Habitat, Beauty and the Environment. 69 digital slide presentation developed by volunteers from the Coverts Project with assistance from the regional specialist to be used by volunteers in outreach activities.
2003. President-Elect of Epsilon Sigma Phi, Tau Chapter Extension Professional Organization. Elected .
ii. Other un-paid services
1999-present. Member of Maryland Agriculture Awareness Alliance. Original member and instrumental in forming this group to help promote agriculture in a positive image. Appointed by Governor of Maryland.
The role of County Extension Director (CED) requires a significant amount of effort and time by educator. In the past year, approximately 30% time commitment was devoted to this local management/leadership role. The CED serves as the local leader for MCE with responsibilities in program coordination, personnel supervision, fiscal management and public relations. More information can be added as you feel appropriate.