ERIC Number: ED356319
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Task Force on Undergraduate Curricula Development. Report. Academic Programs Publication Series Number 13.
Florida Univ., Gainesville. Inst. of Food and Agricultural Sciences.
A task force studied the undergraduate program at the College of Agriculture and the School of Forest Resources and Conservation at the University of Florida, ranging from recruitment techniques and strategies designed to attract students to the college to strategies to recognize and reward quality teaching at the undergraduate level. Data were gathered by mail and through focus groups from students, faculty, and staff. Some of the major recommendations derived from the study are the following: (1) the college/school should foster more interdepartmental collaboration; (2) mechanisms should be identified to increase the resources available to support academic programs; (3) a mission statement should be developed; (4) recruitment efforts should be increased using strategies identified through the study; (5) placement procedures should be upgraded and admission standards should be developed by each department; (6) policies to support nontraditional and minority students should be developed; (7) computer skills should be developed in all students; and (8) the program should be more internationalized. (Five appendixes include the College of Agriculture alumni survey results, enrollment statistics, curricula overview, certificate programs overview, and criteria for admission into the department of microbiology and cell science as an undergraduate major.) (KC)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, College Faculty, College Programs, Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Educational Philosophy, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Forestry, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Nontraditional Students, Program Improvement, Student Attitudes, Student Recruitment, Teacher Attitudes, Undergraduate Study
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. Inst. of Food and Agricultural Sciences.