Agriculture & Natural Resources Management Program

  • PSLO
  • Data Sheet
  • Program Review
  • Assessment-Program

Program Student Learning Outcomes Assessment
(AY 2014-2016)

Program Student Learning Outcomes(PSLOs)

At the completion of Agriculture & Natural Resources Management the student will be able to:

  1. Acquire fundamental concepts and principles of land resources focusing towards 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.

  • I=Introduced
  • D=Demonstrated
  • M=Mastery at a level appropriate for graduation
  • PSLO Assessment Report Summary

    What we looked at:

    The Agriculture & Natural Resources Management Program assessment focused on ANR_PSLO 1, ANR_PSLO 2, ANR_PLSO3, ANR_PSLO4;

    What we found:

    ANR_PSLO_1:Acquire fundamental concepts and principles of land resources focusing towards development and production in a sustainable manner appropriate to Micronesia.

    FALL 2014 AG 140
    75% of students passed the posttest demonstrating an understanding of how human choices influence the relationship between living beings, their surroundings, and the quality of life.

    ANR_PSLO_2:Demonstrate basic competencies in the management of land resources and food production.

    SPRING 2015 AG 140
    80% of the students passed the post-test demonstration and understanding of the livestock production including feeding practices, breeds, management, housing, marketing, diseases sanitation practices under tropical conditions.

    ANR_PSLO_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.

    SPRING 2015 AG 140
    ANR_PSLO_3- 70% of the students passed the post-test demonstrating the understanding of financial preparation of financial net worth, income statement, farm budgeting, and balance sheet.

    FALL 2014 AG 101
    ANR_PSLO_3- 73% of the students passed the post-test on acquiring 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.

    ANR_PSLO_4:Acquire a sound scientific background that will allow transfer to a higher degree program related to land resources and food systems.

    SPRING 2015 AG 299
    95% of the students who took AG299 passed the written research paper and the presentation regard to their learning experiences gained while working in the area or agencies of their own choice in the field during the summer session.

    What are we planning to work on

    • We plan to teach the general Botany course in spring 2016. The course is part of the planned course completion for the ANRM program. This course is being revised/updated for review by CAC during fall 2015.
    • Improve student success in our program by providing students support in study skill, tutoring, mentoring and being pro-active in supporting the students in any way possible so that they can succeed. To achieve these we have planned to have 3-4 1 hour workshops for all ANRM majors. We have also decided to put one faculty in the A+ center, 3 hours per week to help ANRM students in need for help.
    • Improve recruitment strategies including visiting high schools. We planned to work with the Marine Science program to do outreach in the high schools, both Public and private high schools. Our plan at this time is to focus on the island of Pohnpei, yet we will open ourselves for other states.
    • Improve and continue the way we assess our courses so that we can improve our program and continue to graduate more student in ANRM program.

    Recommendations for students:

    • Take advantage of advertised tutoring opportunities with the math/science division
    • Take advantage of your ANR instruction tutoring hours in the A+ center and see them if you need assistant beyond the classroom.
    • Talk to your advisor, get help if you are struggling and ask questions!
    • Read your textbooks before coming to class. It will help you understand the lectures better.
    • Going to classes every day, doing assignments, lab work and studying is the key for student success.
    • If you are planning to attend College of Micronesia-FSM, please make yourself available during the orientation week. Coming and attending the orientation week will help support you in completing your program here at the College.
    • Come and see your instructor’s at ANR, we are willing to help you to become an excellent student.

    Program Data Sheet
    Spring 2014

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    Enrollment by Major and Campus

    Major:

    Degree

    Term

    Chuuk

    Kosrae

    National

    Pohnpei

    Yap

    Students

    Ag.& Nat. Res. Management

    AS

    Fall 2011

     

     

    9

    7

    1

    17

    Ag.& Nat. Res. Management

    AS

    Fall 2012

     

    1

    23

    21

    2

    47

    Ag. & Nat. Res. Management

    AS

    Fall 2013

     

    3

    33

    8

    3

    47

    Ag. & Nat. Res. Management

    AS

    Spring 2012

     

     

    13

    15

    2

    30

    Ag. & Nat. Res. Management

    AS

    Spring 2013

     

    1

    26

    8

    4

    39

    Ag. & Nat. Res. Management

    AS

    Spring 2014

     

    2

    33

    5

    2

    42

    Agriculture

    AS

    Fall 2011

     

     

    19

    12

    2

    33

    Agriculture

    AS

    Fall 2012

     

    1

    6

     

     

    7

    Agriculture

    AS

    Fall 2013

     

     

    4

     

     

    4

    Agriculture

    AS

    Spring 2011

     

     

    17

    10

    1

    28

    Agriculture

    AS

    Spring 2012

     

     

    13

    3

     

    16

    Agriculture

    AS

    Spring 2013

     

     

    8

     

     

    8

    Agriculture

    AS

    Spring 2014

     

