The Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership (ACEL) will be hosting Dr. Anna Ball on Friday, September 8, 2017. Dr. Ball will be doing several workshops about broader impacts in grant work. All CFAES faculty, postdocs and graduate students are invited to a seminar that is being planned from 10 to 11:30 a.m. At that seminar, Dr. Ball will talk about ways faculty can build stronger broader impact (sometimes called outreach or evaluation) components of their grants. We will attempt to connect via distance/Zoom for those unable to attend on Columbus campus; at present, we are looking at space options to accommodate.
Dr. Ball is Professor of Agricultural Education and Leadership at the University of Missouri (MU) and is currently a faculty fellow in the Office of the Provost managing similar duties as our Vice Provost for Academic Policy and Faculty Resources. Prior to that, Dr. Ball was a faculty fellow in the MU Office of Research focusing on broader impacts. On MU’s campus, Dr. Ball is not only sought after by college of agriculture faculty, but other faculty as well, to help them develop their education/outreach/evaluation components of their grants. MU has been a leader in the development of the broader impacts network. The network focuses on strengthening communication regarding the worth of tax-payer investments in research through effective broader impacts components within grants.
More information will be forthcoming.