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Travel funds available for UCCE specialists to collaborate

ANR will be making additional travel support available for UC Cooperative Extension specialists to collaborate with ANR academics off-campus, including UCCE advisors in the counties and ANR academics at the research and extension centers in FY 2017/18.

With the level of funds available, each specialist may apply for up to $2,500 for FY 2017/18 (travel reports must be submitted within 45 days of travel, and funds must be expended by June 30, 2018). These travel funds must be used by the UCCE specialists only and cannot be used for out-of-state travel.

Completing a short online survey is the only step in accessing these funds.

A brief survey form is accessible from your ANR Portal. The survey asks 

•        Name and title of specialist requesting support

•        Project/Program name

•        Brief project description (one paragraph)

•        Collaborating advisors

While there is no deadline for applications for these travel funds, they must be expended in the current fiscal year.

"We are pleased that we are able to take this step to assist in meeting an identified need," said Wendy Powers, associate vice president.

UCCE specialists may apply for funds directly at

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Posted on Friday, July 28, 2017 at 8:22 AM
Tags: specialists (10), travel funds (1)

Vice Provost – Cooperative Extension position being re-evaluated

UC ANR has been searching for a Vice Provost – Cooperative Extension for some time now without success. Following an extended application submission and review process, the search committee has not identified any applicants to be interviewed. 

My sincere thanks to the search committee for their time and hard work to identify and review candidates for the position. Thanks also go to Vice Provost Greer, who has agreed to continue in the role through the end of September.

Over the course of the next few weeks, we will evaluate the necessary functions of the entire leadership team and, with advice from key leaders throughout the UC ANR system, develop a plan to move forward to provide for these key functions. We are currently finalizing plans to meet needs effective October 1. We will share those plans shortly.

Glenda Humiston
Vice President

Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 8:49 AM

Reminder to sign up for regional Goal 5 information sessions

Join Associate Vice President Wendy Powers at one of five regional information sessions being held in late July and early August to talk about Goal 5 of ANR's Strategic Plan, which involves conducting a process to align programs and services with the 2025 Strategic Vision. The purpose of Goal 5 of the UC ANR Strategic Plan is to assess both current and future needs, strengths and impacts of our work, then align our efforts such that we are positioned to achieve the 2025 Strategic Vision.

The San Diego session has reached capacity, but you can still register for one of the other locations at

At each location, Powers will be joined by Raj Kapur, the consultant and facilitator who will lead UC ANR through the process; Jan Corlett, chief of staff to the vice president; and Mark Bell, vice provost of strategic initiatives and statewide programs.

Each session will held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and lunch will be provided. From 10 a.m. to noon, the topic will be Goal 5 of the strategic plan, plans and approach being used, as well as current status of the work. Anyone wishing to stay after lunch and visit with the Goal 5 team is welcome to do so.

Before attending the session, please read the draft public values statements posted at

The Goal 5 information sessions will be held at the following locations:

  • Wednesday, July 26, 2017 – South Region Information Session at the UCCE San Diego Office, 9335 Hazard Way, Suite 201, San Diego, CA 92123. WAIT LIST ONLY.
  • Thursday, July 27, 2017 – Coast Region Information Session at the UCCE San Luis Obispo Office, 2156 Sierra Way, Suite C, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
  • Friday, July 28, 2017 – Central Valley Region Information Session at the Kearney REC, 9240 South Riverbend Ave, Parlier, CA 93648
  • Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 – North Region Information Session at the Redding City Hall Community Room, 777 Cypress Ave, Redding, CA 96001
  • Friday, Aug. 4, 2017 – Sacramento Region Information Session at the Davis ANR Building, 2801 Second Street, Davis, CA 95618

The information sessions are in person, however a video of the 30-minute Zoom meeting held June 20 can be viewed at


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Posted on Monday, July 17, 2017 at 4:19 PM

Final reminder: Adobe Connect cancellation

As IT has announced in previous messages, important video recordings on Adobe Connect should have been moved by June 15 to avoid losing access to the recordings.

If you still have important video files on Adobe Connect that you haven't already saved to Box or YouTube, please contact IT immediately – IT Help Desk at or (530) 750-1212.

As you know, ANR has adopted Zoom as the new conferencing system platform, which also has MP4 recording function, and therefore we are canceling ANR's Adobe Connect subscription.

Tolgay Kizilelma
IT Infrastructure and Support

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Posted on Monday, July 17, 2017 at 2:38 PM
Tags: Adobe Connect (5), Tolgay Kizilelma (3), Zoom (1)

New UC International Activities Policy now effective

UCOP released a new policy titled International Activities Policy (IAP) drafted by a working group formed by the Academic Planning Council (APC), a joint Senate and Administration body chaired by Executive Vice President and Provost Aimee Dorr. This new policy is replacing the 2005 Guidelines for the Establishment and Operations of Foreign Affiliate Organizations and Foreign Operations, which pertain to a narrow area of international activities.

The new Policy covers all international activities conducted by all UC employees and students including routine activities; it sets out governing principles, clarifies approval levels, and directs proponents of international activities to consider and address attendant risks.

The International Activities Policy is effective as of June 23, 2017, and is published online at

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Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 2:26 PM

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