ERIC Number: ED458861
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Dec-6
Reference Count: N/A
Assessing Research Capacity in Agricultural Education: A Summary of Twelve Land Grant Program Administrators.
Greiman, Bradley C.; Birkenholz, Robert J.
The research capacity of agricultural education was studied from the perspective of individual institutions and the profession through data collected from agricultural education faculty, primarily department administrators, representing 12 land grant institutions. Respondents were asked to provide information regarding faculty, graduate students, research support staff, and research infrastructure. Respondents were also asked to indicate the level of expertise within the agricultural education profession involving disciplinary skills. Findings indicate a wide disparity among institutions in the number of faculty employed, the number of graduate students, and the number of assistantships available. It is also concluded that agricultural education programs have access to a wide range of research support staff and infrastructure resources. In general, these resources appear adequate to meet the needs of researchers. Respondents characterized the agricultural education profession as possessing expertise and a number of disciplinary skills. Additional faculty appointments were recommended to conduct research and mentor graduate students, and tenured faculty were encouraged to continue to conduct and publish research studies. Additional recommendations were made to enhance the research skills and potential contributions of agricultural education collaborative efforts. (Contains 16 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: In: "21st Century Research for Agricultural Education. Proceedings of the National Agricultural Education Research Conference (27th, San Diego, California, December 6, 2000)"; see ED 449 351.