FSLI Cohort 15 Second Year Webinar Series - Shared screen with speaker view
Some of our discussion about "service" in the name has been in the context of how much of the educators time is spent on education versus individual consulting
Joseph H. Sullivan
So as we move on I'll just say we view extension primarily as education (teaching) not service in the sense that all of our faculty have to have a service component as part of the big 3 - RTS
Our university touts its ranking in the "nation's best buy" list so affordability is definitely a focus as is accessibility. We have less restrictive admission requirements than many.
Purdue similarly touts it's affordability - sell the ranking you win?
Some what yes
Isn't the ranking model getting better for affordability because they are giving points for number of Pell grant recipients?
Unfortunately one of the data points in determining rankings is admission rates. This directly affects the mission of "serving all students".
Our access improved with COVID because we had to give out millions more in financial aid to try and reach our freshmen enrollment target
When we go to Washington, D.C. every March (except this year) to do "the Ask" for funding for Land Grant Universities through APLU, sharing our accomplishments with the Congressional members & their staff is important for showing that we are helping the Senators' constituents/voters. They will be more open to funding us if we're helping the people that voted them to be there.
Miss. State is still very accessible to state-wide students
Articulated agreements could help
We had that guaranteed program at Virginia tech also and it helped us get lots of transfers in CALS
Or boycotting as a nation the Us News and World Reports ; )
NDSU is very accessible but has been struggling with low enrollment for the past few years
Joseph H. Sullivan
Desmond - my daughter actually did their bridge program and was very successful
Yes, we use articulation agreements for admission at junior level.
We're also affordable to many out-of-state students. Nearly half of the undergrad population is out-of-state.
Nebraska is too.
Joe - glad to hear that.
KSU is test optional this year as well and we have 2+2/articulation options with state community colleges.
When I was at WSU, we had about 17 articulation agreements with CC's for 2+2
The authors make that point that we are to blame but not educating our students.
Agree, there should be a land-grant orientation at hire, intentional student engagement, and ongoing land-grant accountability
Many President's get coached-up about Land-grant mission and give it lip service but do they live it in their day to day?
I wonder that as well. They like to say we're present in all the counties but it can be a challenge to get them to advocate for funding for off-campus personnel.
Dean Cathann Kress coined that term and it has been incredibly hepful
@Damona— true and to get them to consider main campus decisions impact on off-campus personnel and the communities served.
Good book! Good discussion. Gotta Bolt! TTL
Good to see everyone...until next time
Great discussion….have to go for another meeting
Great point Steve…teaching excellence and access to learning
Thanks for an excellent discussion. Its instructive for non-LGs as well.
Teaching also through links with 4-H, FFA, etc. that feed children into LGU's
Thanks for the great discussion! Nice job, Damona, David, and Steve!
Extension educators are part of the teaching excellence but the depth of knowledge and experiential application of research and teaching is often understated and misunderstood.
Joseph H. Sullivan
Ditto - great job and discussion - all stay well!
thanks all, another zoom calls
Great job David, Damona,and Steve. Thank you.
@David, it is all three working together and being integrated. True story!
Sorry all, I have an administrative meeting to switch to. GREAT Conversation. Accolades to the facilitators.
Yes, well done Damona, Steve, and David! Thank you!
Great conversation and thank you for preparing/leading/sharing Damona, Steve and David
Thanks for the conversation everyone. It was great to see all of you today. Best wishes.
Great discussion! Thanks Damona, Steve, and David for the time reviewing and sharing these important perspectives!