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Perspectives Of Extension Agents And Farmers Toward Multifunctional Agriculture In The United States Corn Belt, John W. Doudna, Matthew E. O'Neal, John C. Tyndall, Matthew J. Helmers 2015 Iowa State University

Perspectives Of Extension Agents And Farmers Toward Multifunctional Agriculture In The United States Corn Belt, John W. Doudna, Matthew E. O'Neal, John C. Tyndall, Matthew J. Helmers

Entomology Publications

We surveyed the perspectives of farmers, crop professionals, and Extension agents and found that they have positive perspectives concerning multifunctional agriculture, including a positive effect of a nearby prairie to cropland productivity. The survey was conducted in central Iowa and included individuals predominantly from Iowa involved in commodity research and production. Our results are preliminary and provide a baseline for further research into the perspectives of change agents in the U.S. Corn Belt. They also provide insight into similarities among key links in the diffusion of innovation chain.


A University And Community Partnership For Enhancing Rural Business Performance And Sustainability: The Iowa Retail Initiative, Linda S. Niehm, Jessica L. Hurst, Hui Tan 2015 Iowa State University

A University And Community Partnership For Enhancing Rural Business Performance And Sustainability: The Iowa Retail Initiative, Linda S. Niehm, Jessica L. Hurst, Hui Tan

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Rural communities and businesses are in need of fresh approaches aimed at enhancing business and community growth, entrepreneurship, resilient response to change, and sustainability. To address the need for a more coordinated approach to rural retail business assistance, we proposed and received significant funding for a university-community partnership model called the Iowa Retail Initiative (IRI). The IRI unites university researchers, faculty, Extension professionals, students, and community partners to fulfill the university’s land grant vision of combining science, technology, and creativity to improve the quality of life in Iowa by creating thriving rural communities.


A Mixed-Methods (Quantitative-Qualitative) Study To Identify The Perceived Level Of, Zeky Zardo 2015 Brandman University

A Mixed-Methods (Quantitative-Qualitative) Study To Identify The Perceived Level Of, Zeky Zardo

Dissertations

Different approaches to developing leaders have been established through various forms of self-assessment, action learning, and education and training activities (Smither et al., 2005). The existing body of research on the impact and success of college and university leadership development programs focuses heavily on undergraduate leadership programs and not graduate-level programs such as the Master of Business Administration (MBA) or the doctorate. The purpose of this mixed-methods (quantitative–qualitative) study was to identify the perceived level of transformational leadership skill development by students enrolled in a doctoral program in organizational leadership. In addition, it was the purpose of this study ...


An Exploration Of Recognition Of Prior Learning In Irish Higher Education: Social Responsibility And Lifelong Learning, Deirdre Goggin, Irene A. Sheridan Dr, Phil O'Leary 2015 Extended Campus, Cork Institute of Technology, Cork, Ireland

An Exploration Of Recognition Of Prior Learning In Irish Higher Education: Social Responsibility And Lifelong Learning, Deirdre Goggin, Irene A. Sheridan Dr, Phil O'Leary

Conference Papers

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process whereby evidence of learning that has taken place prior to enrolment on a programme of study is recognised and given value in the context of a destination award. In general terms, this includes the identification, recognition, evidencing and valuing of formal, non-formal and informal learning. RPL is used as a mechanism to facilitate participation in higher education. RPL is also of relevance to the workplace and those seeking to re-enter work as it supports the inclusion of work based and situated learning in formal academic programmes. In establishing the current landscape relating ...


Extensibility - Validation Of Workplace Learning In Higher Education - Examples And Considerations, Deirdre Goggin, Stephen Cassidy, Irene Sheridan, Phil O'Leary 2015 Extended Campus, Cork Institute of Technology, Cork, Ireland

Extensibility - Validation Of Workplace Learning In Higher Education - Examples And Considerations, Deirdre Goggin, Stephen Cassidy, Irene Sheridan, Phil O'Leary

Conference Papers

The importance of effective curriculum design and development in structuring and supporting learners in their knowledge attainment has been outlined in the writings of Tyler (1949) [1] which supports the approach adopted in European Higher Education stemming from the 1999 Bologna Declaration (European Commission, 2009). These structures are assisted in part by national and European qualification frameworks and the Dublin descriptors which are explicit of the variances in knowledge, skill and competence as one progresses in higher education and training. In addition, the inclusion of learning outcomes and programme objectives in the development of comprehensive curricula has been linked to ...


