Fulfilling commitments with Extension's existing partners is our first priority.
New resources provided by contracts, grants, gifts, and user fees are pursued and accepted when:
- The proposed programs fit with Extension's vision, mission, and priorities;
- The values and reputation of the funding organization are consistent with Extension's values and reputation;
- There is no expectation of compromising Extension's values;
- There is adequate funding to support the programs;
- Existing commitments are not compromised; and
- Expertise to support the program is available.
Engaging people to strengthen their lives and communities through research-based educational programming.
OSU Extension is a dynamic educational entity that partners with individuals, families, communities, business and industry, and organizations to strengthen the lives of Ohioans.
As Extension educators, we:
- Focus on critical economic, environmental, leadership, and youth and family issues.
- Engage people in lifelong learning.
- Apply knowledge and practical research to the diverse needs and interests of Ohioans in rural, suburban and urban communities.
- Extend resources of The Ohio State University.
- Recruit and develop volunteers to multiply Extension’s efforts while developing their leadership potential.
- Enhance teamwork through networking and connectedness.
- Link youth, family and community needs to scholars in Ohio and nationwide.
- Teach with cutting-edge strategies using new technologies and approaches.
In Extension we value:
- Excellence in educational programming.
- Grassroots programs that engage local people in solving problems and addressing challenges.
- Unbiased researched based information.
- Practical education that helps people help themselves.
- Timely responses to clientele concerns.
- Credibility with clientele and funders.
- Honesty and integrity in our work.
- Teamwork within offices, with clientele and with our educational partners.
- Flexibility/adaptability in local programming.
- Programming without discrimination and employment of people representing the diverse population of Ohio.
Approved by Administrative Cabinet on January 11, 2001; reviewed 2008