ERIC Number: ED351986
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Oct-2
Reference Count: N/A
The New England Cooperative Extension Consortium Project: A Synopsis.
Christensen, Robert L.; Wylie, Neil
This paper describes the development of a New England Cooperative Extension Consortium created for the purpose of developing new approaches for meeting the Cooperative Extension mandate. The consortium formalizes a tradition of informal, multi-state cooperation among the New England Cooperative Extension Systems which operate as a flexible, evolving collaborative model for delivery of research-based knowledge to the citizens of the region. A design team outlined application of the model for an agricultural commodity focus and a topical issue focus. The model was derived from two primary motivations: (1) the public's need for educational programs and information requiring the cooperative extension systems to find ways to most efficiently and effectively fulfill their educational mandate; and (2) the continuing need to maintain the quality and scope of cooperative extension programs in the face of reductions in budgets for funding staff and operations. Discussed are the goals and parameters of the Consortium, the development of the Consortium model, and the criteria for selecting Consortium programs. The paper concludes with a general description of the Consortium model. (GLR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: New England
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Council on Interinstitutional Leadership (Charlotte, NC, October 2, 1992).