In this week’s issue:
- Vice Provost Awards for Excellence and Alberta B. Johnston Award Winners
- Governor Kate Brown Appoints Ana Gomez to the Council on Educator Advancement
- OSU Extension Web Upgrade Project
- Extension Online Enrollment Initiative
- EESC Welcomes Alan Dennis
- See who Walked the Walk last week!
Vice Provost Awards for Excellence and Alberta B. Johnston Award Winners
On April 12th the University Division of Outreach and Engagement will recognize a group of outstanding teams and individuals. The event will be livestreamed from the OSU campus in Corvallis. To watch it live, visit http://live.oregonstate.edu/
Congratulations to our award winners.
Alberta B. Johnston Awards
Alberta B. Johnston Award for Excellence in Extension Education
Clive Kaiser— Extension Service, Umatilla County, Department of Horticulture, Oregon Wine Research Institute
Alberta B. Johnston Award for Extension Leadership
Lyla Houglum—Extension Service Special Initiatives, Executive Director,
Western Extension Directors Association
Vice Provost Awards of Excellence
Lindsay Davis— Extension Service, Clatsop County
Mark Farley— Hatfield Marine Science Center, Oregon Sea Grant
Attitudes for Success – Youth Leadership Program
Patricia Dawson— Extension Service, Umatilla County, 4-H Youth Development
Bill Broderick— Extension Service, Morrow County, etired
PROMISE Internship Program
Charlene Martinez—Diversity and Cultural Engagement
Gabriel Merrell—Office of Equal Opportunity and Access
Binh Le—Office of Equal Opportunity and Access
Mayela Delatorre—Diversity and Cultural Engagement
Maira Rodriguez—Human Development and
Jonathan Stoll—Corvallis Community Outreach
Reagan Le—Diversity and Cultural Engagement
Online Teaching Innovation: Credit Based
3-D Biology Courses
Andrew Bouwman—Department of Integrative Biology, College of Science
Genevieve Weber—Department of Botany and Plant
Pathology, College of Agricultural Sciences
Online Teaching Innovation: Non-Credit
PACE (Professional and Continuing Education) Corporate Training Initiative
Amanda Engel—Extended Campus
Open Educational Resources Innovation
OSU Open Access Textbook Initiative
Faye A. Chadwell—OSU Libraries & Press Administration
Dianna Fisher—Open Oregon State
Tom Booth—OSU Libraries & Press Administration
Lynn D. Dierking—College of Education
John H. Falk—College of Education
Nancy L. Staus—College of Education
Jennifer N. Wyld—College of Education
George G. Waldbusser—Ocean Ecology and Biogeochemistry, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences
Culture of Engagement Award
College of Public Health and Human Sciences
Governor Kate Brown Appoints Ana Gomez to the Council on Educator Advancement
Governor Kate Brown announced her appointments to the Council on Educator Advancement. The Governor’s office received more than 200 nominations for this council and 17 were chosen to be members of the Council. Ana Gomez of Oregon State University Open Campus and CL@SE was one of those 17 who were selected.
The Council was established by Executive Order to make recommendations to ensure open access to relevant, high quality, and culturally responsive professional development for all Oregon educators.
Congratulations to Ana for being selected to serve Oregon educators in this role.
OSU Extension Web Upgrade Project
What do you believe our Extension website could be?
Over the past few weeks, your Extension web steering committee has been actively engaged in the research phase of the OSU Extension web upgrade project.
As you know, the goal of this project is to make our next generation of OSU Extension websites user-driven and truly awesome. We want OSU Extension’s web presence to become a go-to, trusted resource. And knowing that people often turn online for answers, we want to be sure they find us (even if they don’t know they should be searching for “Extension”).
What does awesome look like?
Hear what the steering committee thinks. What do you believe our website could be? Let us know in the comments, and watch for a brief employee survey this spring where you can provide more feedback.
What can you do to help?
Keep doing good work on your current websites. Respond to the survey. Stay tuned for more information and opportunities. Let us know what questions you have.
What has happened lately?
- We talked with Extension program leaders and regional administrators. They shared some innovative ideas, and other useful feedback.
- We’re working with the OSU College of Business’s marketing research team (Close to the Customer, C2C). They’re helping us look outward and inward for ideas on where and how people are getting the kind of information OSU Extension can provide.
- We’re gathering basic data and analytics on our current websites. And we’re gathering ideas and examples from our peers and competitors.
If you have questions at any time, please contact EESC (or by phone: 541-737-3311), or anyone on the steering committee.
Extension Online Enrollment Initiative
PACE is committed to helping all Extension county and districts obtain online enrollment access for all programs by 12/31/16. There are no intake windows and we are welcoming all programs, courses, events, workshops. PACE has increased flexibility and scaled up resources to support this Extension initiative. The process begins by submitting an online registration setup request and PACE will follow-up within 24 hours to confirm the information and start working on the request.
EESC Welcomes Alan Dennis
From Jennifer Alexander:
I’m happy to announce that Alan Dennis will join the EESC team as a multimedia tech designer on April 4.
As a member of our multimedia and visual design team, he will be creating educational, interactive multimedia and visual objects that support education and outreach projects for statewide OSU Extension programs. He’ll also help us explore ways to use innovative and emerging visual technologies to tell our outreach, engagement, and research stories.
Alan comes to us from OSU’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, where he has extensive experience developing videos, animations, and interactive visualizations that explain CEOAS’s world-class earth sciences work and tell the stories of the scientists behind it. He’s also an active member of OSU’s unmanned systems initiative and has experience in 3D design and printing.
Please help us welcome Alan to EESC and our Division.
See who Walked the Walk last week!
Thanks for joining in the fun!
Save the Date: National Walk at Lunch Day is Wednesday, April 27th! Wear your sneakers to work (don’t forget this time) and plan a walk in your office or join the fun at Ballard around NOON.
Here are pictures from the folks who walked and sent in photos!