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ERIC Number: ED363706
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 218
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The National Presidents' Invitational Forum on Outreach. Proceedings (La Jolla, California, February 28-March 2, 1993).
Bradley, Doug, Ed.
These proceedings contain presentations, dialogue/questions and answers, reflective evaluations, and a sampling of model outreach programs from a forum on the process of becoming a New Age leader--a part of the process of transformation. The proceedings are divided into four sections that correspond to the four phases of the transformation process: awareness-analysis, alternatives, decision-transition, and action. The prologue, "On Learning and Transformation" (Apps), describes these phases. Section 1 contains 23 forum presentations that focus on the following topics: crisis and opportunity in higher education (Jordan); universities that matter (Schutjer); the philosophy of the National Extension Leadership Development (NELD) Program (Moore); five concepts in NELD development--reinvention, relationship, commitment, learning organization, and paradox (Apps); expansion of universities' outreach programs (Schreyer); public outreach and public education (Payzant); local government/university relations (Lavine); universities' role in lifelong learning (Kolberg); labor's perspective (Shields); university partnerships with off-campus audiences (Pacheco); health care (Bulger); Area Health Education Centers Program (Hardin); work site health promotion (McCauley); environmental issues and the university (Spikes); university role in natural resources (Whaley); business-university relationship (McClelland); the Clinton administration (McDowell); application of outreach capabilities within universities (Cartwright); what public universities do for the public (Rawlings); barriers to outreach (Fort); reinventing the people's university (Borich); the Kellogg Foundation's role (Brown); and the new land-grant model (McGrath). Section 2 reports on the alternatives phase during which presenters answered questions posed by participants on the general topics of challenge, perspective, competitiveness, health, environment, and commitment. Section 3 presents the reflections and evaluations of NELD interns after they examined themselves, their contexts, their alternatives, and their leadership approaches and began to experience transition. Section 3 shows the action being taken in the form of model programs. These programs are described: NELD; Cornell Youth and Work Program; CES [Cooperative Extension System] National Center for Diversity; PENNTAP [Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program]; Minnesota Outreach Council; Area Health Education Centers; and Michigan State Environmental Outreach. The epilogue is "NELD and the Art of White Water Rafting" (Magrath). Forum participants' names and addresses are listed. (YLB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Univ. Extension.