ERIC Number: ED363706
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
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)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Environment, College Planning, College Role, Community Cooperation, Cultural Differences, Educational Responsibility, Extension Agents, Extension Education, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Internship Programs, Leadership, Leadership Training, Local Government, National Programs, Participative Decision Making, Program Implementation, School Community Relationship, State Programs, Universities
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Univ. Extension.