The 2018 Call for Cooperative Extension (CE) positions was released on Feb. 7 with the aim to identify positions that address programmatic gaps and emerging needs. The call, including the new process flowchart and timeline, criteria, proposal template and interactive academic footprint maps are posted at http://ucanr.edu/2018callforpositions.
Here's a quick update:
- CE Advisor position proposals – The county directors and REC directors have narrowed their list of proposed CE advisor positions to 27. They have discussed these with program team leaders and statewide program/institute directors. Through ongoing two-way communication, we encourage them to work with program teams, statewide programs/institutes and external stakeholders to develop those proposals. At their May 10 meeting, county directors and REC directors will further narrow to the 20 proposed positions for submittal May 15. The list of 27, and those that aren't moving forward but can be picked up by other groups such as program teams and statewide programs/institutes, are posted along with more detail on their next steps.
- CE Specialist position proposals – Conversations for the proposed CE specialist positions have also begun. Through two-way communication, department chairs, CE specialists, Agricultural Experiment Station faculty will engage with program teams, statewide programs/institutes and external stakeholders to develop positions. The list of department chairs to contact is posted, as will be proposal ideas when available (no later than April 20). The final list of 20 proposed positions will be submitted by May 15.
We thank the ANR network for actively engaging in this participatory process to strength and rebuild CE positions statewide.
Associate Vice President
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