Academic Assembly Council
Welcome to the official web site for the University of California Academic Assembly Council. The mission of the Assembly Council is to provide a forum to enhance the impacts of Cooperative Extension programs and address the professional needs of Cooperative Extension academic employees. Let us know if you are interested in serving on a committee.
- Updating the eBook
- Providing travel grants and organizing awards
- Conducting exit interviews
- Running elections
Coffee with the Assemblies
What: Coffee with the Assemblies
When: Every fourth Tuesday of the month from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Why: These “coffee chats” will let SAC and AAC know what is on your mind to help inform each assemblies’ priorities, goals, and programs, and to help foster a spirit of collaboration between ANR’s staff and academics. AAC and SAC will also provide updates on our current work and let you know how you can get involved in a solutions-oriented approach to proactively shaping your workplace.
February’s Topic: ANR New Year Pulse Check – how are you feeling going into the new year? What is on your mind?
Welfare & Benefits FAQs
Check out the Welfare & Benefits Committee FAQs on sabbatical leave and travel awards. More frequently asked for answers coming soon!
Professional Society Meeting Travel Funds
Professional Society Meeting Travel Funds Call Opens November 9, 2022 and Closes December 8, 2022.
What are Academic Assembly Council (AAC) Travel Funds? These funds support travel to meetings with professional societies which are recognized organizations holding regularly scheduled meetings primarily for the reporting and exchange of knowledge among members. They publish peer-referred journals and/or edit proceedings of meetings to promote professional growth.
Who can apply? Cooperative Extension Advisors, Academic Coordinators and Specialists are eligible for one meeting approval per fiscal year (July 1 – June 30).
When is the application period? Calls for applications open two times a year and cover a six month travel period.
2022 Distinguished Service Awards Announced
Congratulations to the award recipients!
- Outstanding Research: Mark Hoddle
- Outstanding Extension: Rebecca Lyn Brock
- Outstanding New Academic: Aparna Gazula
- Outstanding Team: Winter Cover Cropping/Water Use Team
- Outstanding Leader: Gail Feenstra
- Outstanding Contribution to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Kathrine Soule