AG-299 Directed Field Experience

Course Description: 

A structured learning experience working under supervision in a private, non-governmental or government agency involved in agriculture or natural resource management for at least 12 hours weekly.

A.  PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLOs): 

The student will be able to:

  1. Acquire fundamental concepts and principles of agriculture and natural resources focusing on development and production in a sustainable manner appropriate to Micronesia.
  2. Demonstrate basic competencies in the management of land resources and food production.
  3. Acquire basic skills, knowledge and attitude to manage a sustainable food production enterprise or qualify for entry-level employment in an agriculture or natural resource management-related agency.
  4. Acquire a sound scientific background that will allow transfer to a higher degree program related to land resources and food systems.

B.  STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs) - GENERAL: 

The student will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge and skills to a range of situations encountered in an actual agriculture or natural resources management workplace.

2. Demonstrate communication skills in the workplace.

  1. Demonstrate the ability to write and present a practicum report that details the field experience.

SLO

PLO1

PLO2

PLO3

PLO4

1

ID

DM

DM

M

2

DM

DM

DM

M

3

DM

DM

DM

M

I = Introduced

D = Demonstrated

M = Mastered

 

C.  STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs)-SPECIFIC: 

The student will be able to: 

      General SLO 1.  Apply knowledge and skills to a range of situations encountered in an actual agriculture or natural resources management workplace.

Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

1.1. Complete tasks assigned to them by their site supervisor.

Portfolio, supervisor report

1.2. Propose strategies and solutions to problems or situations encountered in the workplace.

Survey, Questionnaires

1.3. Demonstrate the ability to work independently under supervision or as a member of a team.

Supervisor report

1.4. Demonstrate safety in the workplace.

Portfolio, supervisor report

1.5. Demonstrate professionalism and ethics in the workplace.

Survey, Questionnaires

      General SLO 2.  Demonstrate communication skills in the workplace.

Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

2.1. Demonstrate writing skills by documenting the tasks completed in a daily written journal.

Portfolio.

2.2. Propose strategies and solutions to problems encountered in weekly meetings with supervisors and coordinators.

Supervisor report

General SLO 3.  Demonstrate the ability to write and present a practicum report that details the field experience.

Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

3.1. Write a practicum report following the APA style of writing.

Presentation

3.2. Prepare and deliver a 30-minute PowerPoint presentation that focuses on the highlights of the directed field experience.

Presentation

D.  COURSE CONTENT

·         Weekly meetings with the instructor to discuss the on-going field experience and to prepare reports.

·         Workplace assignment in a private, non-governmental or government agency or institution involved in agriculture or natural resources management.

·         Preparation of reports using the APA style of writing.

 

E.  METHODS OF INSTRUCTION

·         No classroom lecture required.  The student is required to participate in meetings as arranged by the instructor/coordinator and must record every activity that she/he attends.

·         Student is required to work according to the schedule set by the farm or agency, agreed upon with the instructor/coordinator, and to maintain a daily diary of all work activities assigned by the supervisor.

·         Student will prepare a written report following the APA style and make a 30-minute PowerPoint presentation to the class, instructor and site supervisor.

 

F.  REQURIED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS

·         No required book for this field experience course.

·         Notebook for internship journal

·         Access to cooperating worksite in a private, non-governmental or government institution or organization involved in agriculture/natural resources management.

·         Site cooperator is not obliged to provide financial remuneration to the student.

 

G.  REFERENCE MATERIALS

American Psychological Association (APA). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2001. (or most recent edition).

 

H.  INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS

None

 

I.   EVALUATION

The student must exhibit proficiency of at least 70% to receive a passing grade of “C”.

 

J.   CREDIT BY EXAMINATION

None

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