Extension Connection with Dean Hannah Carter
On the first Monday of every month, Dean Hannah Carter will host a statewide conversation via Zoom video conferencing for faculty and staff in order to share information, introduce people or ideas to the organization, keep folks up-to-date on University or state initiatives, and to answer questions about the organization. These conversations will be recorded and available to watch here if you cannot participate during the time and date scheduled. If you have a topic or someone that you would like to hear from for a future Extension Connection, please let Hannah know.
October 7, 2019
In her conversation, the fourth Extension Connection, Hannah discussed her September activities, what’s ahead in October and beyond.
Hannah’s guest this month was Saul Allen from the Office of Research Development. Saul joined Hannah to talk about the Grand Challenge Initiative and connecting with the ORD. Saul’s contact information is firstname.lastname@example.org and 207.581.1589.
Hannah also spoke of LEAD21. If any Extension staff have an interest in administration one day, would like to build your network of future land grant leaders or are just interested in your own leadership development, please consider applying.
Lisa Phelps has sent out an email, a call for video proposals — think about your video needs and submit your ideas! Please complete the Cooperative Extension Internal Video Request Survey and submit by October 25. Contact Lisa Phelps at email@example.com or 207.356.3851 with questions or for more information.
The next Extension Connection will take place on November 4 at 3:00 p.m.; Kate Yerxa, Associate Extension Professor and EFNEP Coordinator will be Hannah’s guest and will be discussing the 50th Anniversary of the EFNEP Program.
September 9, 2019
(Due to technical difficulties, Hannah’s third Extension Connection was not recorded.)
In her conversation, Hannah talked about her August activities, what’s ahead in September and beyond, and UMaine’s budget realignment and what it means for UMaine Extension.
Hannah’s guest this month was Ryder Scott, State Director of 4-H Camps and Learning Centers. Ryder spoke about UMaine’s four 4-H Camps and Learning Centers, the 4-H Center Network’s goals for the future, and how to support the Centers.
- Download and view Ryder’s PowerPoint presentation
- Download and view the Camps’ (2015) Staffing Flowchart (PDF)
The next Extension Connection will take place on October 7 at 3:00 p.m.; Jason Charland, R&D Plan Implementation Director, will be Hannah’s guest.
August 5, 2019
In this second conversation of the series, Hannah discusses her first three months on the job, where she has visited, what she has learned, and some initial reactions. Dennis Harrington, Assistant Director, and Financial Administrator of UMaine Extension, led a discussion on the budget. There was time allotted at the end of the meeting for questions from participants. If you have suggestions for future conversations — topics you would like to be addressed, people you would like to hear from — please email her with your ideas. One of Hannah’s priorities is working to increase communication within the organization and this is just one way of doing so. Stay tuned for others and please try to join the conversations!
The next Extension Connection will take place on September 9 (as September 2 is Labor Day) at 3:00 p.m.
July 1, 2019
In this first conversation, Hannah discusses her first two months on the job, where she has visited, what she has learned, and some initial reactions. If you have suggestions for future conversations — topics you would like to be addressed, people you would like to hear from — please email her with your ideas. One of Hannah’s priorities is working to increase communication within the organization and this is just one way of doing so. Stay tuned for others and please try to join the conversations!