Areas of current discussions include:
- Is campus research finding its way through county channels to address applied issues of our stakeholders?
- As advisors take on growing responsibilities within larger geographic areas, are we creating a hybrid position that may be more like regional specialists than a traditional advisor? What might be some of the benefits and risks associated with these types of assignments?
- What are the potential benefits and risks associated with locating some CE specialist positions in county offices, the RECs, campus departments, and/or other locations?
- How might we develop academic coordinator, academic administrator, and/or program representative positions to strategically support this statewide network of advisors and specialists?
These and many other key questions will be openly discussed by the larger UC ANR academic community with the purpose of strengthening the network within the state and providing input to UC ANR leaders regarding potential strategies for the future.