A note to academics: We’ve been asked how the Administrative Orientation differs from the Programmatic Orientation and should academics attend both orientations. The short answer is, Yes, it’s beneficial for academics to attend both sessions.

  • The Programmatic Orientation is designed to help academics jump start their programs by focusing on program design and showcasing successful projects of other ANR academics.
  • The Administrative Orientation introduces statewide programs and provides an opportunity to learn about administrative units and services and the people who run them; it provides an overview of ANR structure, vision and mission as well as an opportunity to meet new people, network, and find future collaborators.

As you embark on your new journey working for UC ANR refer to the New ANR Employee Guide.

Dates for the Administrative Orientation will be announced soon!

Learn about ANR Administrative Units and Statewide Programs and Institutes!

Who should attend: All UC ANR Employees (academics, staff and affiliated staff on campuses, counties and RECs) who have not participated in an administrative orientation in the past.

Priority will be given to those hired by ANR within the past year.

Draft Agenda
ANR Unit Information

Contacts for more information

Academics: Tina Jordan
Staff: Jodi Azulai

Logistics and Registration: UC ANR Program Support Unit, (530) 750-1361 (messages only)

Dates for the Programmatic Orientation will be announced soon!

Goal of this orientation is to provide ANR academics with the foundation to build on for success - where success is positively impacting the lives of Californians.

Open to all early career academics:

  • Cooperative Extension Advisors
  • Cooperative Extension Specialists
  • Academic Coordinators
  • Academic Administrators
  • Agricultural Experiment Station Faculty

Those who were unable to attend past orientations and those who have attended within are also welcome to attend. The orientation has changed significantly in the last year and (re)connecting is encouraged!

View the agenda.


In-Person Tour and Meeting
May 17-18, 2022
UC ANR Building (tour locations TBD)

Join us for an in-person tour of various local programs and learn from other early-career academics how they achieved successes and what lessons have been learned along the way. We highly encourage all new ANR academics to attend both this and the virtual orientation on May 10.

View the draft agenda.

Contact for more information
Program: Mark Bell, Vice Provost, Strategic Initiatives and Statewide Programs and Initiatives
Logistics and registration: UC ANR Program Support Unit (530) 750-1361 (messages only)