This session outlines the budget reduction proposals for both CAHNRS and WSU Extension and the reasoning behind them.
“The Strategic Case for Online Learning: Access, Engagement and Success” (A national broadcast for the American Distance Education Consortium)
Beginning in 2007 the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation made possible a national initiative focused on the strategic importance of online learning and distance education in higher education. This live national video conference coming from Washington State University is an opportunity for individuals (at their computers) and in groups participating locally together to:
- interact with university presidents and other national leaders involved in the NASULGC/SLOAN National Online Learning Commission;
- experience real case examples from universities where online learning, distance education and rapid internet interaction made a difference (time to graduation, business and financial strength, disaster recovery, mentoring etc.);
- see how some universities are incorporating this strategic asset in their master plans;
- discuss and raise questions about what works, what doesn’t and what leadership in this area requires for the future.
The American Distance Education Consortium (ADEC) is collaborating with Washington State University and Oregon State University in producing the event. The NASULGC Commission, Sloan-C, The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, The Pennsylvania State University, Purdue University, Colorado State University, the Southern Educational Regional Education Board (SREB)and others are participating in marketing, case study development and program planning.
Studio guests include:
Dr. Frank Mayadas, Program Director, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Dr. Samuel Smith, President Emeritus, Washington State University
Dr. Peter McPherson, President, National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC)
Muriel Oaks, Dean, Distance and Professional Education, Washington State University
Melvin Johnson, President, Tennessee State University
Bruce Chaloux, Director, SREB Electronic Campus
“WSU Extension and Service Learning: An Update”
Learn about the new Center for Civic Engagement and how it has evolved over the past few years. Hear about some of its successful partnering with WSU Extension and learn how you can get involved in their statewide service learning initiative.
“4-H Know Your Government: Statewide Virtual Community Caucus”
Decision 2008 is the focus of Washington State 4-H Know Your Government Conference in Olympia, in February of 2008. This year, participants will explore political parties and the nomination process. Through pre-conference orientation, participants will learn about different political parties and the development of resolutions that support planks that together produce a party platform. On this broadcast, county delegations will present their candidate and platform planks at a Statewide Virtual Community Caucus.
Each county will have approximately 3 minutes to present their planks as best identifying the concerns and issues of 4-H youth across the State, and persuade other counties to adopt these planks to form the Statewide 4-H platform at the conference in Olympia. Planks will be categorized in eight areas: education, immigration, election reform, environment, health care, energy, security & safety and economy and presented at the end of the broadcast. County candidates will be introduced for the first time highlighting the beginning of their campaign.
“Regional Solutions to Global Climate Change”
A presentation by King County Executive, Ron Sims.
Brought to you by Washington State University Extension in cooperation with CEREO, the Center for Environmental Research, Education and Outreach at Washington State University.
WSU Extension presents: “A One-Hour Short Course on Program Planning, Assessment and Reporting Program Impacts”
Jon Newkirk will be presenting the workshop targeting the Agriculture Issue-focused Teams, however, the information is valuable for anyone planning, assessing and reporting program impacts. The focus of the workshop is “program planning with the end product in mind”. The end product is the impacts that the program generates.
All Extension Staff Dialogue
All Extension faculty and staff are invited to meet with President Elson Floyd, Extension Dean Linda Fox and special guest Dr. John C. Gardner, who is currently Vice President for Research and Economic Development at University of Missouri. Washington State University is recruiting Dr. Gardner for the new position of Vice President for Extension and Economic Development.
“A Washington State University System-Wide Address by Incoming President, Elson S. Floyd”
“Helping Children – Supporting Kinship Families Through Collaboration”
On June 7th, 2006, the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Casey Family Programs, and Washington State University are co-sponsoring a statewide kinship care training. The training, entitled “Helping Children – Supporting Kinship Families Through Collaboration” will take place via video conference in at least 12 sites around the state.
Participants will learn about a range of resources available to kinship families, about best practices in serving kinship families, and about the latest developments in community collaboration. Both state agency and private sector staff who work with kinship families are encouraged to attend.
Video Conference on Adjusted Gross Revenue Lite
Agricultural producers and agri-business professionals are invited to take advantage of a panel discussion on a Federally subsidized insurance plan called Adjusted Gross Revenue Lite (AGR-Lite). Interested parties are invited to join in the interactive presentation by accessing the Western Center for Risk Management Education at Washington State University’s Web http://westrme.wsu.edu. Participants should select: AGR-Lite Video Stream Conference. Presenters will include an accountant, an economist, banker, an agriculture director and insurance professionals; illustrating the benefits of the whole-farm revenue plan of insurance and why it should be considered as a risk management tool by farmers and ranchers. Participating farmers will comment on how they include it in their risk management plan. AGR-Lite is an insurance product that covers virtually all agricultural income reported on Schedule F (or the equivalent) of the IRS tax form reflecting commercial agricultural production. Please take time to join us for a few hours that may change the way you look at Federal crop insurance and what it can do for your financial security.
