AgEBB: Agricultural Electronic Bulletin Board; provides web access to agricultural-related resources from the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. This will transition to the NEXUS/CAFNR website over time
AMR: Application Materials Review; review process conducted to identify employment applicants to be interviewed for regional specialist positions. A personnel team, comprised of the regional director, education director, regional field and county engagement specialist, a county council member, program leader and human resource representative, conducts the review.
ANR: Agriculture and Natural Resources; programmatic unit that includes animal and plant sciences, food science and agriculture engineering, natural resources and social sciences.
ANREP: Association of Natural Resources Professionals; professional organization for extension faculty working in environmental education, fisheries, forestry, wood sciences, range management, recreation, waste management, water, wildlife and related disciplines.
CES: County Engagement Specialist; replaced the County Program Director, but has an emphasis on stronger engagement and outcomes at the county level. Connect the community with a greater range of information and resources of the University of Missouri.
CEU: Continuing Education Unit; nationally recognized system to provide a standardized measure for accumulating, transferring and recognizing participation in continuing education programs. One CEU is defined as 10 contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience.
CHART: Community Health Assistance Resource Team; Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services initiative to improve community health; partners with CHART across the state.
CLDC: Council Leadership Development Committee; extension and Missouri Extension County Council Leadership Council group that supports the program, and governance and membership roles of county extension councils.
COAD: Community Organizations Active in Disasters
CPD: County Program Director; regional specialist who was responsible for coordinating the educational programming in a county. Replaced by the County Engagement Specialist (CES).
CSREES: Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service; Former U.S. Department of Agriculture unit that links USDA research and education programs with land-grant institutions. When congress created the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) through the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, it replaced the former Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES), which had been in existence since 1994.
FTE: full-time equivalent; term used to describe portion of time allocated to an appointment, based on full-time employment; e.g.,, one half-time appointment and one quarter-time appointment equals 75 percent FTE, written as 0.75 FTE.
FY: fiscal year; term used for accounting purposes; extension's fiscal year begins July 1 and ends June 30; county fiscal year is Jan. 1-Dec.31; federal government, Oct. 1-Sept. 30.
G - None available
HEED: Human Environmental Extension Development Fund; extension endowment that supports educational programming in human environmental sciences.
HES: Human Environmental Sciences; extension program unit that includes consumer and family economics, environmental design, human development and family studies, nutrition and health, and textile and apparel management.
HOPE: Office of Health Outreach Policy Education
IDP: Individualized Development Plan; part of the extension performance evaluation process in which employees and their supervisors identify professional development goals, achievement plans and assistance needed.
MELD: Missouri Extension Leadership Development; extension program to increase leadership capacity within the organization and to increase the ability of specialists to provide effective education in a changing world.
MOREnet: Missouri Research and Education Network; provides Internet connectivity, technical support, videoconferencing services and training to Missouri's K-12 schools, colleges and universities, public libraries, health care, state government and other affiliates, including some county extension centers.
MO SBDC: Missouri Small Business Development Centers are part of a statewide network of business experts uniquely qualified to help small business develop and thrive. Every MO SBDC location provides Missouri small businesses convenient access to this network.
NETC: National Extension Technology Conference; annual professional development conference for extension educators and technologists who want to improve their knowledge and skills in integrating technology into extension programming and support educators with appropriate technologies.
NIFA: National Institute of Food and Agriculture U.S. Department of Agriculture unit that links USDA research and education programs with land-grant institutions. When congress created the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) through the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, it replaced the former Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES), which had been in existence since 1994.
RD: regional director; supervises faculty and staff and is responsible for educational program and resource development in one of eight regions
REAL: Remote Electronic Access for Libraries - project providing Internet access to Missouri's public libraries.
RUPRI: Rural Policy Research Institute; university center that conducts research and facilitates public dialogue to assist policymakers in understanding the rural impacts of public policies and programs.