Program Teams? Workgroups? Strategic Initiatives?
Confused? Try this Frequently asked Questions Fact Sheet.
A. Workgroups are our most foundational units (and can be both formal and informal); operating as Communities of Practice where people
- Plan, and
Formal versus informal?
The Formal workgroups provide a mechanism for people to connect and communicate about the large issues and priorities.
However, much of the actual work is done by the less formal and more agile groupings that can more easily respond to identified needs and work together on specific research or extension projects and programs.
Workgroups align with relevant Program Teams.
Interested in forming a new workgroup? See below.
B. Program Teams provide the opportunity to
C. Strategic initiatives (SIs) are the umbrellas that
- Communicate, and
for the work we do; bringing the power of science to deliver practical solutions to help California.
- Note. While the 5 SIs all interact, the figure (at right) highlights the cross-cutting nature of pests and Water.
Guidelines for approval.
Note: When can you meet? PTs can of course meet or conference call whenever they like. Funds to meet in person are potentially available up to two times per year.
1) Once a year as a Program Team, and
2) In association should a relevant Strategic Initiative hold a conference.
3) Meeting Funds - What can be covered?
Note: Meeting support is provided by the Program Support Unit (PSU).
Each Program Team submits a very simple reporting form for their Program Team meetings.
If you have any questions, view the Workgroup FAQs.
New workgroups are approved by the Associate Vice President and the Vice Provost SI & SWP. We'll be in touch within 5 working days.
If you have questions or need further information, please contact:
Director, Program Planning & Evaluation
Oakland 510-987-0136; Davis 530-750-1255
Director, Program Support Unit