Community Development Professionals Page

This page is for the use of OSU Extension Community Development professionals. It contains the CD Wire and other internal forms, publications, references, and issues relating only to CD staff.

COVID-19 Information/Resources:
CFAES Return to Offices and Campuses
(includes exemption form for in-person programming)
OSU Extension COVID-19 Information – FAQs
(includes planning guide for in-person meetings/events)
Safe and Healthy Buckeyes

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CD Professional Development Support:

  • Professional Development Support Guidelines/Application - Updated January 2020
    • Purpose: To provide incentive and financial support for current Extension CD Professionals pursuing professional development activities.
    • Funding: Maximum funding award per individual is $750. Funds will be awarded in February and September contingent on availability of funding. Only one award per individual per year is permitted. Preference will be given to applicants who have not received funding from the CD Professional Development Support Program in the previous two years. Funds must be spent within 12 months of receiving award.
    • Procedures: Submit applications to the Assistant Director by February 15 for winter awards and September 1 for fall awards using the form linked above. Applicants are encouraged to pursue all other available funding when appropriate (e.g., local office budget, local sponsorship, OJCEP scholarship awards, etc.). The Assistant Director will review applications and make final determination of scholarship award recipients and scholarship amounts.

CD Small Grants:

Evaluation of Teaching:

CFAES Grants and Contracts Information:

  • The Grant Development Support Unit is a part of the CFAES Office for Research and Graduate Education. The unit serves CFAES employees as they conceptualize, develop, write, and submit their proposals to external funders, including industry, non-profit, for profit, foundations, state, local and federal sponsors. The service is free and works across all disciplines to make the proposal development process as straightforward and streamlined as possible. It is your first stop for grant proposal development! Click here to access the form to request services.
  • Sponsored Project or Gift? - CFAES Office of Research and Graduate Education, in partnership with CFAES Advancement, has developed a Sponsored Project or Gift? guidance document for your use. More information can be found in the September issue of R&GE Research News. 
  • Below you will find the most current agreement templates for non-OSP external or internal projects, as well as a "working-together" document. Please send your proposed agreement to Angie LeMaster ( for approval.

CD In-service Presentations:

Spring 2020: Virtual In-service 4/16/20

 The session recordings, along with presentation slides and handouts, are available in this BuckeyeBox folder. The sessions include:

  • Breakout Session #1 – 360 Video Creation & Editing for Online Programs (Brooke Beam & Kenzie Johnston)
  • Breakout Session #2 – Using Strategic Planning for Collaborative Action (Becky Nesbitt)
  • Breakout Session #3 – Leadership in Organizational Capacity Building (Brian Raison)
  • General Session – Virtual Toolkit (Danae Wolfe)
  • County-Based CD Programs – Various county educators share their favorite programs

Summer 2016:

Spring 2016:

CD Summer In-Service Photo Album - June 27, 2012 at Put-In-Bay and Stone Lab on Gibraltar Island (link takes you to the CD Facebook Chat page)

CD Wire:


Membership Associations:

Cross State Programming Protocol:

Annual Community Development Awards:

  • Raymond A. Schindler Excellence in Community Development Extension Award
    • Nominations due October 15, 2020
    • For complete award details, including previous recipients and the current call for nominations, click here.

Extension Organization Culture Assessment:

Extension Organization Culture Assessment Overview and CD Assessment Report

Program Action - Logic Models:

NCRCRD Impact Reports:

Operating as a team, state Extension leaders from the twelve North Central 1862 land grant universities developed common indicators for reporting the impacts of community development educational programs. The States collectively developed this report based on in-state action. Each partner university selected a subset of the indicators for reporting. View the annual executive summaries and full reports here.

OSU and CFAES Brand Standards:

Peer Evaluation of Teaching Procedure:

  • Department of Extension Peer Evaluation of Teaching for Faculty
    • For A & P Employees: Effective January 2011, A&P educators are required to follow the Peer Evaluation of Teaching for Faculty guidelines (link above) and obtain 1-2 narrative letters of evaluation each year.  An educator or specialist of higher rank should be asked by the A & P Educator to write the peer evaluation letter.

Submitting Extension Educational Materials for Publication:

CD Annual Highlights:

CD Field Specialists

  • Nancy Bowen - Associate Professor & Extension Field Specialist, Community Economics
  • David Civittolo - Associate Professor & Extension Field Specialist, Community Economics
  • Brian Raison - Associate Professor & Extension Field Specialist, Community and Organizational Leadership
  • Eric Romich - Associate Professor & Extension Field Specialist, Energy Development

Social Media:

Useful Links:

Ongoing Professional Development Opportunities:

eXtension Learn

NCRCRD (upcoming & recorded) - Webinars / Take Out Menu Webinars

OSU Leadership Center

OSU Office of Human Resources Training & Development