Program Leadership Committee
Conference Call
April 3, 2003

Charles Cox, 4-H, Oklahoma State University, Chair
Robert Fehr, CIT, University of Kentucky
Thelma Hunter-Sanders, FCS, Tennessee State University
Ed Jones, CRD, North Carolina State University
Ross Love, ANR, Oklahoma State University
Gloria Mosby, CIT, Prairie View A&M University
Kent Rorie, MM, University of Arkansas
Charles Sheppherd, CRD, Alcorn State University
Kathy Volanty, FCS, Texas A&M University
Joe Waldrum, PSD, University of Arkansas
Carolyn Nobles, Executive Committee Chair, Prairie View A&M University
David Foster, 1862 Advisor, Oklahoma State University
Bonnie Teater, SRDC, Ex Officio

Minutes were approved.

1862 Administrative Advisor's Report:
David Foster reported that ASRED had just completed their semi-annual meeting in Florida. The group approved an overlap with the fall AEA and ASRED meeting and encouraged directors to come early to interact with PLC. There was some joint time included in the meetings.

e-Extension Report:
In the absence of Ron Brown, Dave Foster reported that e-Extension is moving forward and has been fairly intense during the last two months. Reports have been made to numerous groups, including SAAS, PILD, CSREES staff, CAREET and the Administrative Heads, and ESCOP. Following an endorsement at the National Extension Directors and Administrators meeting, the team is in the process of developing a business plan. He mentioned that there is still some divergence of opinion about whether the system should be fee-based or not, but this will be resolved to serve the common good. He indicated that CSREES has agreed to Provide some additional funds for development of the business plan, revision of the e-Extension website, development of a demonstration, development of descriptive information documents, and related activities.

CECP Report:
Dave Foster reported that CECP is moving along more slowly than e-Extension and encouraged Committees to be prepared to demonstrate one or two modules during the August meeting. Charles indicated that he had a message from Ron Brown indicating that each Committee needed to move forward and be prepared to have demos ready in August. This is consistent with the plan prepared and communicated by the CECP Design Team in November.

Charles requested an update from each of the Committees and it became apparent that all are not exactly sure of the expectations. Additionally, budget reductions and other actions have resulted in the need to refocus on our goals. Overall, the goal is for PLC to be the leadership structure that ensures curriculum materials that are high in quality and are developed cooperatively in a format that can be shared among the states in the region. Development of modules by the PCs to demonstrate in August, along with modifications to the CECP Guidebook will enable us to regain focus. In the interim, work will take place to facilitate the formation of teams that are led by appropriate subject matter persons and which have benefit of expertise from other PCs, particularly, PSD and CIT.

Annual Work Plans:
Charles reported that the web-based AWP template was on the web and encouraged Committee representatives to visit the site and begin developing plans on-line so that any issues can be resolved prior to its formal implementation during the August meetings. It was noted that we should add a statement about who submitted the plan and a box for deleting items.

CIT Proposal:
The subject of the proposal to ASRED and AEA was brought up and it was determined that it was not submitted for approval during the ASRED meeting. Dr. Foster suggested that we determine the status and try to get approval through the two associations.

Committee Reports:

Agriculture and Natural ResourcesRoss Love
The ANR will have a mid-year meeting next week in Texas.

Communications and Information TechnologyRobert Fehr / Gloria Mosby
The Committee has been working on CECP details and taxonomy.

Community DevelopmentEd Jones / Charles Sheppherd
The Community Development Committee is involved in identifying training needs for the next year and will spend time on that issue during upcoming meetings. Also, it was reported that further discussion on multi-state GIS training would be discussed in depth during the August meeting.

Family and Consumer SciencesThelma Hunter-Sanders / Kathy Volanty
It was reported that the Committee had not met since the PLC last meeting. However, there are four groups that are working to identify core competencies.

4-H Youth DevelopmentCharles Cox
Charles Cox reported that the Committee is working on the Rural Development grant funded from USDA to the National 4-H Council. Each state received $25,000 to support efforts. The group is working with specialists across the region to identify core competencies.

Middle ManagementKent Rorie
The Southern Region Middle Manager's conference is scheduled for April 7-11, 2003 in Roanoke. During that meeting the group will further discuss core competencies.

Program and Staff DevelopmentJoe Waldrum
Joe indicated that the committee will need to set up a conference call shortly to be sure that everyone is on the same page regarding modules.

Executive Committee:
Carolyn Nobles reported that she would be setting up a conference call. It was noted that some members are absent and in this new system, the Executive Committee needs to address those issues.

August 2003 Agenda:


Sunday, August 24
4:00 p.m. SR-PLC Meeting
5:00 SR-PLC Meeting with Committee Chairs and Vice Chairs
6:00 SR-PLC Executive Committee Meeting
Monday, August 25

n SR-PLN Overview
n Executive Committee Review—Carolyn Nobles
n SR-PLC Review—Charles Cox
n CECP/e-Extension—Ron Brown

9:45 Break
10:15 Program Committees Meet
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 Program Committees Meet
5:00 Committee Night Out
Tuesday, August 26
8:00 a.m. Program Committees Meet (some joint time)
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 Program Committees Meeting (some joint time)
2:45 Break
3:15 Program Committees Prepare Recommendations to SR-PLC
—Provide electronic version of recommendations

Joint Reception (SR-PLN, AEA, ASRED)

State Night Out

Wednesday, August 27
7:00 a.m. SR-PLC Meeting to act on recommendations and finalize report to AEA and ASRED
8:30 Program Committees Meet (AEA and ASRED meets with committees)
—Prepare Annual Work Plan
9:45 Break
10:15 General Session (SR-PLN)
n Introduction to Modules
n Demonstration of Modules
n PLC Recommendations to Directors/Administrators (action will come in business meeting later)
n Emerging Issue Presentation: National Security Issue
12:00 p.m. Lunch (AEA/ASRED)
1:00 Joint AEA and ASRED Meeting
2:45 Break
3:15 Separate AEA and ASRED Meetings
Thursday, August 28
8:00 a.m. Separate AEA and ASRED Meetings

Conference Calls:
June 5, 9:00 Central / 10:00 Eastern

August 7, 9:00 Central / 10:00 Eastern

Call Number: 662-325-8448