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ERIC Number: ED508421
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Strategic Opportunities for Cooperative Extension
National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges
In this new century, opportunities exist to help advance America's greatness in the midst of many challenges. Energy, water, food, environment, health, economic productivity, global competitiveness, and the quality of the living environments are all paramount to the future. Extension is, as a part of higher education, prepared to create new knowledge and to participate as co-learners with others. Extension is positioned and prepared to engage in education to meet the challenges--opportunities--of this new century. This document portrays the opportunities the Cooperative Extension System envisions as priorities in serving the country and its citizens. A survey of Cooperative Extension Directors/Administrators was undertaken to determine the level of agreement among the members as well as to identify opportunities and the specific priorities for each. Sixty-two (62) institutions with Cooperative Extension programs responded to the survey. The summary of the results is shown in this document: (1) each of the seven opportunities is designated by the percent of respondents that rated the opportunity very important; (2) the priorities are designated with the percentage of respondents that selected the priority among their top three for that opportunity; and (3) the priorities are reordered so that the highest priorities are listed first. Using a breakpoint at 40% provides a list of the top priorities under each opportunity. Three or four priorities are thus highlighted for each opportunity.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges