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This self-study document was prepared by the faculty and staff of the South Central Research and Extension Center in preparation for the unit review.
The format for this review differs from past reviews in two primary areas. First, the review focuses on issues; thus the emphasis is on looking forward rather than evaluating the past. Second, the review team is largely composed of IANR staff who are familiar with the organization and programming processes. Because of these differences, this document emphasizes the issues and the processes which occurred to arrive at this point. The limited background data is included to complete the overall picture of the South Central Research and Extension Center unit.
Unfortunately the real value of the review process is only partially reflected in this document. The process of staff reviewing and identifying issues, trying to determine how these interact with our mission and knowledge base has resulted in a better understanding of change and how we must change to serve our clientele. This review is intended to help prepare us for the next five years and beyond.