March 2, 2021
Edition Topics

  1. Message from Dr. Silvertooth
  2. Our Best Work Environment Speaker Series
  3. Turbeville Speaker Series: Pandemic Impacts on Children, Youth and Families
  4. SNRE Seminar Series
  5. ALVSCE Perspectives on Diversity & Inclusion Series in Supporting HSI Initiatives 
  6. How to Water Your Garden Webinar
  7. Virtual Arizona Range Livestock Workshop
  8. Community Service and Environmental Justice as an Essential Best Practice for Clean Water Utilities of the Future - WRRC Brown Bag Webinar
  9. Pima County Master Gardeners - Gardening Talks
  10. Engaging Youth in Natural Resources
  11. SWERI Wood Utilization Team Webinar - March 2 & 3
  12. 2020-2021 Promotion Workshops and Recordings

Message from the Associate Dean and Extension Director

 Fortunately, COVID-19 cases in Arizona have been declining the past few weeks.  In addition, many University of Arizona Cooperative Extension System (CES) personnel and community members have been receiving COVID-19 vaccinations.  Accordingly, last week we advanced the operational parameters for the CES to Phase 1 in all counties.

For reference to the status of the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Phased Operational Plan and brief phase management descriptions, please refer to the following link:

As we advance CES operational capacities, it is important that we continue to demonstrate and communicate best public health practices.  For example, it is important that we continue to wear face coverings when working with other people, maintain appropriate distances, wash our hands frequently, and adhere to the appropriate levels of congregation of people for Extension meetings and programs consistent with our operational phase guidelines.  The following links provide post vaccination fliers from the CES and University of Arizona public health professionals (English and Spanish).  I am also including a CDC infographic on the management recommendations for classroom management, which can pertain to Extension programs as well,
How to use CDC building recommendations in your setting

Please review these fliers and use them in CES educational programs.
CES Vaccination Facts

Our ability to continue to advance our transition phases for the CES will be dependent on COVID-19 case data by county and compliance to best public health practices among CES personnel and stakeholders.  We appreciate the cooperation among CES personnel and the efforts that are being made to advance the organization to the next level. 

Our Best Work Environment Speaker Series

The UA Health Sciences has organized an upcoming speaker series: Our Best Work Environment Speaker Series. This series highlights an inclusive and collaborative work environment featuring a panel from the College of Nursing on March 2, 2021 from 1pm to 2pm; see

Posted by Ursula Schuch and Melissa Curran on behalf of the ALVSCE D&I Council. For follow-up questions, please contact

Turbeville Speaker Series: Pandemic Impacts on Children, Youth and Families

Please join the Frances McClelland Institute for Children, Youth, and Families on Thursday, March 4th, 2021 from 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM MST for our first Turbeville Speaker Series event of the Spring 2021 semester! We have invited UArizona researchers to share their timely research related to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on children, youth, and families. This is the first installment of a two-part Turbeville symposia comprised of three 15-20 minute talks.

To register for the event, please visit  

SNRE Seminar with Dr. Karletta Chief

The next SNRE seminar is Wednesday, March 3rd!!!

Title: Indigenous Food, Energy, and Water Security and Sovereignty (Indige-FEWSS)

Speaker:  Dr. Karletta Chief  

Date:  Wednesday, Mar 3
Time: 3:00-4:00 pm 

Dr. Karletta Chief is an Associate Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Environmental Science at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. She works to bring relevant science to Native American communities in a culturally sensitive manner by providing hydrology expertise, transferring knowledge, assessing information needs, and developing applied science projects. She is Diné (Navajo) from Black Mesa, AZ and was raised without electricity or running water. She is a first-generation college graduate.

ALVSCE Perspectives on Diversity & Inclusion Series in Supporting HSI Initiatives Next Event

Centering Home: Advancing Postsecondary Opportunities for Indigenous and Latina/o/x Communities

Thursday, March 18th | 1:00 PM | Webinar Only

Karina G. Salazar, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Higher Education, Educational Policy Studies & Practice
Jameson (JD) Lopez, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Higher Education, Educational Policy Studies & Practice
Judy Marquez Kiyama, Ph.D., Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Development

The webinar series is FREE and OPEN to the public. All times are listed in Arizona time. 

Register Here

Event Contact: Judy Marquez Kiyama -
HSI Website: 


How to Water Your Garden Webinar

March 04, 2021 11:00am to 12:00pm 

Featured Speaker: Payson Community Garden Team.

Webinar Overview: Efficient water use is a must in Arizona, and the Payson Community Garden is no exception. Our speaker will discuss the irrigation system used at the garden, including the use of manifolds and soaker hoses, drip irrigation, the watering schedule, maintenance and troubleshooting. Over the years, the Payson Community Garden has gained many lessons learned to get the most out of the garden on the least amount of water possible.

Facilitator: Chris Jones, Extension Agent, University of Arizona Gila County Cooperative Extension

Zoom Link: Please log in up to 10 minutes prior to the webinar.

Cost: Free 
Registration: Not required 

And if you missed the Intensive Gardening Webinar on February 25, 2021, watch it here.

Virtual Arizona Range Livestock Workshop

March 9, 10, and 11, 2021 

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm MST each evening 

The Range Livestock Workshop is going virtual via Zoom for 2021!  With three consecutive nights focusing on Beef, Range, and Small Ruminants they'll be something for everyone. 

