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October 25, 2022

  1. Message from the Interim Director of Extension
  2. 2022 Statewide Needs Assessment Survey Deadline Extended!
  3. ALVSCE Leadership Fellows
  4. Cooperative Extension Director Candidates' Seminar
  5. Evaluations for the Extension Director Candidates
  6. Call for Nominations - New submission deadline
  7. Volunteers needed for a research study of grapes
  8. Tip of the Week

Message from the Interim Director of Extension

This week I visited the Maricopa County Master Gardener plant sale in Phoenix. It was good to hear that the sales were going great and everyone was enjoying themselves. Congratulations to the MG team in Maricopa and thank you to all the MG volunteers who helped make the plant sale such a great success. Also, I want to once again ask that everyone work to get our Needs Survey filled out so we can better understand the issues facing our stakeholders. We have about 1400 surveys completed, but we need much more. The link to the survey page is https://norton.arizona.edu/uace-needs-assessment-2022. Please continue to work with your stakeholders and get this survey filled out. 

2022 Statewide Needs Assessment Survey Deadline Extended!

Thanks to everyone for your distribution efforts- we are about a third of the way to our statewide goal of 4,080 surveys!   To give folks the chance to continue to get input from stakeholders, we are extending the deadline by 2 weeks.  The new deadline for data collection is Monday, November 14, 2022.  Please have paper surveys uploaded or mailed to CRED by 21 November so that those can be entered, too.

You can continue to follow data collection (at the state and county-levels) in real time using this auto-updating link: https://bit.ly/uace2022results.

Remember, if you have questions, challenges, or tips to share about the survey distribution process,  you can join us on Wednesdays anytime between 1-2pm for virtual office hours (https://arizona.zoom.us/j/5206218739), or reach out to CRED by email (cred@arizona.edu). 

Please note that we are continually updating the FAQ sheet when we receive questions/comments and will continue to drop new resources into your Box folders as they are created or shared with us. Other links, resources, and updates may be found on the CRED Needs Assessment website: https://norton.arizona.edu/uace-needs-assessment-2022.   

Reminder: The survey will remain open until November 14. 

ALVSCE Leadership Fellows

Effective leadership in our division is a fundamental ingredient to our collective success. Promising leaders in every part of our organization are a vital resource to be cultivated and nurtured.  

The division is pleased to offer a distinguished leadership development program designed to identify, nurture, and develop administrative talent in our division. The Leadership Fellows program provides structure and financial assistance for promising and accomplished leaders to fully realize their leadership development plans. Active mentors and applied learning through service to the division community are key components to the success of each fellow.  

Staff with a fully engaged mentor, proven track record, well-thought out development plan, ambition, and the ability to make an important impact on the future success of our organization are eligible for consideration.

An announcement for nominations will be made each fall.

Nomination packets for the 2022/2023 Leadership Fellows cohort are due January 18, 2023.  See Fellows Program Description file above for submission details.

Please see link below for more information.

Cooperative Extension Director Candidates' Seminar

After conducting a nationwide search for a new Director of Cooperative Extension, we now have three finalists for the position.   The following links are for the recorded seminars and an evaluation of the candidates.

Dr. Edward Martin

Dr. Sereana Howard Dresbach  
Recording of seminar 

Dr. Gregg Hadley

Evaluations for the Extension Director Candidates

On behalf of the search committee, thank you for setting aside time in your busy schedule to meet, in person or through Zoom, with our candidates for the Director, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension.

Please respond to the surveys below. The search committee values your candid and anonymous input. 

Oct 3 & 4

Call for Nominations - New Deadline Date - UPDATED

Each year we recognize our faculty, staff, and strong contributors to Cooperative Extension with the Extension Faculty of the Year Award, the Outstanding Staff in Cooperative Extension Award, and the Extensionist of the Year Award. 

The Cooperative Extension Faculty of the Year award recipient will receive $750 and an award.  Click here for Extension Faculty of the Year Award criteria and nomination instructions. Submission deadline – November 4, 2022

The Outstanding Staff in Cooperative Extension award recipient will receive $750 and an award.  Click here for award nomination criteria
Submission deadline – November 4, 2022

The Extensionist of the Year award recognizes and honors a resident of the State of Arizona who has demonstrated extraordinary contributions, through UACE, to improving the lives of people in their community and state.  The award will be presented at an appropriate division-wide event.  Letters of nomination from UACE or non-UACE faculty and staff and/or peers should focus on the following criteria:  1) the nature and extent of the contribution provided by the individual (35%), 2) how this contribution has benefitted people in the community (15%) and the state (15%), 3) leadership qualities (25%), and 4) support for UACE (10%).
Submission deadline – October 18, 2022

All awards will be presented at an appropriate Extension or ALVSCE event.  Please read the criteria carefully, submitting only the materials noted.  Submit your nominations and support letters to gallardk@arizona.edu.  If you have any questions, contact Kristie (520-621-7145).  Please note the earlier submission deadline.

Volunteers needed for a research study of grapes

√  Are you 30-65 years of age?
√  Are you in good health?
√  Are you interested in how grapes support
    physiological function?

Interested?  For more information, please call 520-621-5382 or email fbhlab@email.arizona.edu, mention the Grape Study, and leave your name and number

Tip of the Week

Want to Know How to Access Logos?  
Your college marketing team works in partnership with the university’s Marketing and Brand Management team to create and distribute logos that comply with University of Arizona brand guidelines and amplify the college and university’s brand. Here’s what you need to know:

To Access an Existing Logo 
Contact Sandy Lopez via email at sandyg@arizona.edu and she will provide you with access to your approved logos. 

To Request a New Logo 

TEN Submittal Process

Please submit your news by 4:00pm Monday to TMN [tmn@cals.arizona.edu].

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