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Tips for completing the eXtension portion of the USDA CSREES grant applicaiton.

Tips for completing the eXtension portion of the USDA CSREES grant applicaiton.

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eXtension  Grant  Workshop eXtension Grant Workshop Presentation Transcript

  • Agenda • eXtension in the CSREES Integrated Grant Program • What is eXtension? • eXtension Criteria • eXtension Review Process • Successful Tips (Common Mistakes) • Other CoP Opportunities
  • CSREES & eXtension Integration CSREES - grants.gov *AFRI New CoP *SCRI *Others Enhance CoP
  • www.extension.org
  • about.extension.org
  • eXtension Opportunities • Establish a new Community of Practice • Enhance an existing Community of Practice
  • Mission: eXtension is a national internet-based educational network that is integral to and complements the community-based Cooperative Extension System with 24/7/365 availability.
  • Why eXtension? • Cooperative Extension at its best… • meeting the needs of people in ways and in formats of their choosing • engage with content specialists any time, any place, any where • access to best-of-the-best content – scalable, more specialized • eliminate duplication, greater efficiencies • development potential
  • Guiding Principles of eXtension • Mission • Vision • Goals • Values • Guiding Principles – Content – Information Technology
  • Community of Practice A virtual network of content providers who share knowledge or competence in a specific content area and are willing to work and learn together over a period of time to further develop and share that knowledge in forms of educational products and programs.
  • Community of Interest An identified group of individuals sharing similar interests, concerns, and educational needs around a subject area.
  • Collaboration, IP & Publishing Requirements • Register for an eXtension ID – people.extension.org • OpenID (authentication) • Contributor & Business Agreements – Institutional & Individual • Content indexed solely through www.eXtension.org
  • people.extension.org
  • Become a new CoP • Contact eXtension • Prepare the eXtension component • Share with eXtension staff – Letter of Acknowledgement
  • Key Criteria • CoP lead information • List of Core leadership members • CoP description – Including the plan to grow the CoP – Evidence of: • National/regional team • Collaboration (institutional) • Evidence of content expertise • Sustainability
  • Describe the CoI • Descriptions of: – Scope and boundaries of the audience being served – Applicable needs assessment – Marketability of products to the CoI
  • Describe the Plan of Work
  • Describe the Plan of Work • Scope of work – 12 months (content/program development) • FAQs (100) • Protocol Ask an Expert (AaE) • Curriculum outline • Basic information pages (250) • Plans for Year 2 & 3 • Launch plans • Sustainability
  • Budget • Budget Form – Funds for at least one annual face-to-face meeting – Salary for one or more of the primary investigators – Salary for necessary program support – Travel expenses – Subcontract amounts to identified institutions – Evidence of budget sustainability (public, private)
  • Enhance a existing CoP • Contact the CoP leaders of the CoP to which you intend to enhance • Contact eXtension • Prepare the eXtension component • Share with eXtension staff – Letter of Acknowledgement
  • Key Criteria • Contributing new content • Increasing CoP membership • Creating cross-disciplinary partnerships within and across CoPs
  • Enhancements & Impacts • Lead contact information • CoP members involved • Describe enhancements – Explain how CoP will be affected – Expected impacts – Content development plan – Interactive components
  • Generally the same… • Describe the CoI • Describe the Plan of Work • Budget Inclusions
  • Questions & Answers
  • eXtension Review Process Panel Manager + Review Panel Review panel selection Review panel composition Evaluation criteria Independent reviews Panel meeting for discussions
  • Review Criteria CoP lead contact information including name, title, eXtension ID, address, e-mail, telephone numbers, and other contact details. The CoP lead contact must be must be a land grant faculty member or professional staff with an Extension appointment whose institution is in good standing with eXtension.
  • Review Criteria List of CoP core leadership members, titles, institutions or business affiliation and e-mail addresses and a description of how the leadership team was formed.
  • Review Criteria Description of the CoP, including: •plan to increase the CoP membership • CoP leadership and management plan • number of face-to-face meetings • audio and/or Web meetings planned • methods to achieve the CoP'scontinued productivity • Other funding and potential development opportunities
  • Review Criteria Description of the CoI to be served and methods the CoP will use to engage the CoI with educational products and programs on a continuing basis.
  • Review Criteria Logic model description for CoP. Including inputs, outputs and outcomes (short, medium and long term) for a three- year period. Detailed plan of content aggregation, evaluation and development/repackaging for year one and maintenance, sustainability and evolution over time.
  • Review Criteria Scope of Work over the first 12 months. Include: • Number of published FAQs (minimum of 100) • Protocol for the quot;Ask an Expertquot; function • Curriculum content outline • Number of basic information pages (minimum of 250) • Other deliverables, e.g., educational, analytical tools
  • How it works… P Basic Information r Ask the Experts o FAQs Distance Diagnostics d Discussion & Chat u ? Decision Tools   c Web Conferencing Streaming Videos t Individual Learning Modules s Questions, Multiple Learning Modules Issues, or Certificate/Credit Courses Life Events Communities of Interest
  • Review Criteria Brief description of deliverables for years two and three. Anticipated date of CoP inclusion in the eXtension public site (www.extension.org). Resources currently available to this proposed CoP and plans for CoP sustainability.
  • eXtension Review Process Review Panel + Panel Manager The reviewer selection process Review panel composition Evaluation criteria Independent evaluations Panel meeting for discussions
  • Success Tips Completely read the application Form a Community of Practice Quick reference sheet on “How to form a CoP” http://about.extension.org/wiki/How_to_Form_a_Community_of_Practice Complete all paperwork - get signatures Submit on time
  • Success Tips Review other successful application Easy to read & understand Clear description of CoP Clear description of CoI Explain and describe any prior collaboration CoP leader to review your application
  • Success Tips Clearly explain the plan of work Include logic model http://www.uwex.edu/ces/pdande/evaluation/evallogicmodelworksheets.htm l Clearly state CoP/CoIengagment Deliverables for year 1 Projected deliverables for year 2 & 3
  • Review Criteria
  • Review Criteria
  • Success Tips Clearly explain the plan of work Include logic model http://www.uwex.edu/ces/pdande/evaluation/evallogicmodelworksheets.htm l Clearly state CoP/CoIengagment Deliverables for year 1 Projected deliverables for year 2 & 3
  • Success Tips Expertise of the PI(s) and leadership team Inclusive of key individuals Letters of support - Institutions, Industry, or Associations
  • Success Tips Expertise of the PI(s) and leadership team Inclusive of key individuals Letters of support - Institutions, Industry, or Associations
  • Common Mistakes Community of Practice Community of Interest Plan of Work
  • Common Mistakes Community of Practice Leadership not clearly identified No clear description of CoP No clear plan on expanding membership of community No clear description of CoI
  • Common Mistakes Community of Practice Lacks comprehensive CoP plan Lacks inclusion of 1890 and/or 1994 Institutions Lacks key individuals in CoP Little demonstration of institutional support
  • Common Mistakes Community of Interest No clear description of CoI No clear plan on engagement No needs assessment or plan to develop
  • Common Mistakes Plan of Work Too ambitious No logic model or incomplete No curriculum plan Lack plan for handling Ask an Expert Lacks number of FAQs
  • Common Mistakes Plan of Work No defined deliverables for year 1 No plan for sustainability Lacking National scope or plan Lack of or poorly described mgmt plan Lack of evaluation of educational products
  • Questions & Answers
  • Other Opportunities CoP by Application Needs based process
  • Questions & Answers