News and Notes: June 18, 2020

OUR VISION: Ohioans have the knowledge and resources they need to actively engage in creating conditions in which they thrive.

OUR MISSION: We create opportunities for people to explore how science-based knowledge can improve social, economic and environmental conditions.

Leadership Notes

  1. During the celebration of Juneteenth, we have a particularly opportune time for reflection, dialogue, and planning regarding who we want to be as a community as it relates to valuing and affirming every person.

COVID-19 Updates

  1. As you likely saw in the All-CFAES message earlier today, beginning this weekend, our college is one of seven units (including athletics, dentistry, and the Office of Research) who will begin participating in the health reporting app pilot for the university.

  2. Here is some updated guidance from the university on the wearing of masks. 

  3. I was hoping to have an answer regarding in-person programming to share today; but now I expect to know more that I can share sometime next week.

  4. Additional signage has been added to the UniPrint online store. There are free downloads for some social distancing signs. Catalog options (for purchase) now include sidewalk decals, door clings, and floor decals to direct traffic and demark 6-foot distances for lines.  

College Connections

  1. Let’s recognize the children of CFAES faculty and staff for their support and good behavior during COVID-19.

Tech Updates

  1. New activities just released on C4U now makes it possible to reach Level 5 with the best rewards possible.

Operations/Business of Extension

  1. The university continues to operate under a discretionary spending pause. Any purchases of a discretionary nature should continue to be delayed until the pause is lifted.

  2. We have been permitted to spend dollars to attend essential professional development trainings and meetings.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  1. The OSU Extension Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force held a meeting on June 15 and followed up on the dialogue session from early June.

  2. “As vice provost for diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer, I write to you today in acknowledgment and celebration of Juneteenth."