The 2017 Western Region Joint Summer Meeting (WRJSM) will be hosted by Oregon State University in Portland, OR, July 10-12, 2017. Additional information will be posted here as it becomes available.
In 2017, WAAESD will again meet jointly with the Western Experiment Station Directors (WEDA) and the Western Region Program Leaders Committee (WRPLC). The meeting will be hosted by the University of Hawaii at the Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel in Kona HI, March 27-29, 2017.
Please note that WAAESD will conduct an off-site meeting on Wednesday, starting at 10am, that will include an interesting excursion to see coffee and high quality lettuce cultivation in Hawaii, and a visit to the Mealani Experiment Station which houses research projects in cattle genetics, pasture improvement, development of new specialty crops such as tea and blueberries, and tree improvement.
With deep apologies for the inconvenience, the University of Hawaii is not able to accept credit cards for the meeting registration fee ($470 for WAAESD member and $160 for guests, if sent before February 18, 2017), and must ask that payment be made by check (personal checks are fine, receipts will be provided).
Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel (www.konabeachhotel.com)
75-5660 Palani Road
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Telephone: (808) 329-2911 or toll free at (800) 367-2111
Reservations must be received on or before February 24, 2017, and subject to all applicable taxes. The group rates are for four (4) nights from March 26 to 30, and extend three (3) days pre and post conference subject to availability. Special group rate for parking of guest vehicles is at $10.00 per day, plus 4.166% tax. Group code: WAAR; Group name: WAAESD Meeting
Group rates: $139.00 standard room
$159.00 partial ocean view (subject to availability)
$195.00 ocean front (subject to availability)
Registration for this meeting will be open until June 27, 2016. Registration, meeting schedule, and hotel reservation information can be found on the conference website: https://tofu.msu.montana.edu/cs/wrjsm2016
BAA, APLU, WAAESD, NEED, AHS, NIFA…trying to make sense of the alphabet soup of acronyms casually and expertly tossed around at meetings? Download our Acronym Guide!
During this year’s spring meeting, WAAESD will conduct important association business including:
- FY2016 Association budget
- Off-the-top proposal and budget recommendations
- Key national updates from Cornerstone, ESCOP, and NIFA
- With WEDA, advancing joint initiatives of the Western Perspective/Western Agenda
The National Information Management and Support System (NIMSS) is a web-based application that allows participants of Multistate Research Projects to submit proposals and reports online and register to participate on projects. Interested parties, stakeholders, and cooperators can also query the NIMSS for relevant and timely information on multistate projects.
In 2015, a new and improved version of this online database and project management system was launched. As part of the launch of the new NIMSS, a new basics training video is now available. This 35 minute video covers most of the functions required for Administrative Advisors and those functioning as or on behalf of an AES station director. A handbook on the New NIMSS is also out now, and will be updated periodically as the New NIMSS is refined.
As always, please feel free to contact me or your respective NIMSS regional system administrator (RSA) with any questions about the new NIMSS or the multistate program.
Annual reports are the basis and foundational source material for the impact reporting conducted by science communicators at Land Grant Universities. In an effort to improve the quality of reports submitted to NIMSS, REEPort, the National Land Grant Impacts database and other databases by all research and Cooperative Extension personnel with reporting responsibilities, Sara Delheimer, the Impact Communication Specialist, has developed a short Prezi, “Research Reporting: Why it matters and how to do it well,” that explains what good reporting looks like, including examples. All Multistate Committees are encouraged to view this presentation as part of their regular annual meetings and make adjustments to their annual reports, accordingly. In addition, directors are encouraged to share this presentation with faculty.
Workshops for Faculty/Impact Writers: For the cost of travel, Sara Delheimer can deliver a customized workshop to faculty and impact writers at your institution designed to improve reporting of project impacts. Email Sara Delheimer for more information.
To watch online:
- Click “start Presi” in the screen above or click on the link: http://prezi.com/lmiicky_liuu/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy. A presentation window will appear on your screen.
- Turn on your speakers. This presentation includes a voice over.
- Click the “full screen” button in the navigation bar at the bottom of the presentation window.
- Use right and left arrow keys to navigate back and forth between slides.
Download & Print! Research Reporting Handout
To download and watch from your computer:
- Click here to download a zipped file that contains the presentation and the Prezi application (required to run the presentation on your computer)
- Select “Save File” and click OK (…wait for it to download…)
- Open the zip file you downloaded. Then open the folder named “research-report531f3a42”
- Double click on the application called “Prezi” and select “Extract all” when prompted
- Chose the folder to extract to and click “Extract” (…wait for extraction…)
- Navigate to the extracted folder and open it
- Double click on the Prezi icon to play the presentation.
The Association of Research Directors (ARD), Inc. will host the annual ESS/SAES/ARD Meeting and Workshop at the Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge, Charlotte, NC, Monday through Thursday, September 28th – October 1, 2015. The ESS/SAES/ARD Meeting and Workshop draft schedule (located in the top right hand corner of the website), hotel and on-line registration information is now available at: http://www.ag.ncat.edu/aplu2015/index.html
Workshop Schedule: http://escop.ncsu.edu/docs/ESS%20Workshop%20Schedule%202.pdf
Business Meeting Agenda: http://escop.ncsu.edu/docs/2015%20ESS%20Business%20Meeting%20Agenda%204.pdf
The 2015 Western Region Administrative Officers Meeting will be held October 19-21, 2015 in Kailua-Kona on Hawaii’s Big Island. Check the meeting website for registration, hotel, and other details: http://cms.ctahr.hawaii.edu/wraom2015/Home.aspx