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    Mission
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    Qualifications and appointment of county extension faculty
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    Faculty evaluation
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    Promotion, tenure, and permanent status
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    Leave
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    Insurance coverage for federal employees
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    Florida; 4-H youth development programs and participation
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    Vaccination of personnel
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    Outside activity guidelines
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    Visitation to or use of certain facilities
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    Publications
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    Diagnostic services
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    Eligibility of Expanded Foods and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)
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    Guidelines for implementation of the plan as related to 4-H clubs and Florida Association for Family and Community Education Clubs
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RULES OF

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

DIVISION OF UNIVERSITIES

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA



6C1-6.001 IFAS; Mission.

The mission of the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

(UF/IFAS) is to develop knowledge in agriculture and natural resources and to make that

knowledge accessible to sustain and enhance the quality of human life. The mission is carried

out statewide through the three closely related functions of teaching, research and extension.



Specific Authority 240.227(1) FS.

Law Implemented 240.227(1), 240.501, 240.503, 240.505, 240.507 FS.

History--New 9-29-75, Formerly 6C1-6.01, Amended 5-19-93, 5-1-96.









RULES OF

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

DIVISION OF UNIVERSITIES

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA



6C1-6.007 IFAS; Qualifications and Appointment of County Extension Faculty.

(1) New appointees to any County Extension director position must have a minimum of

a Master's degree from an accredited college or university. Degree major required varies with

position, and is determined by the Dean for Extension in cooperation with county government.

In selecting directors, emphasis will be placed upon the candidate's proven ability to organize

and conduct successful Extension programs through the program development process, his

personality and disposition with regard to teaching and working with people, and his knowledge

and ability to interpret and apply specific subject matter in a practical manner.

(2) For other faculty members, a Master's degree is preferred. A Bachelor's degree is

required. Degree major requirements vary with the position and the County government.

Organizational and teaching ability, personality, and the knowledge a candidate possesses are

important factors in selection.

(3) Selection of County Extension Faculty --

(a) When a position becomes available within a County Extension Office, it will be the

responsibility of the Florida Cooperative Extension Service to notify the Chairman of the Board

of County Commissioners of the County in which the vacancy exists, or his/her designated

representativess, in writing, that the position is available.









(b) If no resolution, as provided for in 240.505(3), F.S., is received by the Florida

Cooperative Extension Service, the Service shall recommend one qualified candidate to the

Board of County Commissioners, and shall continue recommending persons until one is selected.

(c) Upon receipt of a resolution from the Board of County Commissioners, the Florida

Cooperative Extension Service shall send to the Chairman of the Board of County

Commissioners, or his/her designated representativess, a list of three (3) or more qualified

candidates for the county faculty position, or so shall state that fewer than three (3) qualified

candidates are available and list those who are so qualified. If the candidates are rejected by the

Board, the Extension Service will continue to forward lists of at least three (3) qualified

candidates, if available, until a selection is made.

(4) If the County determines that it will not continue to contribute to an established

County position, or if County support for a position is insufficient to attract or hold a qualified

person, the Florida Cooperative Extension Service will terminate the position in that County. If

the person occupying a terminated position has rendered creditable service and has permanent

status, the Florida Cooperative Extension Service will offer a transfer to him if another

appropriate vacancy exists and is available to be used for the appointment.



Specific Authority 240.227(1) FS.

Law Implemented 240.227(1), 240.505 FS.

History--New 9-29-75, Amended 8-15-78, 8-26-81, Formerly 6C1-6.07.









RULES OF

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

DIVISION OF UNIVERSITIES

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA



6C1-6.008 IFAS; Faculty Evaluation.

(1) Each faculty member shall be evaluated annually. Unit administrators and District

Extension Directors will complete the evaluation process including the prescribed evaluation

forms by March 31 for all faculty. The Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources

and/or each functional dean shall issue annually, or as needed, instructions about conducting the

faculty evaluation including the prescribed evaluation forms.

