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Making the Most of Parent-Teacher Conferences
By Kathleen A. Olson, Program Director, Partnering for School Success A few times each school year, teachers and parents meet to discuss how to help students do their best in school. Here are some tips for getting the most benefit from parent-teacher confer...

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Cómo aprovechar al máximo las reuniones de padres y maestros
Por Kathleen A. Olson, Directora del Programa Educación: Nuestra mejor herencia Todos los años los maestros se reúnen con los padres unas cuantas veces para hablar sobre cómo ayudar a los estudiantes para que hagan lo que mejor puedan en la escuela. Aquí se...

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2016 Family Development Event Reporting Form Now Available
By  Emily Becher,   Research Associate The annual Family Development 2016 reporting form (Qualtrics survey) is now live. Use this form to report on non-SNAP-Ed and non-EFNEP events and other efforts that take place during the 2016 calendar year. The link to...

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One-Day Meeting Pilot Begins Tomorrow
By  Karen Shirer,  Associate Dean  Last week, we introduced the one-day meeting pilot. This week, we are pleased to share with you the agenda of the first FD Fourth Wednesday of the Month Meeting. Agenda for February FD One-Day Meeting 8:30–9:15 a.m. — FD U...

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One-Day Meeting Pilot Begins Next Week
By  Karen Shirer,  Associate Dean Meetings. They are a part of how we do our work. And yet, many of us rejoice whenever a meeting is canceled, thankful for the open time. Family Development leadership heard this theme of mixed feelings about time spent in m...

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New Research Position Open
By  Emily Becher,   Research Associate I am excited to announce that the Applied Research and Evaluation (ARE) unit has posted a position for a researcher. This position will focus primarily on conducting applied research and evaluation of the various progr...

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One-Day Meeting Wednesday, March 23
By  Karen Shirer  Associate Dean Last month, we introduced the one-day meeting pilot. Now for round two! Follow the link for the Wednesday, March 23 agenda. Agenda for March 23 FD One-Day Meeting 8:30–9:15 a.m. — FD Update Webinar What — Our Value: Analysis...

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Email Etiquette: Replyallpocalypse
By  Hannah Jastram  Communications Associate Last October, I took a moment to rethink how we congratulate our colleagues over email, and the volume of “reply alls” to emails sent to FD listservs that do not include new information or pose questions relevant...

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FD selected to help military family service professionals worldwide
The Center for Family Development has been selected to help implement the work of the Military Families Learning Network (MFLN), which serves military family service professionals around the world. MFLN recently received a joint Department of Defense-U.S. D...

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Cooking Classes with Elementary School Children
Extension Educator Laura Perdue knows how to review literature. Last week an article on a literature review conducted by Laura and three colleagues was published in the November issue of Preventing Chronic Disease, a journal of the Centers for Disease Contr...
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