- Author: Cynthia Kintigh
As previously announced in ANR Update (December 13, 2011), ANR will be soliciting proposals for CE advisor and specialist positions. This supplemental call aims to address programmatic gaps that were not previously identified or that have arisen since last year’s process. The new call is posted at http://ucanr.org/sites/anrstaff/Divisionwide_Planning/Program_Planning_and_Evaluation/2012_Call_for_Supplemental_Positions/.
The online submittal system will be open from February 1–May 18 to allow as much time as possible for internal consultation and external...
We are pleased to announce the request for proposals for ANR’s 2012 competitive grants program. The RFP is posted at http://ucanr.edu/files/134928.pdf.
The program is similar to last year’s with these changes:
- The water initiative is included in this year’s call.
- Letters of intent are due 30 days from today.
- Applicants whose letters have been selected will have 6 weeks to submit a full proposal.
- Both long-term and short-term projects must include extension and research.
- Cross-initiative collaboration is strongly encouraged.
ANR will invest in research, education and outreach projects to...
Registration is now open for two upcoming program team meetings. Register at http://ucanr.org/sites/programteams.
Jan. 31 – Feb. 1 program team meetings: The Ornamental & Environmental Horticulture, Nurseries & Master Gardener Program Team and the Water Resources Program Team will meet Jan. 31 – Feb. 1 at UC Davis.
Feb. 7–9 program team meetings: Program teams affiliated with the Healthy Families and Communities strategic initiative will be meeting at the Rec Pool Lodge at UC Davis Feb. 7–9. Participating program teams include Healthy Behaviors for Preventing Childhood Obesity; Youth Science Literacy in Nutrition, Agriculture and...
You may have seen an announcement from UCOP or UC Davis regarding the implementation of the UC Phased Retirement Program for January 1, 2012, through December 31, 2014. The intent of this new Phased Retirement Program is to help eligible employees who are 55 or older transition into retirement and allow for longer-term planning for employees, their families and the department they work in.
ANR has decided that it will not offer this program in 2012 to avoid adding to the workload of our already thin workforce. One of the primary guidelines in the program prohibits the department from adding capacity to offset a participating employee’s reduction in time.
Linda Marie Manton, Executive...
The advisory panel for the water strategic initiative has been appointed, announced Doug Parker, initiative leader and director of the California Institute for Water Resources.
Members of the water panel are
Rob Atwill, professor and CE specialist, Veterinary Medicine Extension, director of the Western Institute for Food Safety and Security, UC Davis
Allan Fulton, irrigation and water resources advisor, Tehama, Colusa, Glenn and Shasta counties
Jay Gan, professor of...