(2) The evaluation for faculty members and County Extension faculty members include:

(a) A statement of situation including the description of the position the faculty member

occupies in relation to long range unit mission and goals.

(b) A statement of annual work goals of the faculty member.

(c) An annual faculty achievement statement prepared by the faculty member.

(d) An evaluation ratings section including comments on both the faculty member and

the unit administrator.

(3) The performance evaluation for each County Extension faculty member shall be

conducted annually by the supervising District Extension Director. The Dean for Extension will

revise and issue additional instructions on performance evaluation annually or as needed. The

performance evaluation criteria include: (a) position description; (b) program development

(planning, implementation, and evaluation); (c) affirmative action compliance-compliance









review; (d) professional improvement activities; (e) working relationship; and (f) critical

incidents that are notably good or unacceptable.



Specific Authority 240.227(1) FS.

Law Implemented 240.227 (5), 240.245, 240.511 FS.

History--New 9-29-75, Formerly 6C1-6.08, Amended 5-19-93, 6-28-98.









RULES OF

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA



6C1-6.009 IFAS; Promotion, Tenure, and Permanent Status.

(1) Criteria for promotion of County Extension Faculty -- The following criteria, in

addition to the criteria set forth in Rule 6C1-7.019, F.A.C., are considered when determining the

merit for promotion purposes of all county extension faculty members. They are not applied so

as to affect a rank presently held. Each county extension director and/or district extension

director must supply documentation to support these criteria.

(a) Performance -- A major factor in making promotion decisions is annual performance

as determined through established systems of program review and evaluation. The performance

criteria include demonstrated achievement in developing and implementing county extension

programs within areas of responsibility as identified in the position description, and utilizing the

processes described below. Specific criteria are:

1. Identifiable educational programs, reflecting advisory committee input that: (1)

address clientele or societal needs, problems, concerns, or issues; (2) target definitive audiences

through the use of a variety of educational methods; (3) reflect substantive progress or impact;

and (4) reflect accountability to requisite stakeholders and interest groups.

2. Evidence of promotion and implementation of the Equal Employment Opportunity

Program and the Affirmative Action Plan of the University of Florida and the Florida

Cooperative Extension Service in the conduct of all Extension programs and activities.

3. Evidence of effective working relationships with Extension clientele.

4. Evidence of contribution to the total County Extension program.









5. Evidence of effective working relationships with other Extension personnel.

6. Evidence of involvement in the actual teaching of clientele, i.e., presentation of

subject matter content through workshops, short courses, use of computers, clinics, meetings,

etc.

7. Evidence of writing and developing educational materials in support of planned

programs, i.e., leaflets, pamphlets, news articles, exhibits, radio/TV as appropriate, etc.

8. Above average performance evaluations. Faculty considered for Extension Agent

IV would usually be rated consistently strong or above.

9. Faculty considered for promotion to Extension Agent IV must have at least area or

statewide recognition for their educational programs within one or more assigned program areas.

10. Program Leaders must have evidence of program leadership in their assigned area.

11. Nominees who are county extension directors must have, in addition to evidence of

accomplishments within assigned areas) of program responsibility, evidence of program

leadership for all program areas in their county, i.e., agriculture, natural resources, home

economics, 4-H, marine advisory, energy, and/or rural development. County extension directors

should also reflect leadership and teaching in such areas as staff development and training,

organization, and training of advisory committees, budget development, and program

accountability with government and clientele groups.

(b) Professional Competence -- The faculty member should have:

1. Developed competence in the specific subject matter and related fields involved in

the position held as outlined in the position description.

2. A professional development plan based on individual needs and followed through

with the plan as appropriate.









(c) Professional Status and Activity -- The faculty member should:

1. Be recognized by clientele as a leader in assigned areas of responsibility.

2. Participate in recognized professional organizations.

3. Serve in a leadership role in recognized professional organizations.

4. Develop, adapt, experiment with, and evaluate educational resource materials and

techniques, and share these as appropriate with other Extension faculty members.

