UC Delivers, a collection of stories showing how ANR is making a difference for Californians, is a great option to consider when relaying the impact of your work. Once a story is posted to the website it is converted to a one-page PDF, shared with ANR senior management and posted to the federal impacts website for land-grant universities at https://landgrantimpacts.tamu.edu.
Stories or portions of stories may also be included in the annual federal report that is submitted to our funding partner, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. You can view the 2015 Federal Report Snapshot at http://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/files/253625.pdf for a glimpse of research and extension that was included in the report. One-pagers on UC Delivers may also be used to educate county supervisors, legislators, funders and reporters about the impact of ANR activities.
You may consider additional creative ways to share your work using UC Delivers. For example, Andra Nicoli from the UC CalFresh state office brought UC Delivers stories to the California SNAP-Ed Local Implementing Agency Forum to distribute as handouts, and included payoffs from the stories on a display board to show off her unit's work.
“I love UC Delivers because it is a quick way for policymakers and stakeholders to understand the context of an issue and the expertise the UC can leverage as problem-solvers and collaborators,” said Nicoli.
To submit an article to UC Delivers, go to your ANR Portal page and click on “Add a New Story” under UC Delivers. Program Planning and Evaluation (PP&E) has streamlined the editing process with the goal of posting stories two to four weeks after you submit them.
Jennifer Caron-Sale will review content and work with authors to ensure articles are written in lay language, have strong payoffs and conform to ANR's writing style and the UC Delivers template. Additionally, if you completed an ANR Competitive Grant Final Report in 2016 or 2017, she will reach out to you to initiate the editing process for a public-oriented version of the summary that you include in your report.
If you have questions about UC Delivers, please contact Caron-Sale at firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 987-0214. She looks forward to receiving and posting stories in 2017 that represent all five Strategic Initiatives.