Next Generation Extension Webinar: Translating the Value of Extension Scholarship

Welcome to Next Generation Extension (NGE)! NGE is a professional learning network (PLN) that serves as a great way to share with each other to improve skills and competences. NGE webinars are just part of this PLN network that serves to advance NGE.

The Southeast Research and Extension Center welcomes UNL Extension faculty and staff participation in Next Generation Extension webinars monthly on the second Tuesday, 10:00-11:00 AM, Central Time.

Translating the Value of Extension Scholarship

Eric Stafne
Associate Extension and Research Professor
Coastal Research and Extension Center
Mississippi State University

Methods to engage Cooperative Extension clientele are developing rapidly. Social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, videos, webinars, and blogs have opened up new venues for extension personnel to generate important information and deliver it in an expeditious manner. There is no question that these methods are found useful by the information consumers; however, many universities fail to adequately address them in the promotion and tenure process. Therefore, those in Cooperative Extension who are engaged in this area know the importance of delivering this information via digital methods to their audience, yet are unsure of the career value of the effort. Junior faculty members must decide whether or not to pursue these avenues of information delivery based on often outdated and vaguely worded promotion and tenure documents. It is therefore imperative that Extension personnel develop better methods to translate their work to colleagues, the public, legislators and other interested parties into readily understood qualitative and quantitative metrics. It is well understood that the traditional peer review process is the currency of the academe and will continue to be for the foreseeable future. However, this traditional system does not necessarily represent the vanguard in academic scholarship and the creativity and innovation of Extension has an opportunity to lead the way.

Tuesday, October 14th, 10:00-11:00 CT
https://connect.unl.edu/nextgenerationextension
Conference Call Number: 888/820-1398
Attendee Code: 9894805#

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One Response to Next Generation Extension Webinar: Translating the Value of Extension Scholarship

  1. Deb Weitzenkamp says:

    Reblogged this on Next Generation Extension and commented:

    Don’t forget to put this on your calendar…it’s tomorrow!

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