(d) Community Service -- The faculty member should have:

1. Participated in community and civic organizations and activities.

2. Participated in projects and committees, as requested, involving the University of

Florida at the local level.

(e) Academic Degree(s) -- Position descriptions and ranks specify degree requirements.

(f) Annually, the Dean for Extension sends a letter requesting names of those county

extension faculty members whom the county extension director and/or district extension director

believe should be recommended for promotion. The decision to promote is based on the criteria

for promotion of county extension faculty as follows:

1. Qualifications for Rank, County Extension Agent I -- New appointees must hold at

least a Bachelor's degree. The appointees must possess all necessary qualifications for the

Extension position.

2. Qualifications for Promotion to Rank, County Extension Agent II (equivalent to

Assistant Professor) -- Major considerations for promotion are determined by the items listed

under criteria for promotion of all county extension faculty. In addition, the candidate shall hold

a Master's degree, or be acceptable for graduate study toward a Master's degree, and have

completed at least fifty percent of the course work for the degree.









(g) Qualifications for Promotion to Rank, County Extension Agent III (equivalent to

Associate Professor) -- Major considerations for promotion are determined by the items listed

under criteria for promotion of all county extension faculty. In addition, the candidate shall:

1. Hold a Master's degree.

2. Show promise of establishing a reputation as a leader in his or her field.

3. Have produced creative work, professional writing, or carried out Extension studies

or research.

(h) Qualifications for Promotion to Rank, County Extension Agent IV (equivalent to

Professor) -- Major considerations for promotion are determined by the items listed under

criteria for promotion for all county extension faculty. In addition, the candidate shall:

1. Hold a Master's degree.

2. Have established a reputation as being outstanding in his or her field of

specialization.

3. Have produced creative work, professional writing, or carried out Extension studies

or research of high quality.

(2) Tenure and Promotion of Faculty in a Research or Research and Education Center --

For a faculty member administratively assigned to a research or a research and education center,

the chair of the appropriate discipline or commodity department in which the faculty member is

accruing time towards tenure, shall, after receiving the recommendation of the center director

responsible for the center to which the faculty member is administratively assigned and the vote

of the eligible faculty (as defined in Rule 6C 1-7.019) at the center, make a recommendation on

the nomination for tenure of the faculty member in accordance with Rule 6C1-7.019, F.A.C.

Tenure is only granted in an academic department. In the case of the promotion of a faculty









member administratively assigned to a research or research and education center, the department

chair shall, after receiving the recommendation of the center director and the vote of the eligible

faculty (as defined in Rule 6C1-7.019) of the center, make a recommendation on the request for

promotion in accordance with Rule 6C1-7.019.

(3) Permanent Status.

(a) Permanent status insures the county extension faculty member of certain

commitments by the Florida Cooperative Extension Service should the county terminate without

cause the faculty member's position in the county. In the event a county extension faculty

member with permanent status is terminated without cause by the county:

1. The Florida Cooperative Extension Service shall reassign the faculty member to a

temporary position at the University of Florida for the next contract year of the faculty member,

with the understanding that the county extension faculty member will first apply for each similar

county position that is or becomes vacant during the contract year. The temporary employment

of the faculty member will be terminated at the end of the contract year. The faculty member's

permanent status shall likewise be terminated at the end of the contract year in the event the

faculty member has not previously secured another position with a county.

2. Such reassignment shall not decrease the annual salary of the county extension

faculty member.

(b) Permanent status is with the Florida Cooperative Extension Service, not the county.

(c) Permanent status is not granted for county extension administrative positions but

only for the equivalent county extension faculty rank held by the member. Permanent status

shall not be awarded to those holding the rank County Extension Agent I.









