ERIC Number: ED040367
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Professional Improvement Opportunities for Extension Personnel in the Western Region.
Clegg, Denzil O.
This survey of continuing education opportunities for Cooperative Extension personnel in the 13 western states covered four types of leave programs: sabbatical leave, educational or study leave with pay, leave without pay, and official leave used to study. Data were gathered on duration of leave, percentage of normal salary received, years of employment required for eligibility, kinds of financial support, and whether leaves can be used for graduate study. Residential restrictions (if any), courses, institutes, and workshops on and off campus, staff training and development programs and activities, and responsibility for professional improvement programs were also investigated. Short term continuing education opportunities were plentiful in the region. All 13 states had some program offerings, and there were opportunities to study in programs for regional, national, and international clientele. However, it remains to be determined to what extent Extension personnel participate, or have the opportunity to participate, in the various programs. (The document includes the questionnaire, six tables, a chart of university leave programs, and training schedules for Oregon and Washington.) (Author/LY)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Courses, Educational Opportunities, Educational Responsibility, Extension Agents, Extension Education, Financial Support, Geographic Regions, Grants, Leaves of Absence, Off Campus Facilities, Professional Continuing Education, Program Length, Questionnaires, Rural Extension, Surveys, Workshops
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Identifiers: Cooperative Extension Service; Oregon; Washington