- Author: Pamela Kan-Rice
We are currently updating our UC ANR Strategic Vision. We kicked-off the conversation at the April 2023 UC ANR Statewide Conference, and that then informed the development of the strategic visioning survey that is currently open.
While we have received responses from across our employee and external stakeholder groups, overall response rates are still lower than desired. The strategic visioning process will outline UC ANR's areas of focus and will influence allocation of resources for the next 15 years so it's critical that everyone's voice is represented.
Hoping to appeal to healthy competition, we especially need to hear from those in the groups listed below that currently have lower response...
As part of the current effort to align our work such that we are best positioned to achieve the 2025 Strategic Vision, a group of UC ANR academics have drafted condition changes that are now in need of your review and feedback.
Condition changes are those long-term outcomes of our work that are the evidence of how our work makes a difference. Condition changes are at a level higher than that of the personal benefit our clientele receive as a result of direct participation in our programs. Rather, the condition change represents environmental, health or economic benefits at a societal level (e.g. improved water quality, improved nutrition and health, increased market opportunities,...
I am pleased to invite you to a Virtual Town Hall on Wednesday, Jan. 18, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., to discuss the new five-year UC ANR Strategic Plan. Members of the senior leadership team will present the main points of the plan and address any questions you may have.
In August 2016, President Napolitano requested a five-year strategic plan for UC ANR by December 2016. To meet that ambitious deadline, the Senior Leadership Team worked closely with the strategic planning resources at UCOP and UC ANR to guide us through a rigorous process. We enlisted the assistance of...
Dear ANR colleagues:
As a finalist in the hiring process for my new position here at UC ANR, I was asked to write a five-page vision statement for the Division, something that would address the challenges as well as potential opportunities. Now that I am your vice president, I would like to share that vision with the ANR community, to start some discussions about our future.
In the vision statement, I identified three major challenges we must work on together but, as is my normal preference, chose to focus more on opportunities for ANR. I highlighted how some existing initiatives might be expanded and provided ideas for new opportunities. To develop this vision statement, I drew from my 25-plus years of experience...
- Author: Pamela Kan-Rice
I am pleased to announce that ANR's 2013 competitive grants program will fund 15 projects, for a total of approximately $3.5 million over 5 years. The awards range from $5,500 to nearly $350,000. Last year ANR funded 16 projects with $3.67 million over 5 years.
A full list of the funded projects, collaborators, funding amounts and funding sources are posted at http://ucanr.edu/2013cg.
Taking into consideration several comments from the Partnership to Advance Cooperative Extension (PACE) effort and others, ANR made significant changes to the 2013 competitive grants program RFP. Changes included the...