(d) A county extension faculty member of the Florida Cooperative Extension Service,

whose overall performance is worthy; and who is serving in a permanent status accruing rank,

shall be considered and recommended for permanent status or given a notice of non-renewal by

the end of the "permanent status probationary period." The "permanent status probationary

period" shall be six years unless extended under the same provisions that allow for the extension

of the tenure probationary period under Rule 6C1-7.019(3)(c). The performance of a faculty

member and progress toward permanent status is evaluated each year prior to being granted

permanent status and a letter is written by the county extension director to the supervising

district extension director either recommending that the faculty member "be continued in a

permanent status accruing position" or "not be continued in a permanent status accruing

position".

(e) County extension faculty members being considered for permanent status prior to

the last year of the permanent status probationary period may withdraw from consideration

without prejudice by written mutual agreement between the faculty member and the District

Extension Director. Faculty members being considered for promotion may withdraw from

consideration; this withdrawal from consideration for promotion or for permanent status must be

made prior to a decision by the President.

(f) Annually the district extension director supplies each county extension director

under his or her supervision with a list of those faculty members on the county staff who do not

have permanent status.

(g) Annually a letter is sent by the district extension director to each faculty member in

a permanent status accruing position under his or her supervision clearly stating:

1. his or her level of performance;









2. the strengths and the weaknesses of the faculty member; and

3. whether or not the faculty member will be recommended to be continued in a

permanent status accruing position.

(h) The procedure for recommendation and approval of permanent status is the same as

for tenure.

(4) The Senior Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources convenes annually

a committee composed of a representative cross section of the total faculty in Institute of Food

and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS). One half of the committee is appointed by the Senior Vice

President for Agriculture and Natural Resources and one-half elected by the tenured and

permanent status faculty members of IFAS. The committee serves in a fact-finding and

consultative role to the IFAS deans, pursuant to Rule 6C1-7.019(6)(b)2 and (6)(c)2, and the

Senior Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources concerning nominations for tenure,

promotion, and permanent status.



Specific Authority 1001.74(4) FS.

Law Implemented 1001.74(19), 1004.37 FS.

History--New 9-29-75, Amended 8-15-78, 2-12-82, 8-12-82, 9-15-83, Formerly 6C1-6.09,

Amended 5-19-93, 7-27-98, 3-2-03, 6-3-03, 7-19-05.









RULES OF

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

6C1-6.011 IFAS; Leave.

(1) County Extension faculty members of the Florida Cooperative Extension Service

accrue and use sick and vacation leave in adherence to the leave policy prescribed by the

University of Florida, unless otherwise established in a Memorandum of Understanding signed

by authorized representatives of both the University and the specific county involved. Accrued

and unused leave of County Extension faculty members transferring between counties in which

alternative leave policies are in place shall be administered in accordance with those leave

policies. Official leave records for sick and vacation leave shall be maintained by the University

of Florida. IFAS Extension employees located in county extension offices shall adhere to the

holiday schedule prescribed by the Board of County Commissioners unless specified differently

in a Memorandum of Understanding signed by authorized representatives of both the University

and the specific county involved.

(2) Leave records of faculty members who received, prior to September 1, 1969, from

the Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources, approval to accumulate up to 66

working days of accrued vacation leave to be used for the sole purpose of professional

improvement, are credited with the number of days accumulated for the purpose and they must

use the number of days of leave accumulated and recorded for this purpose only.



Specific Authority 1001.74(4) FS.

Law Implemented 1001.74(19), 1004.37 FS.

History--New 9-29-75, Formerly 6C1-6.11, Amended 6-28-98, 7-19-01, 1-7-03, 7-19-05.









RULES OF

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA



6C1-6.0111 IFAS; Insurance Coverage for Federal Appointees.

(1) Cooperative Extension employees, which include state and county extension faculty,

having both state and federal appointments and participating in the Federal Civil Service

Retirement System are eligible for both state and federal insurance coverage.

(2) Effective January 1, 1991, any Cooperative Extension employee meeting the criteria

set forth in paragraph (1) above must select coverage from either the federal or state health

insurance plans. This provision shall apply to current as well as future Cooperative Extension

employees.



Specific Authority 1001.74(4) FS.

Law Implemented 1001.74(19), 1012.96 FS.

