GUIDELINES FOR SOUTHERN DIRECTORS -- PURPOSE & APPROACH
PURPOSE AND APPROACH
These Guidelines for Southern Agricultural Experiment Station Directors provide
functional descriptions of the activities of the Association. They are intended to address
of (1) purpose and organizational relationships, and (2) process and procedure. The Guidelines are updated as-needed due to changes in policy, procedure, or process.
The Guidelines are one of several resources relevant to the operation
of the Southern Association of Agricultural Experiment Station Directors (Association).
Others are: 1) the national Guidelines
for Multistate Research Activities; 2) By-Laws
of the Association, which define the organization and the general tenets of
its functional elements; and 3) the SAAESD
Homepage which is a compilation of state, regional and national assignments
and descriptive information about the affairs of the Association.
Use of Guidelines
These Guidelines are organized with the intent of making each section a nearly stand-alone part
that one can find a description of the concept and purpose, the procedures and
to be used, and the product that is developed. Individuals elected or appointed to
positions and committees will find a general prescription for their activity.
The Association develops and uses strategic planning on a regional level as a mechanism
for establishing priorities and direction for current and new activities of the Association.
The Five-Year Plan (2000-2005) is also
to more effectively advocate the Southern agenda at the national level and to
with user and political constituencies in the Southern Region. The three components of the current plan are:
1) Mission and Vision Statements, 2)
Operational Plan, and 3)
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