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Condition Change Survey

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Survey Participation

UC ANR implemented a survey in February/March 2018 to understand how Cooperative Extension (CE) academics’ efforts contribute toward condition changes, enabling us to measure and better articulate how we impact California.

In the survey, CE Advisors, CE Academic Coordinators and Administrators, CE Specialists, and other academics reported their full time equivalent (FTE) work towards UC ANR condition changes for the federal fiscal year 2017 (10/1/16-9/30/17).

Online surveys were distributed to 290 participants’. A total of 252 survey responses were collected, which is a response rate of 87%. This 2017 fiscal year condition change effort data was shared during the April 9-12, 2018 UC ANR statewide conference.

Terminology

Condition changes represent broad environmental, health, or economic benefits at a societal level, recognizing that UC ANR may be only one contributor towards these long-term outcomes.

Program Areas are the broad subject matters currently covered by ANR’s Program Team umbrella structure. In Project Board, assigning a Program Area to Extension Activities and Projects enables ANR to aggregate as best as possible the unique work that academics do in the field for accountability and advocacy purposes.

Public value statements articulate the value of UC ANR’s work, benefitting those beyond our program participants. These will be finalized in spring 2018 by a diverse group of academics.

Conference Feedback

Based on feedback from UC ANR statewide conference attendees, condition change 2 (“Improved living and working conditions for California's food system and farm workers”) and condition change 3 (“Increased diversity, inclusiveness, and cultural competency in California's workplaces”) are now classified under the public value statement, “UC ANR: Developing an inclusive and equitable society.” The table and graphs that follow have been edited to reflect this change. In addition, attendee feedback highlighted that this survey did not capture the programmatic effort of Community Educator Specialists toward condition change FTE, which UC ANR will plan to do moving forward.

Condition Changes Grouped by Public Value Statement

 

FTE

% effort

UC ANR: Promoting economic prosperity in California

 

 

4. Improved individual and household financial stability

2

1

5. Enhanced community economic development

5

2

17. Improved animal management, productivity and efficiency

10

4

19. Increased agriculture and forestry efficiency and profitability

42

18

20. Increased emerging food economies and markets

2

1

UC ANR: Safeguarding sufficient, safe, and healthy food for all Californians

   

12. Improved food security

13

6

13. Improved food safety

10

4

UC ANR: Securing safe and healthy environments

   

14. Improved management and use of land

19

8

15. Improved air quality

3

1

16. Protected and conserved soil quality

6

2

18. Increased ecological sustainability of agriculture, landscapes, and forestry

33

14

21. Improved water quality

7

3

22. Improved water-use efficiency

13

5

23. Improved water-supply security

1

0

UC ANR: Promoting healthy people and communities

   

6. Improved health for all

11

5

7. Improved community health and wellness

13

6

8. Improved access to positive built and natural environments

5

2

UC ANR: Developing a qualified workforce for California

   

1. Increased workforce retention and competency

7

3

9. Increased effective public leaders

4

2

10. Improved college readiness and access

5

2

11. Increased civic engagement

8

4

UC ANR: Building climate-resilient communities and ecosystems

   

24. Increased preparedness and resilience to extreme weather and climate change

6

2

UC ANR: Developing an inclusive and equitable society

   

2. Improved living and working conditions for California's food system and farm workers

2

1

3. Increased diversity, inclusiveness, and cultural competency in California's workplaces

4

2

No condition change selected

5

2

Total

236

100

Full time equivalents

 

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