History--New 11-13-90, Amended 1-7-03.









RULES OF

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA



6C1-6.013 IFAS; Florida 4-H Youth Development Programs and Participation.

(1) The youth development component of the Cooperative Extension Service is the 4-H

program. The Dean for Extension authorizes the use of the "4-H Club" name and emblem in

Florida in accordance with Federal law.

(2) The purpose of 4-H is the development of youth through design and delivery of

experiential programs that utilize the scientific knowledge and research of land grant

universities.

(3) Programs are determined through educational needs assessments that include input

from local communities, analysis of state and national trends and issues, availability of human

and financial resources, current educational research, and expert faculty opinion.

(4) Program participants include children and youth, and adults who have an impact on

the quality of life for Florida's children and youth. The 4-H program is committed to non-

discrimination in accordance with Rule 6C1-1.006, F.A.C. Participation may be limited based

on age and/or developmental level pursuant to program guidelines as developed in subsection (5)

of this rule.

(5) Faculty authorized to use the "4-H Club" name and emblem establish and publish

program guidelines, in consultation with appropriate county or state 4-H advisory groups and

subject to approval by the Dean for Extension. Faculty may also establish program rules for

competitive events.









(6) Institutions and organizations with which 4-H programs are cooperatively

conducted, parents, or guardians or individual youth participating in 4-H community-based

groups, must sign a statement of understanding that describes the program and conditions of

participation, including costs.

(7) While no membership or participation fee is required, fees may be charged for

materials, appropriate health insurance coverage, or other expenses associated with the

educational program as established by the Cooperative Extension Service.

(8) The 4-H volunteers working directly with youth will be screened utilizing

procedures and standards consistent with federal and state laws.



Specific Authority 1001.74(4) FS.

Law Implemented 1004.37 FS.

History--New 9-29-75, Formerly 6C1-6.013, Amended 5-19-93, 6-28-98, 5-30-04.









RULES OF

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

DIVISION OF UNIVERSITIES

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA



6C1-6.014 IFAS; Vaccination of Personnel.

Upon the joint decision of the Department Chairman, Department of Veterinary Science,

and the University of Florida Health Services officials, the faculty, staff, and/or students of the

Department may be required to be vaccinated for various diseases of animals transmissible to

man.



Specific Authority 240.227(1) FS.

Law Implemented 240.227(5), (8), 240.233 FS.

History--New 9-29-75, Formerly 6C1-6.14.









RULES OF

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA



6C1-6.015 IFAS; Outside Activity Guidelines.

(1) Permission to accept outside employment or to engage in private business activities

is subject to the conditions, limitations, or restrictions outlined in University rule 6C1-1.011. The

following guidelines have been developed to assist Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

(IFAS) faculty members and administrators in evaluating the appropriateness of certain outside

activities with regard to the particular concerns and goals of IFAS.

(2) Faculty may be involved in outside activities in which they have a financial interest

under conditions set forth in Rule 6C1-1.011, F.A.C. and this rule. In general, involvement in

such activities should not exceed an average of one day (eight hours) per seven-day week or 52

days in a fiscal year. These 52 days may be taken as annual leave, official time, weekends, or

holidays. Participation in these activities cannot conflict with University duties, responsibilities,

or obligations. Other professional outside activities that do not involve personal financial

interests must also be disclosed to ensure that no conflict exists with University duties,

responsibilities, or obligations. Any outside activities must be of such character as not to

damage in any way the prestige of IFAS or the University of Florida.

(3) When approval for outside employment activity is obtained by the faculty member

under this rule, accrued annual leave must be used when regular work hours are involved unless

the use of official time is specifically approved.









(4) Consulting conditions, limitations, or restrictions which apply when performing

outside employment, including services as an expert witness whether or not a fee is to be paid for

the services, provided the faculty has been subpoenaed, are as follows:

(a) Consulting within and outside of the United States will be performed only after

appropriate administrative approval has been granted.

