August 6, 2019
October 1 Deadline for Agent Reports in PEARS
October 1 marks the end of the current program year (2018-2019) and the beginning of the new (2019-2020) program year. As part of that transition, there are several local unit agent reports that need to be completed in PEARS by that date.
From the PEARS menu, select "Action Plan" from the drop down box under "Plan" to see the list of your current action plans. If you plan to continue with the same action plan(s) for next year, simply "Copy the Plan to the Next Reporting Period." Once that's done you can update/edit the action plan to suit the needs of your local unit.
Another option is to "Copy a PFT action plan to your Individual Plan" and edit it to fit the needs of your local unit. This is also the option to use to select a Signature Program. With the launch of the signature program this fall, we encourage each Extension agent to identify at least one Signature Program to implement in 2019-2020. There may be a few PFTs that don't have their signature program identified yet, so for this first year, we will be flexible, but hope that as many as possible will do this.
Please note: New agents won’t write a new action plan until after attending Programming with a Purpose. Prior to this training, a new agent could adopt a previous plan or a PFT plan.
Action Plan Outcomes (Impact Statements)
For this report, include evidence of program impact on the participants. From the PEARS menu, select "Action Plan Outcomes" from the drop down box under "Track." To create a new Impact Report, click on the "Create an Action Plan Outcome" or the "+Add" button.
Professional Development Plans
From the PEARS menu, select "Professional Development" from the drop down box under "Plan." The first step is to click on the "Event Catalog" to select the professional development opportunities you plan to attend in 2019-2020.
Next go to the "My Plans" tab and click on the "+Add" button. Once you change the reporting period to 2019-2020, the professional development opportunities you selected earlier will show up.
For questions, check out the PEARS Support Page or call OEIE at 785-789-3199.