Each night will have a separate registration and will be offered at no charge.

Visit our event page for speaker list and registration links at: 

Community Service and Environmental Justice as an Essential Best Practice for Clean Water Utilities of the Future - WRRC Brown Bag Webinar

Thursday, March 11  12:00 - 1:15 p.m. MST
Speaker: Andrew Kricun, Managing Director, Moonshot Missions and Senior Fellow, US Water Alliance

The old paradigm for clean water utilities was to see permit compliance as the ceiling of aspirations and to avoid community engagement to the maximal extent possible. However, the new paradigm for the clean water utilities of the future is to see permit compliance as a floor and to strive to be environmental champions and anchor institutions in the communities they serve. This presentation will describe how the clean water utility located in Camden, NJ, one of the most economically distressed communities in the United States, traversed a learning curve from indifference to their community to work towards being an anchor institution. It will also discuss how this is something that can, and should, be done by any and every water utility in the nation.

Andrew Kricun is a managing director with Moonshot Missions, a senior fellow with the US Water Alliance and a senior advisor with the Water Center at the University of Pennsylvania. 

Webinar Attendance Information:
To register for and join this webinar, visit
Attendees will be able to ask questions using the Zoom chat function.

To request an alternate format of this webinar for disability-related access, please contact us at

Pima County Master Gardeners - Gardening Talks

Our "Gardening Talks" Are Now Online

-- These classes will be live on ZOOM. (AZ time)
--  You will need a computer or smart device to attend.
--  You do not need to have a Zoom account. 
--  Please use the link after the class description to register prior to the class -
--  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about how to join the

Engaging Youth in Natural Resources
Please join us for our Eighth (in a series of nine) webinar!
March 4th at 1:00 pm Eastern Standard Time.

This webinar is open to all! 

To maintain attraction to and retainment of new and diverse talent in applied STEM careers, youth engagement in natural resources is critical. However, due to limited funding, widespread disconnect to natural systems, and a lack of effective science communication on behalf of the STEM community, youth engagement in natural resources is dwindling. Cooperative Extension is well positioned to address this challenge.  This webinar will explore three very different ways that Extension personnel have engaged youth in natural resources and speakers will illustrate how to initiate and maintain new youth programming across states.

Join us as our three speakers share experiences in using innovative approaches to engaging youth in natural resources.


You will be sent a Zoom link for the webinar after your registration has been submitted. You will also receive reminders for the webinar. All webinars are recorded and posted on our website. If you have questions about this webinar please contact: Elise Gornish (, Cooperative Extension Specialist in Ecological Restoration, University of Arizona,

SWERI Wood Utilization Team Webinar - March 2 & 3

The Wood Utilization Team at the Southwest Ecological Restoration Institutes (SWERI) are hosting a free webinar titled “Expanding the Forest Industry in the Southwest” on March 2 – 3, 2021. 

2020-2021 Promotion Workshop Schedule

Candidate Training for Dossier Submission to Review, Promotion, Tenure (RPT)
Thursday, April 22 at 10:00-11:30 am.  Please register by April 20 at 4 pm.
Candidates will learn how to submit their sections of the dossier into Review, Promotion, and Tenure (RPT) for 2021-2022. Attend this workshop to view step-by-step how to begin this new university process.

Previous Workshops

Making Your Statement for Promotion
View the slide presentation (pdf) and recorded video.
2021_01_13_Making Your Statement for Promotion.pdf

To get started on preparing the candidate statements that introduces the promotion dossiers, participants in this workshop will learn:
         how to write a compelling candidate statement,
         highlight impact,
         identify key innovations,
         use purposeful language for external and/or internal reviewers, and
         create a description of effects of the COViD-19 pandemic.

Candidate Statements are vital to outlining the impact of candidates’ service, teaching, and research.  They play an especially important role in documenting the sorts of community-based scholarship, partnerships, and outreach that are highlighted in our Inclusive View of Scholarship. Candidate Statements provide an opportunity for associate professors to discuss their institutional leadership and impact.

Using Portfolios to Document Impact, Innovation, and Leadership
View the slide presentation (pdf) and recorded video.
2021_01_22 Portfolios to Document Impact Innovation Leadership.pdf

The University’s Inclusive View of Scholarship recognizes the integral relations among research, teaching, service, and outreach.  To enable candidates to document their broader contributions, promotion dossiers include teaching portfolios, protocols for classroom observations, and an optional service and outreach portfolio, which candidates can use to document their broader leadership. In this workshop, we will also note our support for preparing teaching portfolios and answer questions related to the recent changes with student evaluations.

Going Up for Full
View the slide presentation (pdf) and recorded video.

This workshop will include a discussion of how to document your programs of work, administrative leadership and service initiatives to demonstrate impact.  The discussion will take note of The Modern Language Association’s Standing Still survey of the career patterns of associate professors, including female faculty. 

Preparing for Promotion on the Career Track 
View the slide presentation (pdf) and recorded video.
2021 CareerTrack Promotion Workshop_02.15.2021_Final.pdf

The workshop will provide an overview of the review process for career-track faculty candidates only. We will review the parts of the dossier and the best practices candidates can document their innovation in the dossier. To get the most out of the workshop, participants should download and review our Guide to Career-Track Promotion and the Promotion Dossier template for Career Track.

If you have questions about these workshops and presentations, please contact us at 626-0202 or

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