(b) Limited amounts of consulting work on official time may be permitted; however,

decisions will depend upon the nature of the activity and the extent to which the activity is

expected to contribute to the professional development of the individual or to the overall interest

of the University. Justification for use of official time must be provided and related to the

specific professional responsibilities of the faculty member.

(c) Consulting within the State of Florida, though not prohibited, is highly restricted and

must not in any way conflict or compete with the normal services of IFAS. Generally, before

consulting within the State of Florida will be authorized, the following conditions must be met:

1. The appropriate unit administrator must certify in writing with supporting

documentation that the requested services are above and beyond those which can be provided

through the normal resources and programs of IFAS.

2. The individual or organization requesting the services must indicate in writing that

he or she or its representative fully understands that the services requested are beyond what

IFAS-could be expected to render and that he or she or its representative is willing to pay for

these services.

3. The requested services to be performed within the State of Florida must not be those

that could be performed by recognized professional consulting services within the State of

Florida.









(5) Expert witness service, like other forms of consulting, is an outside activity. To

avoid the appearance of "taking sides," IFAS policy is that its faculty and administrative and

professional Technical, Executive, Administrative and Managerial Support (TEAMS) employees

are not to act as expert witnesses in the State of Florida. Employment as an expert witness on a

legal matter outside the State of Florida can be permitted as long as there is no likely adverse

impact on IFAS operations and mission and such service is otherwise allowed under University

rules and state law.

(6) An IFAS faculty member is not permitted to engage in any outside activity

involving a personal financial interest in which intellectual property rights to inventions and

works are not-retained by the University of Florida pursuant to Rule 6C1-1.018, F.A.C.

(7) Whenever a community college requests the time of a faculty member a written

request for this time is made to the University of Florida through the individual who is being

asked to perform the function. If the subject is related to the IFAS mission, such an activity is

generally not approved as an outside activity. However, if the individual faculty member

wishes to perform the teaching function requested by the community college; if work load

adjustments are possible; and if the request is granted appropriate administrative approval, the

teaching load would become a part of the regular responsibility of the faculty member during the

period of involvement. The community college must reimburse IFAS for the time devoted to the

teaching function. If the subject matter of the class is outside the IFAS mission, the request will

be considered as any other outside activity.



Specific Authority 1001.74(4) FS.

Law Implemented 112.313, 112.3185, 1001.74(19) FS.









History--New 9-29-75, Amended 9-15-83, Formerly 6C1-6.15, Amended 5-19-93, 7-15-

97, 1-19-03.









RULES OF

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA


6C1-6.016 IFAS; Visitation to or Use of Certain Facilities.

(1) Visitation to the Research and Education Centers or other IFAS managed properties

in Florida:

(a) Members of the public wishing to tour the Research and Education facilities may do

so provided they obtain permission in advance from a faculty member associated with the

facilities and that when touring the facilities they are accompanied by an IFAS employee.

(b) Minor children, singly or in groups, when visiting the research centers, departments,

or other IFAS research and education sites must be accompanied by parents or a responsible

adult at all times.

(2) Use of IFAS facilities by outside groups is restricted to organizations that have

direct research, extension or teaching programmatic relationships with IFAS. The University

will charge maintenance or minor use fees to cover direct costs incurred from proposed uses.

(3) Notwithstanding the foregoing, Buildings 137, 142, and 1229 at the Austin Cary

Memorial Forest are available for use as set forth in this subsection. Permission for such use

must be obtained from the Director of the School of Forest Resources and Conservation. Fees

for use shall be set as provided in Rule 6C1-2.012(1), F.A.C., and the following priorities

(modifying those set forth in Rule 6C1-2.004, F.A.C.), will be observed in scheduling these

facilities:

(a) School of Forest Resources and Conservation programmatic activities;

(b) Other IFAS programmatic activities;









(c) School of Forest Resources and Conservation collaborators, cooperators, and related

organizations, including the Division of Forestry, Florida Forestry Association, and the United

States Forest Service, for their programmatic activities;

(d) Other University of Florida units for their programmatic activities;

(e) School of Forest Resources and Conservation and IFAS personnel; and

(f) Other persons.