The Cit Extended Campus Model, Irene Sheridan, Daithí Fallon, Deirdre Goggin 2015 Extended Campus, Cork Institute of Technology, Cork, Ireland

The Cit Extended Campus Model, Irene Sheridan, Daithí Fallon, Deirdre Goggin

Conference Papers

In 2006 the Higher Education Authority (HEA) in Ireland released a call for proposals under its Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF). The OECD (2004) review of higher education in Ireland had made a compelling case for reform of third and fourth level education in Ireland. In the context of increasingly difficult economic circumstances the SIF became an important driver for investment and reform of higher education. One projects funded under the SIF was the Education in Employment project focused on ensuring that higher education can serve the learning needs of those in the workplace, in a partnership model which recognises the ...


Ianr Historical Background: Pertaining To The Creation And Operation Of The University Of Nebraska Institute Of Agriculture And Natural Resources, Alan R. Moeller 2015 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Ianr Historical Background: Pertaining To The Creation And Operation Of The University Of Nebraska Institute Of Agriculture And Natural Resources, Alan R. Moeller

IANR News Releases

The University of Nebraska Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR/Institute), established at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), was created by the Nebraska Legislature in 1973 through passage of Legislative Bill (LB) 149. The Institute was then activated April 1, 1974, to replace what had been known as the College of Agriculture since 1909. IANR was created following more than a decade of discussions, proposals, and controversies over the lack of prominence and limited voice of the College of Agriculture in the decision-making processes of the University of Nebraska. Individuals and organizations in Nebraska agriculture were concerned that the ...


An Exploration Of Higher Education Engagement With Small And Medium Enterprise In Ireland, Irene Sheridan, Margaret Linehan 2015 Extended Campus, Cork Institute of Technology, Cork, Ireland

An Exploration Of Higher Education Engagement With Small And Medium Enterprise In Ireland, Irene Sheridan, Margaret Linehan

Conference Papers

Higher education institutions are increasingly expected to support regional economic development through knowledge generation and exchange in collaboration with enterprise and industry. In many geographies small and medium industries form the backbone of regional economies and present best opportunities for employment and export growth. While it is understood that working with higher education learning and research expertise can contribute to competitiveness and success for small enterprises, the reality is that many enterprises experience barriers to these partnerships (Collier, Grey, & Ahn, 2011). Barriers relating to cultural differences, inaccessibility, resources and funding availabilities have been reported. Dadameah & Costello (2011) report that SMEs ...


A Current Overview Of Recognition Of Prior Learning (Rpl) In Irish Higher Education, Phil O'Leary, Deirdre Goggin, Irene Sheridan 2015 Extended Campus, Cork Institute of Technology, Cork, Ireland

A Current Overview Of Recognition Of Prior Learning (Rpl) In Irish Higher Education, Phil O'Leary, Deirdre Goggin, Irene Sheridan

Conference Papers

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process whereby learning that has taken place prior to enrolment on a programme of study is explored, recognised and given value in the context of a destination award. In general terms this includes the recognition, evidencing and valuing of relevant and current formal, non-formal and informal learning. A broad aim of RPL is to encourage people to enter or re-enter formal education and to achieve qualifications through sensitive and accessible pathways. This is very much in keeping with the concept of lifelong learning as defined by Behringer and Coles (2003) as ‘learning activity ...


An Extension Case Study In Institutional Innovation: Microfinance Intermediary Formation, Mark A. Edelman 2015 Iowa State University

An Extension Case Study In Institutional Innovation: Microfinance Intermediary Formation, Mark A. Edelman

Economics Publications

An institutional innovation process led by Extension created a statewide microfinance intermediary. The intermediary provides business technical assistance and microloans to entrepreneurs having difficulty securing conventional credit but having workable business plans. The process included (1) gathering indicators of a problem; (2) formation of a steering committee of relevant interests to study the concerns; (3) a search for alternative solutions and assessment of probable consequences; and (4) emergence of an institutional strategy for addressing gaps. A business plan was implemented over 5 years. The collaboration created new opportunities on multiple levels for Extension problem-solving impacts and outcomes.


An Exploration Of Rpl In Higher Education In Ireland With Particular Focus On Quality Assurance, Deirdre Goggin, Irene Sheridan, Phil O'Leary 2015 Extended Campus, Cork Institute of Technology, Cork, Ireland

An Exploration Of Rpl In Higher Education In Ireland With Particular Focus On Quality Assurance, Deirdre Goggin, Irene Sheridan, Phil O'Leary

Conference Papers

This paper focuses on examining the practice of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) a provision which allows a learner present previously acquired relevant learning for assessment for credit. In general all forms of learning are formally recognised within an RPL system which includes informal, non formal and formal learning. The key misconception within higher education can be that RPL requires a different quality assurance system than that of conventional assessment methods.