Salmon Recovery: A New Application of Democracy
The success of local decision-making in salmon recovery in Washington will be the topic of a campus-wide lecture by William D. Ruckelshaus, the first and fifth administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and current chairman of the Washington Salmon Recovery Funding Board.
“There is a massive experiment in democracy going on in our state, and it involves salmon and their survival,” said Ruckelshaus, who now lives in Seattle. “We are leaving it up to the people who share habitat with the fish to decide how to help them recover, and it is working!” With degrees from Princeton and Harvard universities, Ruckelshaus practiced law for several years and served in the Indiana House of Representatives. He received presidential appointments as first and fifth administrator of the EPA in 1970 and 1985 and served as acting director of the FBI and as deputy attorney general in the U.S. Department of Justice. He served as senior vice president for Weyerhaeuser Co. beginning in 1974, and in 1988, he joined Browning-Ferris Industries as chairman/CEO. Currently, he serves on a number of corporate boards.
In July 1997, President Clinton appointed him as the U.S. envoy for the Pacific Salmon Treaty negotiations. Ruckelshaus chairs the University of Wyoming’s Institute for Environment and Natural Resources and the World Resources Institute. He also serves on the boards of numerous other nonprofit organizations.
October 12, October 17
Realignment Forum (Reconfiguration Committee)
Three public forums are planned in October to present information and take questions on WSU academic realignment proposals. The forums will be conducted by Fran McSweeney, vice provost for Faculty Affairs, and Chuck Pezeshki, vice chair of the Faculty Senate. They co-chair the Committee on Academic Structure. The realignment proposals are part of an overall effort, begun in fall 2004, to make WSU’s academic structure more responsive to its current operations.
Planned forums include:
Health Sciences, 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12th
College of Liberal Arts, 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12th
Environmental Sciences, 4-5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17th
Reconfiguration Committee #1
Reconfiguration Committee #2
Reconfiguration Committee #3
Stormwater Management from a Watershed Perspective
The Pacific Northwest Regional Water Quality Program’s Watershed Issues Series is turning its focus to strategies used by municipalities and homeowners to manage stormwater. The case studies reflect use of Low Impact Development techniques to manage runoff on-site and minimize pollution loading to waterways. Every year, billions of gallons of untreated stormwater flow into streams and rivers across the nation. The Environmental Protection Agency calls it the “number one water quality problem.” To learn how you can be part of the solution, please join us as we explore successful stormwater management strategies used in three watersheds across the nation – Boone, NC, Willoughby, OH and Portland, OR.
Contact Jan Seago at 509.574.1584 for further information.
Indian Sovereignty – Plateau Culture
The purpose of this session is to inform the audience about the Centennial Accord issued from the Governor’s Office of Indian Affairs that recognizes the sovereign status of those treaty tribes in Washington State, and the Memorandum of Understanding signed between Washington State University and nine federally recognized tribes in the Plateau Region.
2004 Tour de l’Etat – Provost Bus Tour
What does the trend towards digitizing all of our information mean for the future of information access? Will we still need our “traditional” libraries? What will be the impact of the recent Google announcement about a project to scan and archive parts of the collections of some major research universities?
The program will feature a look at the present state of the digital information revolution as it pertains to libraries at academic institutions and organizations.
Guests include: David Seaman, Director of the Digital Library Federation; Peter Young, director of the National Agricultural Library and Ginny Steele, director of libraries for Washington State University. This national broadcast is being produced in cooperation with the American Distance Education Consortium as part of their IDEAL3 distance learning project.
Digital libraries Web site
The 4-H Afterschool Program – A Virtual Tour
Pat BoyEs, Program Director, 4H/Youth Development, Washington State
This national broadcast will highlight examples of successful 4H Afterschool programs from Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Washington State and will feature pre-produced video segments to highlight some premiere programs.
4-H Afterschool Program Web site
Crop Insurance Program
This program will introduce AGR-Lite and explain how it came to be, why it is good public policy and a good business practice. We¹ll take a look at the future agriculture business climate and why risk management is vital to a farm business. We¹ll walk through an example application of AGR-Lite and finally we¹ll get an insurance context to revenue insurance and talk about the accounting and tax issues around managing revenue.
Global University Engagement Through Higher Education
Improving Community Involvement in Watershed Restoration
The Pacific Northwest Regional Water Quality Program presents the third satellite conference in the Watershed Issues Series. Through video clips and interactive panel discussions, three watershed groups will share the lessons learned and strategies used in stimulating community participation in watershed restoration and management planning.
Organic livestock: Principles, Practices, and Prospects
Ann Wells, NCAT/ATTRA – veterinarian, livestock information specialist
Mike Gamroth, Oregon State University – Extension Dairy Specialist
Thierry Pomerleau, Oregon Tilth
Joel Huesby, Organic livestock producer, Touchet, WA.