Specific Authority 1001.74(4) F.S.

Law Implemented 1001.74(6) F.S.

History--New 9-29-75, Formerly 6C1-6.16, Amended 5-19-93, 6-28-98, 3-12-03, 1-11-05.









RULES OF

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

DIVISION OF UNIVERSITIES

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA



6C1-6.017 IFAS; Publications.

(1) Production, Procurement and Distribution

(a) As a part of its mission, the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) may

produce, procure, and distribute educational publications and materials to its county Extension

offices and research centers for dissemination to the general public. Publications are also

available by mail. See paragraph (4) below.

(b) IFAS publications shall be made available to the public without charge except that:

1. No more than one (1) copy of five (5) separate publications may be taken without

charge. All above this amount shall be sold at the cost of production and distribution.

2. Certain publications designated as "for sale" shall be made available at the printed

price of the publication plus handling and distribution cost including Florida sales tax.

(2) For Sale Publications

(a) At its discretion, IFAS may designate publications or materials as for sale because

of the cost involved in producing or procuring these materials for the public.

(b) No faculty or staff member of IFAS shall use personal funds to purchase

publications or materials for resale.









(c) Publications and/or materials produced by IFAS shall be considered copyrighted to

UF/IFAS. Use of these publications or materials may be liberally granted if the user agrees to

give appropriate credit for source and author.

(3) Vocational Agriculture -- Up to 10 copies of publications not designated for sale

may be given to vocational agriculture teachers for use in school libraries.

(4) Information for requests for publications can be obtained by writing to:

Publications, Building 440, University of Florida, PO Box 110011, Gainesville, Florida 32611-

0011.

(5) All payments shall be accepted only in U.S. dollar transactions.



Specific Authority 240.227(1) FS.

Law Implemented 240.501, 240.503, 240.505 FS.

History--New 9-29-75, Amended 9-15-83, Formerly 6C1-6.17, Amended 5-19-93, 6-28-

98.









RULES OF

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

DIVISION OF UNIVERSITIES

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA



6C1-6.018 IFAS; Diagnostic Services.

When examining specimens submitted to the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

(IFAS) by commercial enterprises or the public for diagnostic purposes, IFAS may charge a fee

to cover the cost of such diagnostic services, provided the service involves more than a casual

inspection of the specimen. The amount of the fee will be determined by IFAS based on the

actual cost of providing such services.



Specific Authority 240.227(1) FS.

Law Implemented 240.501, 240.503, 240.505 FS.

History--New 9-29-75, Formerly 6C1-6.18, Amended 5-19-93.









RULES OF

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

DIVISION OF UNIVERSITIES

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA



6C1-6.019 IFAS; Eligibility for Expanded Foods and Nutrition Education Program

(EFNEP).

Eligibility for participation in EFNEP,a program of the Florida Cooperative Extension

Service, shall be based on level of income, presence of young children in the household, and

willingness to cooperate in educational learning experiences and to provide a food recall

information as required under Federal program guidelines. The basis for identifying low income

households shall be the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines distributed by the United States

Department of Health and Human Services.



Specific Authority 240.227(1) FS.

Law Implemented 240.501, 240.503, 240.505 FS.

History--New 9-29-75, Formerly 6C1-6.19, Amended 5-19-93.









REGULATIONS OF

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA



6C1-6.021 IFAS; Guidelines for Implementation of the Plan as Related to 4-H Clubs and

Florida Association for Home and Community Education Clubs.

(1) Each County Extension faculty member responsible for the organization and

operation of 4-H clubs and/or home and community education clubs shall comply with these

guidelines for the implementation of the Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) of the Florida

Cooperative Extension Service as it relates to the organization and operation of 4-H clubs and/or

home and community education clubs in each county.