This paper explores current assessment policies and practices in Ireland with a particular focus on the structural realities required to deliver good practice with RPL provision for summative purposes ...


University Of Nebraska- Lincoln: Fact Book, 2015 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

University Of Nebraska- Lincoln: Fact Book

Papers, Publications, & Presentations for University of Nebraska-Lincoln Administration

Fact Book Table of Contents

Front Cover............................................................. 1

Introduction ........................................... 2

Table of Contents.................................................................. 4

General Information

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Core Values (LEADERS)................................... 7

The Role of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln ....................................... 8

The Missions of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln ......................................... 8

Teaching........................................................................................................... 9

Research.................................................................................................. 10

Service........................................................................................... 10

Institutional and Professional Accreditations................................................. 11

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Administrative Organization Chart .................. 14

Student Credit Hours (SCH)

Total SCH: Fall Semester Since 1979 ...................................................... 15

Total SCH: Spring Semester Since 1993 .......................................................... 16

SCH by College and Course Level, Fall and Spring Semester, 5 Year Trend ... 17

SCH by College and Course Level, Fall Semester, 5 Year Trend ...


Engagement Management: A Case Study Of The Criteria And Processes Used To Identify, Evaluate, And Communicate Program Expectations For University Partnerships, Frederick E. Powers 2015 University of Denver

Engagement Management: A Case Study Of The Criteria And Processes Used To Identify, Evaluate, And Communicate Program Expectations For University Partnerships, Frederick E. Powers

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Over the years, American public university outreach and engagement programs and activities have been defined and managed in many different ways and at varying levels within the institutions. Some universities clearly define complex outreach and engagement objectives and visions in their mission and throughout the fabric of the institution; while other university's outreach and engagement objectives and visions are less refined and not as evident to the casual observer (Bonnen, 1998). While much has been studied and developed in terms of establishing and managing a university's outreach activities, very little research has been conducted with respect to the ...


Cover Crop Adoption In Iowa: The Role Of Perceived Practice Characteristics, J. G. Arbuckle Jr., G. Roesch-McNally 2015 Iowa State University

Cover Crop Adoption In Iowa: The Role Of Perceived Practice Characteristics, J. G. Arbuckle Jr., G. Roesch-Mcnally

Sociology Publications

Cover crops are widely viewed by the soil and water conservation community to be an effective means for reducing soil erosion and nutrient loss and increasing soil health, yet relatively few farmers have adopted the practice. Despite the widespread recognition of cover crops' benefits and increased promotional efforts, there have been very few peer-reviewed studies focused on farmer perspectives on or adoption of cover crops. This study, which analyzed data from a survey and in-depth interviews with Iowa farmers, examined the roles that perceived practice characteristics, perspectives on potential facilitating factors, and crop and livestock diversity play in cover crop ...


Feed Efficiency: An Assessment Of Current Knowledge From A Voluntary Subsample Of The Swine Industry, Josh R. Flohr, Mike D. Tokach, Joel M. DeRouchey, Robert D. Goodband, Steve S. Dritz, Jim L. Nelssen, John F. Patience 2014 Kansas State University

Feed Efficiency: An Assessment Of Current Knowledge From A Voluntary Subsample Of The Swine Industry, Josh R. Flohr, Mike D. Tokach, Joel M. Derouchey, Robert D. Goodband, Steve S. Dritz, Jim L. Nelssen, John F. Patience

Animal Science Publications

A voluntary sample of pork producers and advisers to the swine industry were surveyed about feed efficiency. The questionnaire was designed to accomplish three objectives: (a) determine the level of knowledge related to feed efficiency topics, (b) identify production practices used that influence feed efficiency, and (c) identify information gaps requiring additional knowledge to further improve feed efficiency. Results suggest that many practices that improve feed efficiency are used in production, but gaps in information and knowledge exist across demographics of respondents. Extension education should be expanded to provide more information in an easy-to-access format for the swine industry.


