Food and Agricultural Education Information System (FAEIS)

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University International
Database Public Release

for


Food and Agricultural Education
Information System (FAEIS)


H. Dean Sutphin

sutphind@vt.edu

FAEIS Co
-
PI

and FAEIS Team


November 2007

2
FAEIS Team Members
FAEIS Team Members

Mary
Marchant

Tim Mack

Bill Richardson

Joe Hunnings

Jeff Gilmore

Ella Smith

Graduate Students and Staff

FAEIS Panel
FAEIS


The Food and Agricultural Education Information System

< http://faeis.usda.gov >

Purpose

Develop an international database that
addresses key areas to enhance
international activities, provides data
security and establishes appropriate levels
of access

Phase I
-

Exploration

Individual and Group Meetings with Key
Leaders in International


USDA


NASULGC


USAID


Lincoln Commission


Millennium


CIGAR


Others

Phase II

Design Strategy



Leader Meeting December 2005 in DC determined


Merits of International Database




15 Member Panel of Experts Design Team




Coordinating Committee:


George Cooper, Hiram Larew. Jeff Gilmore,

Dean Sutphin




Delphi Study to Design Template and Determine

Highest Priority Need for Information
-

Feb



May 2006




Report Delphi Study and Planning at Summer COPs

and FAEIS meeting 2006


Phase III Project Development


Fall 2006
-

Create input forms



January


March 2007
-

Alpha Test (Technical)



May


September 2007


Beta Test (Data Input)



October


November 2007
-

Prepare for Public
Launch



December 1 2007


Public Launch and fully
implement with FAIES



Annually
-

Update and Expand

Results of Alpha Test


Technical Update


Refinement of Categories


Clarification of Instructions

Results of Beta Test


International Offices Have Limited
Capacity which Require Timing and
Assistance to Develop the Database


Strong Interest Expressed by
Institutions


Data Reporting is Easier in Fall and
Winter

International Survey Components



Projects



Primary Contacts



Institutional Profile


International Survey
Home Page

Primary Contact Profile


Name


Title


E
-
Mail


Institution


Department


Address


Phone


Principal Investigators (name & university
affiliations)

Institutional Profile


Office Name
(international programs office)


Website
(for international programs)


E
-
Mail


Primary Institutional Contact


Program Description



(vision, goals, strategies, objectives)


Additional Information


Number of Students Studying Abroad

(undergrad & graduate, by program & for entire institution)


Additional Websites
(AG, FCS, NR, Vet Med)

Project Profile


Title of Project


Type of Project
-

research, teaching, outreach, other


Website for Project


Project Dates
-

start & end


Primary Contact


Partner Institution


Country(s) Participating


Keywords (up to 7)


Project Description (50 words or less)


Number of Students Studying Abroad


Principal Investigators

My Contact Info Entry Page


International Program Contacts List

Institutional Profile Entry Page

Project Entry Page

International Projects List

Reports I


Country Participation





Country



Projects



Afghanistan



1



Albania



2



Algeria



1



Armenia



1



Belize



1



Benin



2



Bosnia and Herzegovina

1



Botswana



3




Brazil



4



Bulgaria



2



Burkina Faso


1



Cambodia



2



Cameroon



1



Cape Verde



1



Chile



2



China, mainland


7



Report II
-

Projects


Institution

Project

Countries




Florida A and M University

FAMU
-
USAID South Africa Farmer to Farmer Program

1



Michigan State University




AFROBAROMETER







18


Administration of Justice Project II (Amideast)




1


African Fishing Eagles: Use as Biomonitors and Assessing the Impact of Contaminants

1


African Online Digital Library








Agri
-
Food Value Chain Action Alliance





1



Anopheles Gambiae: Microbial Mediation of Habitat Selection and Production


1


Assessing Livestock Feed and Nutrition to Improve Livestock Production




Bean and Cowpea CRSP






1


Biodiversity Research/Pharmaceuticals





1


Biodiversity, Global Forest and Climate Change




1


Biotechnology Cooperative Agreement





3


Breast Cancer in Women of Polish Ancestry





1


Broadening Access and Strengthening Input to Market Systems CRSP (Wisconsin)


1


Trade and Development in Western Ireland





1


Center for Genomic and Evolutionary Studies on Microbial Life at Low Temperatures

1



Benefit to US on Listing Institutions
Abroad


European Colleges
-

Display
Opportunities for US Participation
and Collaboration in Europe


Global Linkages


Identify US Contacts


Opportunities for US Participation at
Multiple Campuses Abroad


Public Launch

December 1, 2007

A Cooperative Agreement with USDA
-
CSREES, the Food and Agricultural
Education Information System
(FAEIS) provides nation
-
wide higher
-
education data for agriculture,
natural resources, family & consumer
sciences/human sciences, and
veterinary medicine

Attributes of International Database


Response to requests by profession for
information on international opportunities


Designed by experts during 18 months
extensive development


Extensively reviewed at professional
meetings


Alpha and Beta tested with cross section
of 18 institutions across 9 months


Includes teaching, research, extension
and outreach


Attributes (Continued)


Features “contacts” , “institutional”, and “project”
profiles


Includes open access input fields and reporting


Updated annually through personal contacts with
participating institutions


Supported by full service technical and on
-
line
help desk and by phone


Individualized consultation on program
development data input


Profile collaborative opportunities for US
institutions in international locations


Collaboration with Federal
Agencies


Provides program information


Provides agencies and foundations
domestically and abroad with
contacts


Provides institutions with information
to partner with others when seeking
funding


Universities


Experts

Promote Policy Maker Support



Promotes interest and understanding of
international programs among policy
makers on Capitol Hill


Increases engagement in international
community service


Enhances access to international
collaboration


Demonstrates to legislators the US
capacity to collaborate internationally in
research, teaching and outreach


Provides quick response to Congressional
inquiry

Access to Professionals with
International Expertise


Excellent source to locate US
potential partners and experts for
funded projects to serve
internationally


Source of international experts to
assist US capacity building


partnerships strengthen US depth of
expertise


Public Awareness and Support


Information for congressional
testimony


Source for news releases on US
engagement in international
activities


Public awareness of scope and
benefit of international activities


Source for global engagement

Research and Evaluation of
International Engagement


Longitudinal Trend Analyses


Regional and National Comparative
Reports


Benchmarking Targeted Programs of
National Priority and Interest


Institutional Profile Data Report
Comparisons

Plans for the Future


Full Release to All


Long Term Program and Technical Support


Targeted Assistance to Institutions
Expressing Interest in Next Wave of
Populating Database


International Contact Development


Web Links to US and International Project
websites


Annual Review and Development

Access and Support


Click on
http://faeis.usda.gov

faeis@vt.edu


Help Desk Technical Support 540
231 4941


International Program Development
Support H. Dean Sutphin, FAEIS
Project Co
-
PI and FAEIS
International Database Development
Director.

Come be part of the US
Capacity for International
Collaboration


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