The 2015 National Extension and Research Administrative Officers Conference (NERAOC) will be held in San Diego, CA, May 3-6, 2015 at Paradise Point. The University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources is hosting the meeting.
Registration, meeting schedule, and hotel information can all be found on the conference website: http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/2015www/
The USDA 2014-2018 Strategic Plan was recently released. This plan will serve as a road map for everything USDA does. It will provide direction to USDA employees as they craft policy in Washington, DC and implement USDA programs in the field. Perhaps most importantly, the strategic plan framework will increase accountability of mission delivery and ensure that USDA delivers the best outcomes to customers. In addition, USDA will use the strategic plan to help guide decisions regarding budget and resource management.
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 the (NIMSS) 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.
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.
Since 2012, the Western Association of Experiment Station Directors (WAAESD) and the Western Extension Directors Association (WEDA) have conducted several surveys of their memberships to determine the most pressing issues, needs, and opportunities. Below we provide each of these previous priorities surveys for reference.
- Western Extension Directors Association Regional Issues Scan, July 2012
- Western Region Current & Emerging Issues, Summer 2012 (AES, CES, APD, AHS, CARET)
- Western Extension Directors Association Regional Issues Scan, September 2012
- Western Extension Directors Association Regional Issues Scan, March 2013
- WAAESD/WEDA Building Strength in Unity: Making the Case for the West Collaborative Meeting Report , May 2013
- Western Extension Directors Association Regional Issues Scan, July 2013
- WAAESD Results from the ESCOP Budget & Legislative Affairs Committee Priorities Survey, July 2013
- Building Strength in Unity WAAESD/WEDA Joint Session, July 2013
The 2013 Western Region Teaching Symposium will be held September 13 & 14, 2013 at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, WY. New this year, you can attend the Western Region Teaching Symposium virtually! All major presentations will be available through streaming video, so you can watch, pose questions to the presenters, and learn from your desk. Presentations will also be archived for viewing later if you have a time conflict with a presentation you really want to see. For complete information and meeting registration (free!), visit the website.
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) appreciates the many outstanding achievements of our partners in the land-grant universities and other cooperating institutions and organizations. The Partnership Awards Program was established in 2007 to recognize some of the best of these achievements.
NIFA invites all land-grant universities and cooperating institutions and organizations supported by NIFA to submit nominations for the 2013 NIFA Partnership Awards Program. This program recognizes outstanding contributions, aligned with NIFA strategic goals, in support of the USDA mission. Awards for this year will recognize excellence in:
- Mission Integration of Research, Education, and Extension
- Multistate Efforts
- Innovative Programs and Projects
- Effective and Efficient Use of Resources
- Program Improvement through Global Engagement
Nominations can be submitted for individuals or teams of up to 20 members. Each institution may submit up to a total of two nominations for the entire institution, across all 5 categories, for activity in research, education, and extension.
Specific instructions and other information regarding this awards program are here. Nominations must be submitted via the NIFA Partnership Awards Nomination Form. All signed nomination forms must be submitted by September 4, 2013, via email using scanned files that have been saved as .pdf or .jpg files to Chevon Gibson at Chevon.Gibson@ars.usda.gov according to instructions in the attached guidelines.
Winning nominations will be recognized at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) annual meeting November 10-12, 2013, in Washington, DC. NIFA will pay travel expenses for one person from each winning nomination, whether it is an individual or team award.
Nominations should include only individuals or teams who have performed truly distinguished service. We ask that Deans, Directors, and Administrators thoroughly review each submission for validity of accomplishments before signing his or her approval on the nomination form.
We have many excellent examples of success in these categories across our partnership, and NIFA looks forward to recognizing great accomplishments.
USDA’s Regional Climate Hubs will deliver science-based knowledge and practical information to farmers, ranchers and forest landowners within each region of the US to support decision-making related to climate change. These hubs are needed to maintain and strengthen agricultural production, natural resource management, and rural economic development under increasing climate variability. The Hubs will build capacity within USDA to deliver information and guidance on technologies and risk management practices at regional and local scales. Land Grant Universities in the WAAESD have pledged their support and cooperation in this effort.
Northern Plains proposal [PDF]
Southwest proposal [PDF]
Northwest proposal [PDF]
The 2013 Western Region Administrative Officers Meeting will be held October 1-2, 2013 on the campus of Oregon State University, in Corvallis, a vibrant college town in the heart of Western Oregon’s Willamette Valley.
Your host committee is working hard to put together a challenging agenda as well as planning a fun evening showcasing the bounty and beauty of our university and town.
Corvallis was recently ranked as the 5th best college town, and consistently ranks one of the safest, smartest and greenest small cities in the nation. Situated 90 miles south of Portland, and an hour from the Cascades or the Pacific Coast, Corvallis is the perfect home base for Beaver Nation. Oregon State’s 420-acre campus is just blocks from downtown Corvallis. One of only a handful of universities listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the campus features stately buildings, seasonal landscaping and green, open spaces.
There is a block of rooms at OSU’s Headquarter Hotel, the Hilton Garden Inn, which is located across from the CH2M HILL Alumni Center, where the WRAOM meeting is taking place. The group rate is $109.00 + 10% tax per night. The group rate will be available until August 30 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.
For meeting registration, hotel reservations, and much much more, visit the conference website!
The North Central region and The Ohio State University, our 2013 hosts, are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2013 Fall ESS/SAES/ARD meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, September 24 through Thursday, September 26, 2013 at the Hilton Easton, Columbus, OH.
**Please note that we are starting on a Tuesday and ending on a Thursday, not the usual Monday through Wednesday.**
Click here for links to registration, hotel room reservations, and the overall meeting schedule. An agenda for the WAAESD portion of the meeting will be posted soon!