Facilitating External Engagement And Developing Industry-Focused Programmes In Cork Institute Of Technology, Irene Sheridan, Deirdre Goggin, Daithí Fallon 2014 Extended Campus, Cork Institute of Technology, Cork, Ireland

Facilitating External Engagement And Developing Industry-Focused Programmes In Cork Institute Of Technology, Irene Sheridan, Deirdre Goggin, Daithí Fallon

Conference Papers

As organisations focus on economic indicators and return on investment their approaches to learning and development opportunities are transformed. In a challenging, competitive climate there is a need to ensure that long and short term benefits are maximised. While engagement is often presented as a third mission of universities, encompassing the full range of external interactions with enterprises, individuals and communities, separate and distinct from the first two missions of teaching and research, is only effective if it is closely interlinked with them.

Vorley and Nelles (2008) describe the third mission as a ‘thread that has the capacity to weave ...


The Case Of Vpl And Industry Focused Programmes In Cork Institute Of Technology, Deirdre Goggin, Irene Sheridan, Daithí Fallon, Tim Horgan 2014 Extended Campus, Cork Institute of Technology, Cork, Ireland

The Case Of Vpl And Industry Focused Programmes In Cork Institute Of Technology, Deirdre Goggin, Irene Sheridan, Daithí Fallon, Tim Horgan

Conference Papers

As organisations focus on economic indicators and return on investment their approaches to learning and development opportunities are transformed. In a challenging, competitive climate there is a need to ensure that the long and short term benefits are maximised. This masterclass describes the experience and issues raised for Cork Institute of Technology, a Higher Education Institution (HEI) in Ireland in implementing programmes developed in partnership with industry which are mutually beneficial and maintain academic standards. It also addresses the enablers, challenges and barriers in customised course development.


The Virtual Extension Annual Conference: Addressing Contemporary Professional Development Needs, Nancy K. Franz, Robin Brekke, Deborah M. Coates, Cathann Kress, Julie M. Hlas 2014 Iowa State University

The Virtual Extension Annual Conference: Addressing Contemporary Professional Development Needs, Nancy K. Franz, Robin Brekke, Deborah M. Coates, Cathann Kress, Julie M. Hlas

Education Publications

Extension systems are experimenting with new models for conducting professional development to enhance staff competence and other returns on professional development investments. The ISUEO virtual annual conference provides a successful flipped classroom model of asynchronous and synchronous learning events for conducting an Extension annual conference. The lessons learned and emerging promising practices from our experiment will help Extension systems better meet the professional development needs of today's Extension workers by providing new learning models and technology they can incorporate into their practice.


University Of Nebraska- Lincoln: Fact Book 2013-2014, 2014 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

University Of Nebraska- Lincoln: Fact Book 2013-2014

Papers, Publications, & Presentations for University of Nebraska-Lincoln Administration

Fact Book Table of Contents

Cover Photo Captions................................................. 1

Introduction................................................................................................. 2

Table of Contents................................................... 3

General Information

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Core Values (LEADERS)................................... 6

The Role of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln .............................................. 7

The Missions of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln ......................................... 7

Teaching..................................................................................... 8

Research............................................................................ 9

Service................................................................................................... 9

Institutional and Professional Accreditations ................................................. 10

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Administrative Organization Chart ................. 13

Student Credit Hours (SCH)

Total SCH: Fall Semester Since 1979 ............................................................ 14

Total SCH: Spring Semester Since 1993 ....................................................... 15

SCH by College and Course Level, Fall and Spring Semester, 5 Year Trend ..... 16

SCH by College and Course Level, Fall Semester, 5 Year ...


Understanding Corn Belt Farmer Perspectives On Climate Change To Inform Engagement Strategies For Adaptation And Mitigation, J. G. Arbuckle Jr., J. Hobbs, A. Loy, L. W. Morton, L. W. Prokopy, J. Tyndall 2014 Iowa State University

Understanding Corn Belt Farmer Perspectives On Climate Change To Inform Engagement Strategies For Adaptation And Mitigation, J. G. Arbuckle Jr., J. Hobbs, A. Loy, L. W. Morton, L. W. Prokopy, J. Tyndall

Sociology Publications

Development of extension and outreach that effectively engage farmers in climate change adaptation and/or mitigation activities can be informed by an improved understanding of farmers' perspectives on climate change and related impacts. This research employed latent class analysis (LCA) to analyze data from a survey of 4,778 farmers from 11 US Corn Belt states. The research focused on two related research questions: (1) to what degree do farmers differ on key measures of beliefs about climate change, experience with extreme weather, perceived risks to agriculture, efficacy, and level of support for public and private adaptive and mitigative action ...


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