Women's Basketball halftime interview – Maryland
Discussion of the university's national effort in Early Childhood Education, grant announcement in the Center for Children, Family and Law, and the Quality Improvement Center for Workforce Development grant work with U. of Colorado-Denver, U. of Louisville and U. of Tennessee.
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[00:00:02.209]Welcome back to halftime.
[00:00:03.364]Matt Coatney with you.
[00:00:04.447]Huskers and Maryland
[00:00:05.859]and we're pleased to be joined again
[00:00:07.810]by Chancelor Ronnie Green.
[00:00:09.607]And, Chancelor, the University of Nebraska Lincoln
[00:00:11.946]is obviously known for it's strength
[00:00:13.612]and early childhood development.
[00:00:15.563]We heard last month that Nebraska is leading
[00:00:17.452]a national effort to improve services for children, too.
[00:00:20.829]How is Nebraska taking this leadership role?
[00:00:23.043]Well, Matt, you know,
[00:00:24.329]we do have a long history of leadership
[00:00:26.944]and early childhood education
[00:00:28.622]especially in development as well as
[00:00:32.003]the most recent grand announcement
[00:00:34.006]that we're really excited to make
[00:00:35.834]just before the holidays
[00:00:37.358]is one that has to do with more, you know,
[00:00:39.796]services for children. Uh, it was announced
[00:00:42.973]that we're leading a research effort
[00:00:44.792]to improve the lives of children
[00:00:47.334]and families who may need it the most.
[00:00:50.622]Very proud that it's part of our center
[00:00:53.421]for children, families, and the law
[00:00:55.325]that's a joint effort of our College of arts and sciences,
[00:00:57.926]College of education and human sciences,
[00:00:59.908]and College of law.
[00:01:01.777]Michelle Graff and her team
[00:01:05.014]have been tapped to lead this effort
[00:01:07.150]and studying and testing the best strategies
[00:01:08.888]for recruiting and retaining the trained workers
[00:01:12.234]who work with at risk, high risk children.
[00:01:15.809]National effort, we're very proud
[00:01:17.676]of having that under way now at the
[00:01:19.959]University of Nebraska.
[00:01:21.413]I understand that this is
[00:01:23.088]a national effort that Nebraska's leading,
[00:01:25.267]and working with other universities also.
[00:01:27.377]Is that correct?
[00:01:29.264]So it is a tripartite, if you want to think of it
[00:01:32.510]that way, effort among several university partners.
[00:01:36.127]It is called the Quality Improvement Center
[00:01:39.373]for Workforce Development.
[00:01:41.092]It's being enabled
[00:01:42.604]by a grant from the US Department of Health
[00:01:44.735]and Human Services Administration
[00:01:47.101]for their children and families
[00:01:49.136]children's bureau, part of that agency
[00:01:51.033]of the federal government.
[00:01:53.202]We'll collaborate with three national
[00:01:55.415]child welfare consultants and researchers
[00:01:57.720]at the University of Colorado,
[00:01:59.621]their Denver campus of CU,
[00:02:03.195]the University of Louisville,
[00:02:05.136]and our recent bowl game opponent,
[00:02:07.528]just last week at the Music City Bowl,
[00:02:11.526]when we played the University of Tennessee.
[00:02:14.394]The effort is to find solutions
[00:02:18.179]where we'll be working with the news center
[00:02:21.686]to select up to ten tribal
[00:02:23.394]and state child service agencies
[00:02:26.263]located in both rural and urban areas nationwide
[00:02:30.344]with a range of work force issues.
[00:02:32.821]We'll have consulting teams from the center
[00:02:35.170]who will be on site to assess issues
[00:02:37.715]and develop solutions then work with the agencies
[00:02:40.652]to implement and test their effectiveness.
[00:02:43.545]And the results from the effort
[00:02:45.385]will be shared nationally through a variety of outlets.
[00:02:49.081]The center is going to draw on a very wide range
[00:02:51.324]of expertise that will include
[00:02:53.146]social work. It will include industrial
[00:02:55.056]organizational psychology, human resource management,
[00:02:57.697]educational pshychology, implementation science,
[00:03:00.936]and of course, law from the center
[00:03:03.336]with the children, families and the law.
[00:03:05.540]So very proud of it! It's a multi disciplinary effort
[00:03:08.748]on much of our research at the university
[00:03:10.860]is now moved into that kind of multi discipline
[00:03:14.043]efforts to solve big problems
[00:03:16.021]and big challenges that are out there.
[00:03:18.206]We're uniquely qualified to lead this project
[00:03:20.903]here at UNL and proud of the opportunity
[00:03:23.793]to build on our strengths in early childhood care
[00:03:28.064]Chancellor, appreciate the time.
[00:03:29.022]Yep. Go Big Red.
[00:03:31.230]We're at the half.
[00:03:32.353]That's Chancellor Ronnie Green.
[00:03:33.465]Nebraska and the Maryland Terrapins.
[00:03:35.050]More half time in a few moments.
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