ERIC Number: ED315590
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
New Directions for a New Decade. A Report to the Cooperative Extension System.
National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Washington, DC.; Extension Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
This document, the first joint annual report issued by the Extension Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (ES-USDA), and the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP), summarizes the decisions made by the two organizations in November, 1989, and includes descriptive highlights of the process implemented by the cooperative extension system to arrive at these decisions. Following a short introduction, the first section describes the following projects: (1) national initiatives identified for continuation or refocus, including projects on water quality; revitalizing rural America; youth at risk; improving nutrition, diet, and health; and competitiveness of U.S. agriculture; (2) current national initiatives identified for transition to core programs; (3) emerging issues and candidates for national initiative development, including waste management and global climate change projects; (4) systemwide programming beyond national initiatives; and (5) communication planning for the information age. The second section discusses the role of the strategic planning council, the role of scanning, and the roles of ECOP and ES-USDA. The third section announces that the top priority of the Strategic Planning Council will be to develop a conceptual framework that will provide a basis for ECOP and ES-USDA to consider recommendations and make decisions on future program priorities. Appendices 1 and 2 state the cooperative extension system's mission and vision and give the criteria for initiative status; the rest of the appendixes consist of the following lists: 1989 members of ECOP; members of the ES-USDA executive council; members of the 1988-89 Strategic Planning Council; members of the Program Leadership Committee; members of the Personnel and Organizational Development Committee; members of the Budget Committee; and members of the Legislative Committee. (CML)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Washington, DC.; Extension Service (USDA), Washington, DC.