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How might we connect better?

Being able to connect is key to the success we in UC ANR enjoy in developing and providing solutions to help the people of California. 

Please provide your input (see #3 under "Where are we?) to see how we might do this even better.

A summer survey to program team leaders and workgroup chairs asked for input on how we currently connect (and our current structure). 

The three main findings were:

  1. Our current structure [roles of Workgroups (WG), Program Teams (PT) and Strategic Initiatives (SIs)] is - shall we say - somewhat “fuzzy.”
  2. Even with the lack of clarity on WG, PT and SI functions, people greatly value the opportunities to engage and interact.
  3. There is a desire to identify which of our (80+) workgroups are active and still needed.

Where are we? What are the actions in play?

  1. Workgroups: Frequently Asked Questions” A fact sheet on our structure was developed to help clarify roles – your feedback is welcome.
  2. Identify active Workgroups. This week, we are doing a follow up survey with WG chairs to seek input on the level of WG activity and connections.
  3. Your input welcome. We welcome your input through this simple survey - 5-10 minutes can help us all move forward. Please complete the survey https://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=26325 by Jan. 4.

What's next? After receiving input from you and the workgroup chairs, we will revisit our structure (program teams, etc.) and see how we can better connect.

Thanks for your efforts to help us positively impact the lives of all Californians.

Posted on Monday, December 17, 2018 at 3:28 AM
  • Author: Deanne Meyer, Sustainable Food Systems Strategic Initiative Co-Leader
  • Author: Mark Bell, Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives and Statewide Programs
Tags: December 2018 (18), Program Teams (10), workgroups (5)

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