Program Teams? Workgroups? Strategic Initiatives?
Confused? Try this Frequently asked Questions Fact Sheet.
How the bits fit: PowerPoint
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, communicate and implement around issues and priorities of shared interest.
However, much of the organizations work happens outside the workgroups where people come together in less formal and more agile groupings. As such, they can readily 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
- Share, and
Program teams bring people together at a slightly higher level than Workgroups. Program Teams help connect people who work on related though commonly distinct programmatic areas. Program teams then align with relevant Strategic Initiatives
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.
- The role of the SI panel.
- Note. While the 5 SIs all interact, the figure (at right) highlights the cross-cutting nature of pests and Water.
- Programmatic policy and Direction
- Chaired by the Associate Vice President
Guidelines for approval.
Note: When can you meet? PTs can meet or conference call whenever they like. Please note though that:
1) PTs can be supported by central funds to meet once per year (in years where funding is available).
2) On occasions, should a Strategic Initiative hold an event, relevant PTs might have the opportunity to meet.
Meeting Funds - What can be covered?
Note: UC ANR personnel can attend as many PT meetings as they like. However, they can only charge one PT (in person) meeting against central funds.
Obviously, if virtual, people can attend as many as they like.
Meeting support is provided by the Program Support Unit (PSU) for one PT meeting per year.
Each Program Team submits a very simple Meeting report 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