This national satellite broadcast will examine the basics of organic livestock production and the opportunities it presents. The broadcast is intended to help agricultural professionals (Extension, consultants, suppliers, veterinarians, etc.) become familiar with this growing sector of agriculture and to better answer questions and find resources on the topic.
Special Announcement Videostream
Dean Mike Tate and Associate Dean Linda Fox
Salmon Trade Adjustment Assistance “Train the Trainer”
Jon Newkirk, Dennis Fiess
Funding Watershed Restoration in the Pacific Northwest
To increase the sustainability of natural resource restoration projects as well as building capacity of watershed planning organizations, the Pacific Northwest Regional Water Quality Program is collaborating with the Environmental Finance Center (Center) at Boise State University to present a satellite conference on Funding Watershed Projects.
Living on the Edge: Grassroots Watershed Planning in the Pacific Northwest
Gain new perspectives on watershed planning, learn about new tools for collaborative planning and resource materials for watershed planning and restoration and hear about funding opportunities to help finance your efforts.The program features pre-recorded case study video clips on how different watersheds have handled their planning efforts as well as a live-1 hour panel discussion and a question and answer session involving all local sites.
CAHE / CE Fund Drive
Information Technology Infrastructure Plan Focus Group
State Conversation on Youth Development
This 4-H program brings together citizens from all of Washington’s 39 counties. It is hosted by Washington State 4-H, a WSU Cooperative Extension program. More than 100,000 youth and adults are participating in local, state and national conversations. During the conference, 4-H will establish state priorities. A delegation of state 4-H youth and volunteers will present these priorities at the National Conversation on Youth Development, in Washington D.C., in February.
Risk Management Education
Featured Guest: Jon Newkirk
This program will be directed at participants in 13 western states and is focused on providing them the details needed to successfully compete for grant dollars available through the Western Regional Risk Management Center, directed by Jon Newkirk.
Conversation with County Chairs
Designed as an interactive discussion with county chairs around a number of issues, such as advocacy for local Cooperative Extension programs, county advisory structures and strategic implementation plans. Louise Turner and Jim Lindstrom provide presentations on their approach to building a local advocacy group.
Cultural Consideration in Interview with Victims, Witnesses andChildren
As our communities become more culturally diverse, we face additional challenges in accurate and effective communication. This training is aimed primarily at law enforcement investigators, CPS workers, prosecutors, and their supervisors–who talk to victims and witnesses, including children, about sensitive and difficult topics, such as sexual assault and domestic violence.
Two expert instructors, David Arteaga and Alfranda Durr, presented the importance of understanding and acknowledging cultural diversity, the basics of culturally competent interviewing, and guidelines for the use of language interpreters.
Energy Conservation for Industrial/Manufacturing/ Satellite Teleconference/Workshop
On June 13, the Information Department cooperated with the Northwest Food Processors’ Association and the Industrial Customers of Northwest Utilities to produce “Energy Conservation for Industrial/ Manufacturing/ Satellite Teleconference/Workshop”
The three hour teleconference was viewed at sites in 11 Northwest cities in Washington, Idaho and Oregon. It featured speakers from companies and organizations in the these three states, including the WSU Cooperative Extension Energy Program.
The event was produced in cooperation with the Northwest Food Processors and the Industrial Customers of Northwest Utilities and was cosponsored by the Idaho and Oregon energy offices, the Washington State Office of Trade and Economic Development, the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, the Bonneville Power Administration, Associated Oregon Industries, Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry, and the Association of Washington Business.
The target audience for the event was manufacturing plant managers, engineers, maintenance personnel, energy coordinators, and others on the plant energy conservation team in the Food Processing, Forest Products, High-Tech, Metals, Plastics, Pulp & Paper industries. Over 190 individuals participated in the workshop.
Adjusted Gross Revenue – The Whole Farm Insurance Program
This new insurance protects producers against low revenue due to unavoidable causes. It provides coverage for multiple
WSU Cooperative Extension and the Spokane Regional Office of the USDA Risk Management Agency and local insurance companies are sponsoring the satellite conference to help producers meet the Jan. 31 closing date for purchase of the insurance.
On April 13, the video unit of the CAHE Information department was the lead producer for a national satellite conference called “IDEAL2″ in cooperation with the American Distance Education Consortium (ADEC). The program featured nationally known distance education experts like Brian Hawkins, president of Educause, and Carol Twigg, Director of the Pew Learning & Technology Program’s Center for Academic Transformation. The program also featured speakers from Cornell and West Virginia universities, four pre-produced case studies featuring different ADEC institutions and live remote studio sites in Chicago and Miami.
The program was viewed at over 50 sites nationally, with over 600 participants watching via satellite and almost another 200 viewed the program via videostreaming technology.
Alcohol Abuse & Campus Violence
A Teleconference produced at Washington State University explores the relationship between drinking and violence on college campuses in the 1990′s. Includes network news footage and research on causes and solutions. Explores impact on universities and communities and looks at ways to prevent incidents.