- Author: John Fox
As wildfires continue to burn in Southern California, I'd like to remind you of the support available from UC's benefit plans for those of you impacted by the fires: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/2017/12/emergency-support-from-ucs-benefit-plans.html.
I hope you all have a safe weekend.
Executive director, Human Resources
View or leave comments for ANR Leadership at http://ucanr.edu/sites/ANRUpdate/Comments.
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- Author: Pamela Kan-Rice
UC Office of the President invites comments on a proposed Presidential Policy on Open Access for Theses and Dissertations. The policy is new and includes the following key issues:
- There is currently no systemwide uniformity or policy for ensuring open access to UC graduate students' theses and dissertations. This policy will provide systemwide consistency for these works.
- Allowance for embargoes that delay the date theses or dissertations are made available in an open access repository.
You can access the proposed policy at
- Author: Brian Oatman
As you probably know, the Thomas Fire is still burning in Ventura County. The UCCE Ventura and UCCE Santa Barbara offices and Hansen Research & Extension Center are still closed today due to power outages and poor air quality. Some staff members are working offsite.
I've heard that many of our colleagues in Ventura County evacuated and some have returned to their homes. Unfortunately I also heard that two ANR members and several Master Gardener volunteers have lost their homes in the fire. ANR leadership is exploring ways we can help.
There are also three wildfires actively burning in Los Angeles County, one has caused the suspension of classes today at UCLA, but we have not yet heard of any impact to ANR offices or...
- Author: John Fox
Last spring, a sampling of non-represented UC ANR staff were asked to complete the biennial Staff Engagement Survey to gauge their impressions about working for the University. All staff and academics are invited to take part in a Zoom webinar to review the Staff Engagement Survey results. The webinar will be co-hosted by ANR Staff Assembly and Human Resources.
- Wednesday, Dec. 13, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
- Zoom: https://ucanr.zoom.us/j/8151602829
- Telephone US: +1 408 638 0968 or +1 646 558 8656
- Meeting ID: 815-160-2829
For more information on the 2017 UC Staff Engagement Survey, see the
I am pleased to announce funding decisions for the 2017 UC ANR Competitive Grants Program/High Risk, High Rewards Program. As in past years, the number of requests received exceeds funding available. With 45 competitive grant proposals requesting over $7 million and six high-risk high-reward proposals requesting over another $500,000, we are pleased to be able to support around 25 percent overall.
I want to thank the Strategic Initiative Panels for their work in screening Letters of Intent and the Technical Review Panels for their efforts reviewing proposals for technical merit, feasibility and Extension prior to the review by Program Council. Program Council then reviewed proposals against all the...