Metropolitan Extension Best Practices: What is our research base?
Wednesday Nov 18, 2015 12-1 pm PDT.
Within the last couple of years, the role, visibility, and impact of extension programs in urban and metropolitan communities has received increasing attention: the Western Center for Metropolitan Extension and Research (WCMER) and the National Urban Extension Leaders (NUEL) network were formed, A National Framework for Urban Extension was developed and adopted by the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP). Additionally, across the nation Extension programs are critically assessing and evaluating their programs and developing new models of delivery for Extension in metropolitan communities.
With this as a backdrop, a WCMER research fellow conducted an extensive literature review of peer-reviewed articles, reports, factsheets, and other appropriate literature. These were compiled into and EndNote database and categorized by topic and program areas. Once finalized, WCMER will make this database accessible to the public.
This webinar will present the findings of this literature review, demonstrate how the articles are organized within the database, provide a brief overview of how to use EndNote, and discuss how these data will be used in upcoming publications and research opportunities.
Marie Ruemenapp has worked for Michigan State University (MSU) Extension for 29 years in various educational and administrative positions. She is currently assigned to the MSU Extension Director’s Office as part of the organizational development team working on special assignments. Prior to her current role, Marie served in two administrative roles in Southeast Michigan. From 2010 to May 2015 she was the district coordinator for Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties which encompass the greater Detroit metropolitan area. In this role, she provided administrative leadership for 11 Extension offices that housed approximately 125 staff. From 2005 to 2010, Marie held the positon of Regional Director for Southeast Michigan, a 13 county area staffed by 325 Extension staff and home to approximately 60% of Michigan’s residents. Besides working on special assignments for the MSU Extension Director’s Office, Marie is working on her Ph.D. at Michigan State University in urban and regional planning.