ELT Minutes, February 5, 2013

Extension Leadership Team Minutes

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Room 102B Libby Hall

Present:         Fran Sulinski, John Rebar, Dennis Harrington, Jon Prichard, and Lisa Phelps.

Guest:             Devon DeMarco, Liaison: ADVANCE Rising Tide Center

Please note: Due to the confidentiality and sensitivity of some agenda items, these ELT minutes do not represent the full content of each meeting.

ADVANCE Rising Tide Center Update:  The ELT heard a brief presentation from Devon DeMarco who is a campus liaison between faculty and the ADVANCE Rising Tide Center. The purpose of the center, which is funded through a grant is to recruit, retain and promote female faculty in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and SBS (Social and Behavioral Sciences) related disciplines and to improve the campus climate.  Devon helps to support work place issues and provide referrals as needed so employees know where to go for assistance. She will be sending an introductory letter to faculty in the coming weeks that will include information about her role and how faculty can contact her.

Sabbatical Proposals:  Lisa shared a sabbatical proposal from a faculty member.


Please remember to visit  University of Maine’s news site for additional University of Maine Cooperative Extension highlights.

  • Congratulations to Cathy Elliott, who has been awarded $30,000 from RSF Social Finance to support the environmental education work being conducted at the UMaine 4-H Camp & Learning Centers at Blueberry Cove and Tanglewood.


 Status on searches as of:  Updated 2/1/13






POS # 200

Extension Educator, Assistant Extension Professor (Agronomist) Presque Isle Accepting Applications

POS # 204

Youth Development /Food System Professional – Waldo County Position tentatively offered and accepted

POS # 205

Parent Education Professional – Waldo County Awaiting approval to offer the position

POS #206

Nutrition & Food Systems Professional – Kennebec / Somerset Counties Awaiting approval to offer the position



ELT Meeting Dates

2012 — 2013

Meetings are from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm – unless otherwise noted

Anyone wishing to participate in an ELT meeting should contact the facilitator for that date.



                  Dates                                         Facilitator                       Notes                              Location


February 22



UMA – Jewett Hall, Room 124Augusta

March 14



Orono — 102B Libby Hall

April 4

*Agenda Item – more calendar dates TBD



Orono — 102B Libby Hall

April 24



Augusta — TBD

May 15



Orono — 102B Libby Hall

June 4



Orono — 102B Libby Hall