International Planning Retreat for UWEX Cooperative Extension. Presentation on Results National Conference on Global Perspectives: Internationalizing Extension March 25 – 27, 2003 Michigan State University John Preissing, Northern District Director UWEX, Cooperative Extension.
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Presentation on Results
National Conference on Global Perspectives: Internationalizing Extension
March 25 – 27, 2003
Michigan State University
John Preissing, Northern District Director
UWEX, Cooperative Extension
We have a working policy, no goals etc Extension
Majority of international work is with core “internationalists”
Others, with more to gain and share have limited role
Not a priority - training, orientation, or work
Little systematic attempt to capture range of work done, results, or opportunities
USDA has new initiativeCurrent international situation with UWEX
UWEX stand alone “university” with ties to UW Madison/CALS and others
Long history of international efforts
We have strong skills to share
We have some faculty with a high degree of interest
There are opportunities and needs internationally
We have a lot to learn from international groups and programsBackground
From NASULGC’s 1998 International Agriculture section report
Refreshingly, negativity, lack or rewards or promotions were the least often cited.
For these reasons, the Dean’s office and the ESP/UWEX International Committee proposed this retreat.
Asset inventories for our relevant skills International Committee proposed this retreat.
Home institution advice
International travel tips
Preparing to leave and returning home
International development tools (RRA, others)
How to tell the story back home, advice and templates?
Integrating our overseas’ work with work back homeStaff TrainingWe need staff training in: