ERIC Number: ED328203
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Growth of Southern Higher Education Forestry Programs and Their Impact on the South's Timber Resources and Industries. Miscellaneous Publication No. 1456.
This report documents historically the impact of postsecondary forestry and forest-products educational programs in the southern United States. Samples of programs described concentrate on programs that appear to have had an effect on the economy, the resource, or policy. The report discusses the impacts of two types of institutions: the 16 southern universities and colleges offering professional degree programs at the bachelor's or higher levels in forestry and forest-products fields; and 14 community colleges, junior colleges, and other institutions offering 2-year programs at the associate degree level. The report discusses organization of the programs, fields offered, cooperative relationships, program impacts, resident instruction, contribution to the South's professional work force, development of university programs, unique professional degree programs, production of top leaders, training programs for forestry and forest-products technicians, research, case examples of benefits from university research, extension programs, continuing education, and public service. A list of 57 cited published sources, 24 cited unpublished sources, and 60 interviews and letters concludes the report. (JDD)
Descriptors: College Programs, Continuing Education, Educational History, Extension Education, Forestry, Forestry Aides, Forestry Occupations, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Lumber Industry, Postsecondary Education, Professional Education, Program Development, Research, School Community Relationship, Special Programs, Technical Education, Two Year Colleges, Undergraduate Study
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Forest Service (USDA), Washington, DC.