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Administrative Orientation for new UC ANR employees to be held Nov. 14

Administrative Orientation for New Employees will be held Nov. 14, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the UC ANR Building at 2801 Second Street in Davis. Register now at http://ucanr.edu/sites/orientations.

Participants will have opportunities to:

  • Learn about the ANR's Vision and Mission.
  • Learn about ANR structure and individual programs and units.
  • Interact with ANR leadership and directors.
  • Meet and network with new colleagues from around the state.
  • Get answers to burning questions about health benefits, AggieTravel and more.

Who Should Attend: UC ANR employees – academics and staff – who have not participated in an administrative orientation in the past. Priority will be given to those hired by ANR within the past year.

A note to academics: We've been asked how the Administrative Orientation differs from the Programmatic Orientation and should academics attend both orientations. The short answer is, Yes, it's beneficial to attend both sessions.

  • The Programmatic Orientation is designed to help academics jump start their programs by focusing on program design and showcasing successful projects of other ANR academics.
  • Although the Administrative Orientation introduces statewide programs, it focuses on administrative units and services and  provides an overview of ANR structure, vision and mission.

Schedules and materials from past orientations can be viewed online at http://ucanr.edu/sites/orientations/Past_Orientations

If you have questions or would like further information, feel free to email ANR Program Support or call (530) 750-1260.

View or leave comments for ANR Leadership at http://ucanr.edu/sites/ANRUpdate/Comments.

This announcement is also posted and archived on the ANR Update pages.

Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 10:49 AM

Save your Adobe Connect video files by Friday, June 16

Just a friendly reminder, if you haven't already saved important video files on Adobe Connect to Box or YouTube, please save them by Friday, June 16, to avoid losing the recordings when ANR cancels the Adobe Connect service.

The following are steps you need to take:

  1. Find out if you have any videos stored on Adobe Connect that are being used on a website.
  2. If you have important files, convert them to MP4 files and save them to a local hard drive.
  3. Upload the converted video to Box, YouTube or another third-party streaming service.
  4. Replace the old URL link on websites with the new video link.

As we've adopted Zoom as our new conferencing system platform, which also has MP4 recording function, we'll soon be canceling ANR's Adobe Connect subscription.

For more information to assist you with converting the existing proprietary Adobe Connect files to MP4 format and uploading them to Box, YouTube or another third-party streaming service, visit http://ucanr.edu/sites/adobeconnectvideos.

Please contact IT Help Desk at help@ucanr.edu if you have any questions about this transition.

Tolgay Kizilelma
IT Infrastructure and Support

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This announcement is also posted and archived on the ANR Update pages.

Posted on Monday, June 12, 2017 at 8:25 AM

2017 Staff Engagement Survey deadline extended to June 9

Dear Colleagues: 

We are ANR, we can do better than our UC colleagues. As of today, ANR response to the 2017 Engagement Survey is at 46 percent, behind UCOP's 53 percent, Santa Barbara's 51 percent and Santa Cruz's 50 percent. The deadline has been extended to Friday, June 9.

If you received the survey from Willis Towers Watson and have already taken it, thank you! If not please take a few moments to complete the survey and share your views.

We understand that due to increased cybersecurity awareness, you may be reluctant to clink on links in emails from unfamiliar senders. We assure you that Willis Towers Watson is UC's trusted partner and the survey link is legitimate and secure. 

The Engagement Survey is a great opportunity to provide feedback and we are trying to match or surpass our return rate of 56 percent from the 2015 Engagement Survey. The more voices we hear from the better!

The survey, developed by the Council of University of California Staff Assemblies (CUCSA) in collaboration with systemwide Human Resources' Employee Relations department and Willis Towers Watson, is an opportunity to voice your opinion on the current state of career development, communication, engagement, image/brand, organizational change, performance management, supervision and working relationships at this location.

Again, the survey is completely confidential and your individual responses to the survey and personally identifying information will not be shared with UC. 

Note that union-represented employees will not participate in the survey because UC receives their feedback through their union representatives during the collective bargaining process.

Should you have questions about the survey, please contact EmployeeSurveySupport@willistowerswatson.com

Every participant and viewpoint matters. Thank you! 

John Fox
Executive Director Human Resources

 

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This announcement is also posted and archived on the ANR Update pages.

Posted on Monday, June 5, 2017 at 9:02 AM
Tags: John Fox (7), Staff Personnel (13)

Save your Adobe Connect video files now

Time is running out on ANR's Adobe Connect service. Make sure any video files on Adobe Connect that you need are saved to Box or YouTube ASAP. The following are steps you need to take:

1. Find out if you have any videos stored on Adobe Connect that are being used on a website.

2. If you have important files, convert them to MP4 files and save them to a local hard drive.

3. Upload the converted video to Box, YouTube or another third-party streaming service.

4. Replace the old URL link with the new video link.

As we've adopted Zoom as our new conferencing system platform, which also has MP4 recording function, we'll soon be canceling ANR's Adobe Connect subscription. We'd like you to finish moving existing Adobe Connect files you currently use to another platform by June 15, 2017. Your timely action will allow us to properly address this issue and avoid the potential loss of your recordings when we cancel the Adobe Connect service.

For the Adobe Connect URL/playback service, we have created the necessary instructions and documents to assist you with converting the existing proprietary Adobe Connect files to MP4 format and uploading them to Box, YouTube or another third-party streaming service.

Please check the following link for further information  http://ucanr.edu/sites/adobeconnectvideos.

Please contact IT Help Desk via email, help@ucanr.edu, if you have any questions about this transition.

Tolgay Kizilelma
IT Infrastructure and Support

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This announcement is also posted and archived on the ANR Update pages.

Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 12:36 PM
Tags: Adobe Connect (4), IT (2), Tolgay Kizilelma (2)

Join our 'We Are UC ANR' awareness campaign in June

Colleagues,

If you've ever struggled to wrap your arms around all that we do or have a difficult time conveying it to stakeholders, an upcoming public awareness campaign (featuring a new We Are UC ANR video and interactive map) will help. The campaign, featuring those two website products and various social media tools, will help tell the UC ANR story in a compelling and visually beautiful way. 

Starting on Thursday, June 1, we're asking for your help to spread the word about our new video and map and to encourage your stakeholders to share their stories through their social networks. To make this easy, we've developed a toolkit that includes sample posts and tweets, images, short video trailers, messaging, and the hashtag #WeAreUCANR.

Please encourage your staffs, networks, and colleagues to post their own inspirational stories about our impact on a client, the work of a dedicated colleague, or just what makes them happy to be part of the UC ANR family.

We're problem-solvers. Catalysts. Collaborators. Educators. Stewards of the land. The people of UC ANR are all this and more—providing the bridge between the people of California and trusted, science-based answers to everyday questions. Please join this month-long awareness effort and help us to bring UC ANR alive to current and future stakeholders!

Thank you.

Mike Janes
Strategic Communications Director

 

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This announcement is also posted and archived on the ANR Update pages.

 

 

Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 11:45 AM

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