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Program integration

Support for team facilitators and teams

Teams and facilitators will need financial support, guidance and direction as they are established and integrate into the organization. MU Extension will use cost dollars to support the program integration concept and teams.

Administrative support for facilitators will be provided as needed. As team functions grow, additional negotiations may be needed to ensure that teams have appropriate support.

The program integration committee will meet quarterly with facilitators to respond to team and facilitator needs.

Travel will be provided for the development and the work of the program team. Professional development to expand facilitator or team member capacity will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Specialized equipment needs and requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Although each team will have specific situations and needs, the following recommendations should be used generally in beginning a team.


Facilitators will be supported through

  • program incentives,
  • scholarship possibilities,
  • performance recognition for leadership efforts, and
  • credit for revenue generation.

Facilitators will agree to serve for as much as 20 percent of their time over a period of several years. Facilitators’ current assignments may change to reflect the expected amount of time needed to facilitate their program integration areas.

Facilitators will benefit from the career enhancements and professional development opportunities that will come from being leaders of well-resourced integrated programs.


Operational dollars will be provided for the development of the five core program integration teams.

Requests for proposals (RFPs) will be reviewed to provide seed money for startup costs and early program match funds.

Teams are expected to utilize development and RFP dollars to leverage additional grants and contracts.

Teams will have a revenue generation expectation to further the mission, goals and values of MU Extension. Revenue generation opportunities include fees, contracts, grants, gifts and sponsorships.

Revenue generation will be expected to share a return on investment with MU Extension and home departments.

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