(2) The following definitions apply for these guidelines:

(a) Geographic Areas: The term "geographic areas" refers to those areas from which

members of the County Extension Advisory Committees are drawn or selected. (Specifically,

those are the areas from which members of the County Extension Family and Consumer

Sciences Committee and County Extension 4-H Advisory Committee are selected.) These

geographic areas are usually quite large and they may also be sometimes known as Affirmative

Action Planning Districts. Usually (though not always) these geographic Planning Districts

coincide with County Commissioner districts.

(b) Local Neighborhood and Community Boundaries: This is a term used in the

Affirmative Action Plan to delineate those areas that have been (or may be in the future)

identified by the County Extension faculty and Extension Advisory Committees as forming

natural or logical community or neighborhood areas. For the purposes of this rule they will be

called "Community Areas". These boundaries may be based upon criteria such as recognized









neighborhoods, city blocks, housing complexes, apartment complexes, natural boundaries (i.e.,

rivers, highways, railroads or major streets), election precincts or in some cases school districts.

The only real tests to be applied to the development of these boundaries is that race, color or

national origin may not be used as a determining factor! They must be logical boundaries and no

"gerrymandering" can be involved.

(c) Club: This is the term used for 4-H clubs and/or home and community education

clubs. Each club that serves a multi-racial Community Area (not to be confused with the County

Geographic Areas) shall be integrated in proportion to the population mix in the Community

Area served by the club.

(3) Guidelines for 4-H Clubs and Home and Community Education Clubs (old and

new).

(a) Each club shall serve a definite Community Area that is clearly delineated on a map

and the Community Area boundaries must be described in narrative form.

1. Clubs and boundaries must be approved (documented in minutes) by a properly

structured functional extension Advisory Committee.

2. More than one club may exist in the same Community Area when needed. Factors

that influence the number of clubs needed in Community Area are the number of potential

members, facilities, available leaders, etc.

(b) The racial composition (by number and percent) of each Community Area served by

a club(s) shall be determined. This ratio shall be used to determine the needed percent of

integration to be considered in full compliance with the Affirmative Action Plan goal if it is in an

interracial community. Until this ratio is achieved, all reasonable effort shall continue to be

implemented on an annual basis. If this ratio cannot be determined the population ratio of the









county shall be used. The source of such determination shall be documented, i.e.; census report,

Extension Advisory Committee decision, etc.

(c) One-race clubs may be formed and/or maintained in a one-race Community Area

provided that the overall intent of the Affirmative Action Plan is met on a county-wide basis.

(d) If a club(s) serves an interracial Community Area and the club(s) membership is

made of one race, all reasonable efforts shall be exerted to integrate the club.

(e) The term "all reasonable effort" shall include all three of the following:

1. Use of all available mass media, including radio, newspaper, and television to inform

potential recipients of the programs and of the opportunity to participate.

2. Personal letters and circulars addressed to defined potential recipients inviting them

to participate, including dates and places of meetings or other planned activities.

3. Personal contacts by the County Extension Faculty to a representative number of

potential minority recipients in a manner best suited to seek their active participation in

programs. Contacts shall be made through such channels as school, church, civic fraternal

groups and personal visits with potential minority participants.

(f) A major thrust to exert all reasonable effort shall be conducted between September 1

and December 31 of each year. Certification to the Dean of Extension as to the status of each

club shall be established by the Dean annually. Such certification shall be due in the Dean's

office by the set date. All reasonable effort shall be documented for audit purposes in county

Affirmative Action files.

(g) The county extension faculty shall comply with the intent of the AAP. Each club

shall contain members in proportion to the population mix of the Community Area served by the

club. Each county must show progress in the implementation of the provisions of the









Affirmative Action Plan, if it is not in full compliance. In cases where progress is not shown the

Dean for Extension shall review each case and where necessary require discontinuance of

educational programs.



Specific Authority: BOG Resolution dated January 7, 2003.

History--New 3-9-76, Formerly 6C1-6.21, Amended 6-28-98, 3-30-07.




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