Thank you for your interest in becoming a Hot Shot – a new model for national Extension collaboration.
The Western Center for Metropolitan Extension & Research and the National Urban Extension Leaders are assembling a national team of experts, called Hot Shots, to increase the capacity of local Extension offices to serve their metropolitan stakeholders and funders. Hot Shots will make it possible for Extension to solve ‘wicked’ problems locally, by providing access to expertise nationally. They can be called upon to conduct research, summarize findings and propose recommendations for short term, adequately funded, projects requiring credible, university-based applied research.
Hot Shots will be vetted for their expertise, their interest and capacity to take on new projects, and their willingness to work on projects outside their own region. Through this new model, local Extension can be more responsive and nimble to meet local needs, and can more readily take advantage of new funding opportunities.