     

    6

     

     

    6



    Credits by Major and Campus

    Major:

    Degree

    Term

    Chuuk

    Kosrae

    National

    Pohnpei

    Yap

    Credits

    Ag.& Nat. Res. Management

    AS

    Fall 2011

     

     

    122

    106

    16

    244

    Ag.& Nat. Res. Management

    AS

    Fall 2012

     

    9

    285

    240

    29

    563

    Ag. & Nat. Res. Management

    AS

    Fall 2013

     

    35

    409

    98

    36

    578

    Ag. & Nat. Res. Management

    AS

    Spring 2012

     

     

    170

    182

    19

    371

    Ag. & Nat. Res. Management

    AS

    Spring 2013

     

    3

    330

    89

    39

    461

    Ag. & Nat. Res. Management

    AS

    Spring 2014

     

    20

    421

    56

    20

    517

    Agriculture

    AS

    Fall 2011

     

     

    241

    132.5

    27

    400.5

    Agriculture

    AS

    Fall 2012

     

    14

    70

     

     

    84

    Agriculture

    AS

    Fall 2013

     

     

    48

     

     

    48

    Agriculture

    AS

    Spring 2011

     

     

    195

    143

    13

    351

    Agriculture

    AS

    Spring 2012

     

     

    151

    28

     

    179

    Agriculture

    AS

    Spring 2013

     

     

    92

     

     

    92

    Agriculture

    AS

    Spring 2014

     

     

    66

     

     

    66



    Credits by Program and Campus

    Program

    Term

    Chuuk

    Kosrae

    National

    Pohnpei

    Yap

    Credits

    Agriculture and Natural Resources (AS)

    Fall 2011

    56

     

    386

    16

     

    458

    Agriculture and Natural Resources (AS)

    Fall 2012

    264

     

    609

    36

     

    909

    Agriculture and Natural Resources (AS)

    Fall 2013

    224

     

    661

    20

     

    905

    Agriculutre and Natural Resources (AS)

    Spring 2011

    192

     

    188

     

     

    380

    Agriculture and Natural Resources (AS)

    Spring 2012

    240

     

    381

    43

     

    664

    Agriculture and Natural Resources (AS)

    Spring 2013

    272

     

    727

    16

     

    1015

    Agriculture and Natural Resources (AS)

    Spring 2014

     

     

    372

     

     

    372



    Credits Enrolled, Attempted and Earned(averages)

    Major

    Degree

    Term

    CredEnrollAvg

    CredAttAvg

    CredEarnAvg

    TermGPAAvg

    Ag. & Nat. Res. Management

    AS

    Fall 2011

    14.4

    10.7

    9.2

    2.58

    Ag. & Nat. Res. Management

    AS

    Fall 2012

    12.0

    8.9

    7.6

    1.89

    Ag. & Nat. Res. Management

    AS

    Fall 2013

    12.3

    10.5

    9.4

    2.50

    Ag. & Nat. Res. Management

    AS

    Spring 2012

    12.4

    9.6

    7.5

    1.63

    Ag. & Nat. Res. Management

    AS

    Spring 2013

    11.8

    10.4

    8.3

    1.95

    Ag. & Nat. Res. Management

    AS

    Spring 2014

    12.3

    11.2

    9.8

    2.11

    Agriculture

    AS

    Fall 2011

    12.1

    8.4

    6.3

    1.45

    Agriculture

    AS

    Fall 2012

    12.0

    12.0

    11.6

    2.45

    Agriculture

    AS

    Fall 2013

    12.0

    11.0

    9.0

    2.74

    Agriculture

    AS

    Spring 2011

    12.5

    9.3

    7.4

    2.06

    Agriculture

    AS

    Spring 2012

    11.2

    8.6

    6.8

    1.69

    Agriculture

    AS

    Spring 2013

    11.5

    9.9

    9.5

    2.27

    Agriculture

    AS

    Spring 2014

    11.0

    10.5

    10.0

    2.7



    Program Sections, Enrollment Ratio and Average Class Size

    Program

    Term

    Section

    EnrollMax

    Enrollment

    EnrollRatio

    AvgClassSize

    Agriculture and Natural Resources (AS)

    Fall 2011

    7

    135

    126

    93.3%

    18.0

    Agriculture and Natural Resources (AS)

    Fall 2012

    13

    257

    225

    87.5%

    17.3

    Agriculture and Natural Resources (AS)

    Fall 2013

    10

    280

    233

    83.2%

    23.3

    Agriculture and Natural Resources (AS)

    Spring 2011

    5

    128

    98

    76.6%

    19.6

    Agriculture and Natural Resources (AS)

    Spring 2012

    6

    178

    164

    92.1%

    27.3

    Agriculture and Natural Resources (AS)

    Spring 2013

    10

    265

    242

    91.3%

    24.2

    Agriculture and Natural Resources (AS)

