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Apply for 2019 WEDA Award of Excellence by Feb. 15

The Western Extension Directors Association (WEDA) seeks applications for the 2019 Award of Excellence. This award recognizes Cooperative Extension outreach education programming that has achieved outstanding accomplishments, results, and impacts in addressing contemporary issues in one or more of the 13 states and 4 territories in the western region. Mature programs with documented impacts are encouraged for submission. Please note that 30 percent of the evaluation score is based on a clear assessment of program impact.

Three programs that represent the work of an individual or multidisciplinary team within a single or multistate/territory setting may receive the WEDA Award of Excellence. If warranted, a multistate/territory program will win one of the awards.

Anyone in UC ANR may recommend potential awardees by completing and submitting an application package. Self-nominations are appropriate.

Only Extension directors may submit applications to WEDA. As the Extension director for California, Vice President Humiston must submit all UC ANR applications to WEDA for consideration. Vice President Humiston may submit up to two applications per year. The Academic Assembly Council (AAC) and Strategic Initiative (SI) Leaders will review all applications. The AAC and the group of SI Leaders will each submit their top 4 nominations to Vice Provosts Bell and Lagrimini and Associate Vice President Powers for final recommendation to Vice President Humiston.

Submit applications for the internal competition to Mark Bell, vice provost of strategic initiatives and statewide programs, at on or before Feb. 15, 2019, using a specific format See attached for format instructions.

Previous WEDA Award of Excellence winning programs are not eligible for consideration. Programs previously nominated for WEDA Awards of Excellence but not selected can be resubmitted for consideration, including those recognized as Honorable Mention.

Please see the attached guidelines for preparing an application package. For more information, contact Bell directly at (530) 750-1288 or

Given the strength of UC ANR programs throughout the state, I suspect California will be very competitive again this year. The WEDA Excellence in Extension Award is an outstanding opportunity to have your efforts recognized!

Posted on Monday, December 17, 2018 at 1:47 PM

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