ERIC Number: ED427801
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Feb
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Northwest Center for Sustainable Resources: Student Success Data and Report. Volume I - Report [and] Volume II - Appendices.
Reed, Lester W.
This report (Volume I), with accompanying appendices (Volume II), was developed as part of the Northwest Center for Sustainable Resources' (NCSR) efforts to upgrade the curriculum for natural resource technicians in associate degree programs. The primary purpose of revising the program was to increase technicians' knowledge and skills in mathematics, scientific procedures, analytical thinking, communications, and understanding concepts of ecosystem management. A major component of the program evaluation focused on determining the revised curriculum's success with students in the program and upon graduation. This report presents the data gathered through surveys of students, graduate students, and employers in relation to their natural resource education and the areas of NCSR program concentration. Volume I contains survey responses (n=149) from: (1) students, who reported that they find the programs within their academic ability, admitted they tend to take less math and science, and stressed the importance of ecosystem science in the programs; (2) graduates, who described limited mathematical and science preparation; and (3) employers, who stressed the importance of skills and knowledge. Volume II contains appendices A through G, which provide response rates, data and surveys from students, graduates and employers. (AS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Oregon State Univ., Corvallis. Western Center for Community Coll. Development.