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Aug. 15 final day to comment on SNE plan

The final comment period for the Sustainable Natural Ecosystems plan will close on Sunday, August 15.

Send comments via e-mail directly to James Bartolome.

A draft of the Sustainable Natural Ecosystems plan, which will guide efforts in this area for the next five years, is available at http://ucanr.org/sites/NRCC_2010/Sustainable_Natural_Ecosystems_Draft_Plan/
Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2010 at 10:02 AM

ANR Human Resources Philosophy

Do you know what the ANR Human Resources Philosophy is? If not, it is posted along with our 8 core values on the Staff Personnel website.

ANR employees completing performance evaluation forms may want to review the ANR Human Resources Philosophy before answering Question No. 5 on the Summary of Accomplishments form:

5.  Support of ANR HR Human Resources Philosophy, affirmative action performance and job-related commitment to good interpersonal relations.

The ANR Human Resources Philosophy and core values can be found at http://ucanr.org/sites/anrstaff/Administration/Business_Operations/Staff_Personnel.  It is the first item listed under the heading “Performance Management.”

Posted on Thursday, August 5, 2010 at 12:12 PM

UC statement on Democrats' budget proposal

Statement from Patrick Lenz, UC vice president-budget, about the latest budget proposal from state Assembly and Senate Democrats:

We're grateful that the latest budget proposal offered by the Democratic leadership of the Assembly and Senate keeps funding of higher education exactly the same as what Gov. Schwarzenegger is proposing. While we recognize that balancing the state budget is extremely challenging, it's heartening that funding of higher education continues to be a high priority for legislators as well as the governor. We strongly support efforts to increase federal funds coming to California, and stand ready to assist state policymakers in any way we can.

This budget proposal demonstrates the Legislature's continuing commitment to invest in higher education that is critical to the long-term economic recovery of California and future fiscal stability of the state. The proposed budget recommendations support the restoration of $305 million for core academic instruction and $51.3 million to support access for more than 5,000 students. The funding proposed in this plan would protect more than 4,000 faculty and staff jobs, reduce the potential for significant additional increases in student fees and protect UC's ability to enroll first-time freshmen and serve more community college students. In addition, the budget recommendations would include $355 million for capital construction projects that will create more than 3,300 jobs, consistent with the governor's and legislature's intent of supporting a 2010 state budget that helps drive job creation and stimulate the economy.

It's vitally important to the economic health of the state that, even in a tough fiscal environment, Democratic and Republican legislators do all they can to maintain the quality and accessibility of all three segments of higher education. The long-term future of California depends on a robust public higher education system that creates jobs, educational opportunity and innovation. For the short term, we very much desire expedited resolution of the budget, especially with the 2010-11 academic year beginning in two weeks at our UC Berkeley and UC Merced campuses and next month at our other eight campuses.

Posted on Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at 1:45 PM
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Kearney REC calls for project proposals

Kearney Research and Extension Center is soliciting proposals for new research and demonstration projects for the period Nov. 1, 2010, through Oct. 31, 2011.

Located near Fresno in the San Joaquin Valley, Kearney has 330 acres suitable for many types of tree, vine, and row crops.

Kearney also has some of the most extensive specialized research facilities of any off-campus location within UC.  These are suitable for greenhouse, postharvest, sample handling (including cold storage and drying), sensory evaluation, and assorted laboratory research activities.

Proposal forms can be obtained at http://groups.ucanr.org/krec/Research/Research_forms.htm and are due by Oct. 8.  Submit all forms electronically to Janie Duran at jduran@uckac.edu.

If you have questions about field research management, contact Chuck Boldwyn at (559) 646-6020 or cboldwyn@uckac.edu. For questions about the facilities, contact Laura Van der Staay at (559) 646-6030 or lvdstaay@uckac.edu. Other questions can be directed to Acting Center Director Bob Hutmacher at (559) 646-6060 or rbhut@uckac.edu.

To learn more about Kearney Research and Extension Center, visit http://groups.ucanr.org/krec/.

Posted on Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at 1:25 PM
Tags: Kearney REC (2), rfp (12)

RREA requests proposals

The University of California's Renewable Resources Extension Act Program is soliciting:

1. Proposals to develop and/or support new or existing projects/activities that are addressing the educational and extension needs in the management of California's valuable renewable resources. The primary purpose of this program is to promote the proper management of these resources, especially on private lands, and to provide the information/education/training needed by Extension personnel, land owners, and land managers.

2. Student Intern Proposals that would utilize the services and talents of student interns during the summer of 2011. Internships are open to upper division undergraduate or graduate students from any institution of higher education in California, particularly the University of California and the California State Universities. Principal investigators will not be granted additional RREA funds to pay for supplemental costs associated with the project. Student interns are expected to work 40 hours/week on projects or activities that address educational and extension needs in the management of California's renewable resources. Interns will be funded at $6,000. Intern proposals must demonstrate the connection to Cooperative Extension (county or campus office).

For detailed information, questions, and to submit proposals, please visit the RREA website: http://ucanr.org/sites/rrea/.

Proposals must be submitted by Aug. 31, 2010.

Posted on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at 10:04 AM
Tags: RREA (2)

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