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ERIC Number: EJ1107361
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1077-5315
Creating Teams Increases Extension Educator Productivity
Chalker-Scott, Linda; Daniels, Catherine H.; Martini, Nicole
Journal of Extension, v54 n3 Article 3IAW1 Jun 2016
The Garden Team at Washington State University is a transdisciplinary group of faculty, staff, and students with expertise in applied plant and soil sciences and an interest in Extension education. The team's primary mission is to create current, relevant, and peer-reviewed materials as Extension publications for home gardeners. The average yearly Extension publication rate per member increased from 0.03 prior to team formation to 0.85 after team formation. An unexpected benefit emerged when team members acted cooperatively to submit successful competitive grants. These quantifiable measures of productivity benefit both the individual team members and the university in terms of overall competitiveness among land-grant institutions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Washington
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