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 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.

Administrative Orientation

Learn about ANR administrative units and statewide programs and institutes.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
10 AM - 3 PM
UC ANR Building, 2801 Second Street, Davis, CA 95618

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.

Contact for more information
Academic: Tina Jordan
Staff: Jodi Azulai

UC ANR Program Support Unit
Clin Xu, 530-750-1257
Sherry Cooper, 530-750-1256

Save the Date - April 28-30, 2020

Programmatic Orientation

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.

April 28-30, 2020
Tuesday, 12 noon - Thursday, 1 PM
Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center, Parlier, CA

This orientation is open to all early career:

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

Those who were unable to attend past orientations are also welcome to attend.

Contact for more information

Mark Bell
Mark Lagrimini

UC ANR Program Support Unit
Kellie McFarland (530)750-1259
Sherry Cooper (530) 750-1256