Helen Brooks, MM, Alcorn State University
Nina Boston, Information Technology, University of Arkansas
Charles Cox, Past Chair of PLC and Chair of PLN-EC, 4-H, Oklahoma State University
Paul Coreil, ASRED Representative, Louisiana State University
Carla Craycraft, Communications, University of Kentucky
Thelma J. Feaster, PSD and Member of PLN-EC, North Carolina A&T State University
Thelma Sanders-Hunter, FCS and Member of PLN-EC, Tennessee State University
Ed Jones, CD, North Carolina State University
Kent Rorie, PSD, University of Arkansas
Charles Shepphard, CD, Alcorn State University
Larry Turner, ASRED Advisor, University of Kentucky
Kathy Volanty, FCS, Texas A&M University
Joe Waldrum, PSD, University of Arkansas
Noland Williams, AEA Representative to PLC and PLN-EC, Kentucky State University
Dorothy Wilson, 4-H Youth Development, Langston University Ex-Officio:
Ron Brown, ASRED
Bonnie Teater, SRDC
Kathy Ibendahl, SRDC
Gloria Mosby, Chair of PLC and Member of PLN-EC, Communications, Prairie View A&M University
Louie Rivers, ANR, Kentucky State University (Marion Simon sat in on call)
Linda Williams-Willis, AEA Advisor to PLC and PLN-EC, Prairie View A&M University
Welcome and Introductions:
Ed Jones, Vice Chair, of PLN, chaired the meeting and welcomed all present. Minutes from the last meeting were approved.
Update on Revision of Historical Document:
Will look at them during the next call and approve them. Then they will go on the website.
CECP and e-Extension Updates:
Ron Brown reported that there was a conference call of the CECP Working Committee and that the group is looking into the total module review process. He also reported that the Charter has been approved and is available on the website. An interim tracking system is being developed by Kathy Ibendahl that will allow for updating the website. The module development committee is working out procedures and a guidebook that will provide for a 3 to 4 page guide. The group is looking at overlap in Competencies and will have the various Program Committees review and update. Brown indicated that there was an e-Extension update during the national meeting and they strongly endorsed e-Extension. In fact the group agreed to tax .8% (8/10 of 1 percent) of Smith Lever funds to support e-Extension. This would equate to $2.7 M. This was agreed to by consensus, and a formal vote will be taken later. Brown indicated that Carl O'Connor is taking the lead on funding and that he is taking the lead on program development and implementation. The group is meeting with Colleen Heffernan in Washington, and will meet March 30 and 31 to further the program development implementation and look at the pieces to involve a much broader part of the community.
Charles Cox reported that a note had been sent to all of the PLC Committee Chairs to determine interest in the Leadership Development team and he has received limited response. However, he is working with a group to further explore the needs. He reported that Thelma Hunter-Sanders is working on the Obesity task force.
Ross Love will be replaced by ANR and a new person named during their April meeting. Marion Simon reported on behalf of the group. She indicated that ANR will be meeting in Washington on April 26-28, (joint at NASULGC with NC). The group has various modules for CECP.
Carla Craycraft indicated that the Communications Committee has not had a meeting since the last call. However, there are groups working on CECP modules as outlined in their Plan of Work. She also reported the Media Relations modules is currently up and is being reviewed and will be updated.
- Community Development
Ed Jones and Charles Shepphard reported on behalf of the CD Committee. They reported that Alan Barefield has been working on the competencies. They also reported a major effort of organizing CD Extension professionals into a national organization-National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP).
- 4-H Youth Development
Charles Cox and Dorothy Wilson reported that 4-H had a biennal meeting in New Orleans with close to 200 persons in attendance. The group spent a significant amount of time at that meeting on CECP, and they reported that there is a need for their specialists to come together to learn about CECP. Charles did a presentation and he indicated that about ¼ had heard of CECP and of that total group maybe 1/8 had ever been to the CECP campus. There was also had an opportunity to demonstrate through one of the workshops and that session ended up into a CECP session. Charles is working on some 4-H risk management topics and working toward developing a course for CECP.
Thelma Sanders-Hunter and Kathy Volant reported that FCS leaders had a conference call on January 9. They reported that their Committee is working on various modules and have various committees working on the following: Nutrition/Health and Food Safety. They reported that EFNEP lost a large percentage of their funds and they are working to restore those funds. FCS leaders will meet during the summer and it was consensus was that they want to have a face-to-face meeting to work on module development.
- Information Technology
Nina Boston reported on progress with CECP. She also reported that 5 individuals have been identified to represent 1890 institutions on the IT committee. She also requested confirmation that Ross Love will continue to be the IT committee advisor. Brown will check with ASRED leadership. PLC requested that Boston and her committee address the issue of Spam and bring forward a possible solution to the problem.
- Middle Management
Helen Brooks and Kent Rorie reported that there was a recent Southern Region MAP conference with 47 participants from 8 states. They also requested that Urban Contacts be named from the Southern region so that contact could be made with them for a meeting in August.
- Program and Staff Development
Thelma Feaster and Joe Waldrum. They reported that there was a February 5 conference call and they did discuss many of the items listed in our Plan of Work. The group is continuing to work on CECP modules with a goal to have them completed by August. The SEAL conference held in Atlanta was quite successful. They also reported that their February 5 meeting was held by video and audio conferencing.
2004 Meeting Update:
Brown and Teater reported that they are looking at the agenda and overlap between ASRED/AEA and PLN. A more detailed report will be provided during the next meeting.
Next Meeting-May 20, 9:00 a.m. Central