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Meeting Agenda – October 16 – 18, 2017

Monday, October 16, 2017

Time Event Location
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Registration Check-In and Packet Pick-Up Foyer
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Welcome Reception/Heavy Hors d’Oeuveres with No-Host Bar Empire Room

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Time Event Location
7:15 – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast Marc Restaurant
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Introductions and Group Picture  
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks by Dr. James Moyer
Associate Dean for Research, Washington State University
Lewis Room
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Session 1: Org Structure in Extension and Ag Research
Moderator Led: Mary Fran San Soucie, HR Coordinator, Montana State University and Tim Nesbitt, Assistant Dean and Director, New Mexico State University, College of Ag, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
 
10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Break  
10:15 – 12:00 p.m. Training by USDA/NIFA  
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch (on your own)  
1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Session 2: Diversity and Inclusion: Understanding Implicit Bias
Maria Gartstein, Professor, Department of Psychology & Director of ADVANCE, Washington State University
 
3:30 – 3:45 p.m. Break  
3:45 – 4:30 p.m. Session 3: Rate and Recharge
Joni Rippee, Director, Program Planning & Evaluation, University of California
Debra Driskill, Business Officer, University of California
Jennifer Bunge, Budget Director, University of California
 
4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Free Time  
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Dinner Renaissance Room

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Time Event Location
7:15 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast Marc Restaurant
8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Session 4: Roundtables Lewis Room
  Finance (Led by Chris Johnson and BFO Staff, Washington State University)

  • Time and Effort Reporting
  • NIFA Match Requirements for Capacity Funds
  • 1% of NIFA funding is not spent and political ramifications of reserves
  • Shrinking Budgets
Lewis Room
  Human Resources (Led by Charity Buchert, Assistant Director, Operations, University of Idaho)

  • Civil Rights Review
Native American Room
  Research/Grant Administration (Led by Laura Lavine, Assistant Director for Research, Washington State University, Joanne Newcomb, Staff Assistant, Ag Experiment Station, University of Wyoming and Gretchen Cuevas, Administrative Manager, Oregon State University

  • REEPORT/Hatch Multi-State
  • Capacity Report
Native American Room
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Break  
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 Session 5: Time and Effort Reporting
Tim Nesbitt, Assistant Dean and Director, New Mexico State
University, College of Ag, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
Lewis Room
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch (on your own)  
1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Session 6: Umbrella Hatch Projects: Initiation; Implementation; Incentives; Reporting
by Laura Lavine, Assistant Director for Research, Washington State University and John Talbot, Assistant Director, Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station
 
3:00 – 3:15 p.m. Break  
3:15 – 4:00 p.m. Session 7: Additional topics from the group

  • 4-H fundraising – council and club accounts
  • Reserve policy – do you have one?
  • Planning for new capital projects and operating and maintaining existing facilities
  • Research and Extension Centers – how do you support research and recover costs from extramural funds?
  • Workforce planning – what do you do and what does your process look like
 
4:00 – 4:30 p.m. Wrap-up and Announce 2018 WRAOM Location