ECOP Monday Minute will return on January 22, 2018 so as to observe Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
10 Big Ideas to Think Differently About the Future of Extension: Last Friday’s web conference included 5 Extension Administrators or Directors each sharing 2 big ideas about what they see in the future of Cooperative Extension in their respective state and nationally. More than 30 institutions participated. You can view this conference at https://youtu.be/IXcCDGggf3U. ECOP Chair Chuck Hibberd encourages Extension Administrators and Directors to continue the dialogue on this topic by reviewing the recording and sending your questions/comments to ECOP Executive Director Rick Klemme at firstname.lastname@example.org. Each Learning For Leaders web conference is archived and available via the ECOP Monday Minute (see Learning Center menu on Right). Stay tuned for the calendar invitation for the next web conference scheduled for February 2. The topic and other details will soon be determined.
Granting Emeritus Status to Non-Tenured Extension Educators - Scott Reed, Oregon State University, administered a survey on the granted of emeritus status to non-tenured Extension Educators last fall. The following summarizes what was reported to Scott. Of 76 Land-grant institutions 41 (54% response). Of the respondents, 25 (61%) do not award emeritus status to non-tenured and 16 (39%) do award this status. While all universities have an established process for approval, conferring emeritus title to non-tenured faculty is conditioned on special requirements at some universities. Examples include:
- Ten years or more experience and senior rank (Colorado State University)
- Ten years or more in professor rank or five years and qualifying time elsewhere (Rutgers)
- Only with district supervisor, dean, senior VP and provost approval (University of Florida)
- Only professor rank (Mississippi State University)
- Dean approval as an exception that is regularly exercised (Washington State University)
- Only to central campus-based faculty (Auburn)
member institution is eligible to apply. The request for applications is available at: https://publish.extension.org/impactcollab2018/food-systems-request-for-applications/ (RFAs for Behavioral Health and Diversity & Inclusion are coming soon!) Extension Directors and Administrators are asked to please share this opportunity with Extension faculty and staff interested in Food Systems in your state.
https://www.usda.gov/oce/forum/. The registration direct link is at http://www.youreventinfo.org/USDA_AgOutlook_Forum2018/reginfo.html.
*More than 35,000 producers of select commodities will receive the Agricultural Resource Management Survey, or ARMS, this month. Completing the ARMS survey fulfills the 2017 Census of Agriculture requirement.