ERIC Number: ED357225
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Pathway to Diversity: Strategic Plan for the Cooperative Extension System's Emphasis on Diversity. Working Document.
Extension Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
This document is the working draft of a guide to develop a strategic plan for emphasizing diversity in the Cooperative Extension System (CES). It begins with a foreword outlining the history of the movement toward increasing emphasis on diversity in the CES and an introduction stating the CES's commitment to emphasizing diversity. The next seven sections are as follows: a list of strategic goals; the rationale for emphasizing diversity; a comparison of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) guidelines and the CES's emphasis on diversity; a description of steps being taken by the CES to become a multicultural organization; a mission statement; a list of CES values; and a discussion of the steps being taken to translate the CES's current vision of diversity into reality. The next section details the CES action plan for achieving the following goals: commitment to pluralism, environment for diversity and pluralism, work force diversity, audience and program diversity, full and influential participation, and equitable partnerships. A brief statement of CES future goals and a timeline are provided. A 14-item bibliography and list of task force members conclude the document. (MN)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Extension Service (USDA), Washington, DC.