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The NEW eXtension: Issues. Innovation. Impact.


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We unveiled our new go-forward strategy for the NEW eXtension today at the annual meeting of the National Extension Directors and Administrators of the U.S. Cooperative Extension System.

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The NEW eXtension: Issues. Innovation. Impact.

  1. 1. September 2015-2017 Strategy Dennis Calvin, PhD, Chair, Board of Directors Christine Geith, PhD, CEO
  2. 2. 10/14/2015 2 (Pictured from left to right) • Dennis Calvin, Pennsylvania State University, Chair • Jason Henderson, Purdue University • Doug Steele, Texas A&M University • Fred Schlutt, University of Alaska, Secretary • Vernon Jones, Langston University, Vice Chair/Treasurer (Not pictured) • Jane Clary Loveless, ex-officio, non-voting, USDA-NIFA • Jane Schuchardt, ex-officio, non-voting, ECOP Board of Directors
  3. 3. We believe Extension professionals are catalysts for putting research-based knowledge into action 10/14/2015 3
  4. 4. We believe We can increase Extension professionals’ ability to deliver a visible and measureable impact, locally and system wide 10/14/2015 4
  5. 5. What we will do • Increase CES professionals’ effectiveness in addressing issues of importance • Foster innovation in developing solutions and methods of work • Advance the measurable impact of their work for the public good 10/14/2015 5
  6. 6. How we will do it By helping agents, educators, faculty and specialists do their work more effectively and efficiently using people, resources and tools within the Cooperative Extension System 10/14/2015 6
  7. 7. How exactly • i-Three issue corps – New methods for addressing critical issues • i-Three innovation lab – Exploring applications in Extension • i-Three rapid solutions – Prototyping and professional development for fast, effective impact 10/14/2015 7
  8. 8. Role of Communities • Continue their vital role • Be an integral part of the i-Three strategy – Work in the Lab – Be part of the Corps – Develop rapid solutions • Use, and help create, new tools and services10/14/2015 8
  9. 9. i-Three Corps Terry Meisenbach
  10. 10. Pilot Strategy • Engage all Extension professionals (educators, agents, faculty, specialists) • Strengthen their effectiveness, modeling the use of new resources, tools and methods • Focus on issues, in partnership with existing Extension efforts, to facilitate new ways of problem solving • 200 in 2016; 2K in 201710/14/2015 10
  11. 11. The first 200 • i-Three Issue Corps of educators, agents, faculty and specialists selected from member institutions • Individuals and teams making a measurable impact on issues related to climate and food systems in 2016 • We will super-power their ongoing work with expertise, tools, and other resources 10/14/2015 11
  12. 12. Join the Corps! • Nominate now through November 6 • Full applications December 1 • Corps members announced December 18 • Rapid solution pilots developed January-March, 2016 10/14/2015 12
  13. 13. i-Three Lab Jerry Thomas
  14. 14. Fellows 10/14/2015 14 • Makers P. Hill, Utah State University • Citizen Science K. Stofer, University of Florida • Internet of Things J. Hino, Oregon State Univesity
  15. 15. Innovation Projects 10/14/2015 15 • Mapping S.Bradt, University of New Hampshire • Personalized Learning G. Shelle, Michigan State University • Micro Learning H. Whittaker, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension • Virtual Communication B. Koch, B. Bertsch, North Dakota State University
  16. 16. Innovation Projects 10/14/2015 16 • Spark Lab M. Light, Ohio State University • Forest Farming Citizen Science J. Munsell, Virginia Tech • Virtual Reality J. Peutz, B. Cleveley, L. Wahl, U. Idaho • Mobile App H. Rader, University of Alaska • Augmented Reality H. Wallace, E. Tipton, U. Tennessee
  17. 17. Join the Lab! • Call for Fellows and Call for Innovation Projects from Premium Member Institutions Coming January 2016 10/14/2015 17
  18. 18. i-Three Rapid Solutions Dr. Craig Wood
  19. 19. See Solutions! • 15-20 Rapid Solutions with i-Three Corps Members March-August 2016 10/14/2015 20
  20. 20. Join Us!
  21. 21. Be a Member! • Join the i-Three issue Corp • Join the i-Three innovation Lab • Create measureable impact with the Corp’s Rapid Solutions • Use our knowledge-to-action platform • Increase results with us! 10/14/2015 22
  22. 22. Next Steps • October - Nominate your professionals to join the Corps • January – Encourage your professionals to apply for a funded Innovation Fellowship or Project (for premium members) • March 22-25 Join us for our first i-Three event in San Antonio10/14/2015 23
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