- Author: Pamela Kan-Rice
The Western Extension Directors Association (WEDA) seeks applications for the 2019 Award of Excellence. This award recognizes Cooperative Extension outreach education programming that has achieved outstanding accomplishments, results, and impacts in addressing contemporary issues in one or more of the 13 states and 4 territories in the western region. Mature programs with documented impacts are encouraged for submission. Please note that 30 percent of the evaluation score is based on a clear assessment of program impact.
Three programs that represent the work of an individual or multidisciplinary team within a single or multistate/territory setting may receive the WEDA Award of Excellence. If warranted, a multistate/territory program will win one of the awards.
Anyone in UC ANR may recommend potential awardees by completing and submitting an application package. Self-nominations are appropriate.
Only Extension directors may submit applications to WEDA. As the Extension director for California, Vice President Humiston must submit all UC ANR applications to WEDA for consideration. Vice President Humiston may submit up to two applications per year. The Academic Assembly Council (AAC) and Strategic Initiative (SI) Leaders will review all applications. The AAC and the group of SI Leaders will each submit their top 4 nominations to Vice Provosts Bell and Lagrimini and Associate Vice President Powers for final recommendation to Vice President Humiston.
Submit applications for the internal competition to Mark Bell, vice provost of strategic initiatives and statewide programs, at email@example.com on or before Feb. 15, 2019, using a specific format http://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/295422.pdf. See attached for format instructions.
Previous WEDA Award of Excellence winning programs are not eligible for consideration. Programs previously nominated for WEDA Awards of Excellence but not selected can be resubmitted for consideration, including those recognized as Honorable Mention.
Please see the attached guidelines http://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/295422.pdf for preparing an application package. For more information, contact Bell directly at (530) 750-1288 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Given the strength of UC ANR programs throughout the state, I suspect California will be very competitive again this year. The WEDA Excellence in Extension Award is an outstanding opportunity to have your efforts recognized!
- Author: Pamela Kan-Rice
Applications are being sought for the Western Extension Directors Association (WEDA) Awards of Excellence. This award recognizes Cooperative Extension outreach education programming that has achieved outstanding accomplishments, results and impacts in addressing contemporary issues in one or more of the 13 states and four territories in the western region. It is anticipated that recipients of the award will include mature programs with documented impacts.
The WEDA Award of Excellence may be given to a total of three programs that represent the work of an individual or multidisciplinary team within a single or multistate/territory setting. If warranted, at least one of the three awards will be given to a multistate/territory program.
Applications may be submitted to WEDA only by extension directors. In California, Vice President Glenda Humiston will submit the applications.
Anyone in UC ANR may recommend potential awardees by completing and submitting an application package. Self-nominations are appropriate. All UC ANR applications must be submitted to WEDA by Humiston to be accepted for consideration.
Humiston may submit up to two program submissions per year. Therefore, an internal application process will be used. All applications for the internal competition must be submitted to Mark Bell, vice provost of strategic initiatives and statewide programs, at email@example.com on or before Feb. 20, 2018, using a specific format.
Previous WEDA Award of Excellence winning programs cannot be resubmitted. Programs nominated for WEDA Awards of Excellence but not selected can be resubmitted for future consideration, including those recognized as Honorable Mention.
“Given the strength of UC ANR programs throughout the state, I suspect California will be very competitive again this year,” said Wendy Powers, associate vice president. “This is a great opportunity to have your efforts recognized!”
The 2017 nomination process for the national Excellence in Extension and Diversity awards has been announced by the Extension Committee on Organization & Policy (ECOP) and USDA-NIFA. The due date for online nominations is May 1, 2017, at 5 p.m. Pacific Time.
For details and to access the worksheets and online nomination forms go to http://www.aplu.org/CESawards.
When completing a nomination for Excellence in Extension Award, please note that there are some changes to the criteria. Nominations from previous years that were not selected are encouraged to reapply for the national awards. Questions can be directed to Sandy Ruble, ECOP program assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominations are being sought to represent the United States for the 2016 APEC Science Prize Competition for Innovation, Research and Education (ASPIRE Prize) being held in Lima, Peru. “Technologies for Food Security” is the ASPIRE Prize theme.
ASPIRE recognizes young scientists under the age of 40 from the 21 APEC economies (http://www.state.gov/p/eap/regional/apec/) for their excellence in scientific research and cooperation with scientists from other APEC member economies.
More information on the cash prize and the application are at www.state.gov/e/oes/stc/aspire2016/index.htm. The U.S. State Department has extended the application deadline to April 17, 2016.
Please direct any questions regarding the competition to AspirePrize@State.gov or Douglas M. Herrin, MD, U.S. State Department Office of Science and Technology Cooperation at HerrinDM@State.gov or Christin Kjelland at KjellandC@State.gov.
UC's Sautter Award program, honoring innovation in information technology, is now accepting 2016 nominations through May 6, 2016. The award recognizes innovative technology projects that advance UC's teaching, research, health care and public service missions.
The program is open to faculty and staff from all UC campuses and medical centers, the Office of the President, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and UC ANR. Teams or individuals who have implemented an innovative IT project at UC in the last three years are encouraged to submit an application for an award.
The program presents up to three Golden Awards, two Silver Awards and five honorable mentions.
The application deadline is 5 p.m. May 6. Award recipients will be announced July 12 at the UC Computing Services Conference at UC Santa Cruz.
For more details about the award and how to apply, visit the Sautter Award program website.
Named for UC Riverside's former associate vice chancellor for computing and communications, the award program is sponsored by the UC IT Leadership Council.