    Spring 2014

    6

    141

    93

    66.0%

    15.5



    Persistence and Retention (new full time students)

    Major Description

    Degree

    New Students FT 2011_3

    Students 2012_1

    Students 2012_3

    Persistence Spring 2012

    Retention Fall 2012

    Ag.& Nat. Res. Management

    AS

    9

    9

    4

    100.0%

    44.4%

    Agriculture

    AS

    8

     

     

    0.0%

    0.0%


    Major

    Degree

    New FT Fall 2012

    Persisted Spring 2013

    Retained Fall 2013

    Persistence Spring 2013

    Retention Fall 2013

    Ag. & Nat. Res. Management

    AS

    12

    10

    5

    83.3%

    41.7%

    Agriculture

    AS

    1

     

     

    0.0%

    0.0%


    Major

    Degree

    New FT Fall 2013

    Persisted Spring 2014

    Retained Fall 2014

    Persistence Spring 2013

    Retention Fall 2014

    Ag. & Nat. Res. Management

    AS

    8

    7

     

    87.5

    0.0%



    Course Completion & Withdrawals (Major)

    Major

    Degree

    Term

    Students

    ABCorP%

    ABCDorP%

    W%

    Ag. & Nat. Res. Management

    AS

    Fall 2011

    184

    57.1%

    69.6%

    9.8%

    Ag. & Nat. Res. Management

    AS

    Fall 2012

    75

    65.3%

    73.3%

    4.0%

    Ag. & Nat. Res. Management

    AS

    Fall 2013

    185

    70.3%

    77.8%

    10.3%

    Ag. & Nat. Res. Management

    AS

    Spring 2012

    121

    51.2%

    65.3%

    16.5%

    Ag. & Nat. Res. Management

    AS

    Spring 2013

    144

    58.3%

    72.9%

    8.3%

    Ag. & Nat. Res. Management

    AS

    Spring 2014

    157

    61.8%

    78.3%

    8.3%

    Agriculture

    AS

    Fall 2011

    28

    85.7%

    100.0%

    0.0%

    Agriculture

    AS

    Fall 2012

    134

    44.8%

    56.7%

    11.9%

    Agriculture

    AS

    Fall 2013

    17

    70.6%

    82.4%

    5.9%

    Agriculture

    AS

    Spring 2011

    103

    45.6%

    62.1%

    9.7%

    Agriculture

    AS

    Spring 2012

    65

    56.9%

    69.2%

    21.5%

    Agriculture

    AS

    Spring 2013

    30

    63.3%

    80.0%

    16.7%

    Agriculture

    AS

    Spring 2014

    19

    84.2%

    89.5%

    5.3%



    Course Completion & Withdrawals (Program)

    Program

    Term

    Students

    ABCorP%

    ABCDorP%

    W%

    Agriculture and Natural Resources (AS)

    Fall 2011

    126

    77.8%

    94.4%

    0.0%

    Agriculture and Natural Resources (AS)

    Fall 2012

    233

    83.7%

    89.3%

    3.4%

    Agriculture and Natural Resources (AS)

    Fall 2013

    233

    87.1%

    93.1%

    0.0%

    Agriculture and Natural Resources (AS)

    Spring 2011

    102

    77.5%

    87.3%

    3.9%

    Agriculture and Natural Resources (AS)

    Spring 2012

    172

    84.9%

    93.6%

    4.7%

    Agriculture and Natural Resources (AS)

    Spring 2013

    260

    73.1%

    83.8%

    6.9%

    Agriculture and Natural Resources (AS)

    Spring 2014

    93

    84.9%

    94.6%

    1.1%



    Graduates

    Major

    Degree

    AY2010/11

    AY2011/12

    AY2013/14

    Ag. & Nat. Res. Management

    AS

     

    2

    3

     

    Agriculture

    AS

    3

    3

    2

     



    Graduate Rates

    Major

    Degree

    Cohort

    New Full Students

    Graduation Rate 100%

    Graduation Rate 150%

    Graduation Rate 200%

    Agriculture

    AS

    Fall 2008 FT

    2

    0.0%

    0.0%

    0.0%

    Agriculture

    AS

    Fall 2009 FT

    3

    0.0%

    33.3%

    66.7%

    Agriculture

    AS

    Fall 2010 FT

    5

    0.0%

    0.0%

     

    Agriculture

    AS

    Fall 2011 FT

    5

     

     

     

    Ag.& Nat.Res.Management

    AS

    Fall 2011 FT

     

     

     

     

    • "Program" information is based on Dickerson's concept of a "program" as expending resoruces and is linked to courses owned by a program from TracDat
    • Graduation rates are based on Fall new students(full time) cohorts that are tracked at 100%, 150%, and 200%
    • Retention rates are based on Fall new students (full time) cohorts who return the following fall semester
    • Persistence rates are based on Fall new students (full time) cohorts who return the following spring semester

    AP Full Official

    Associate of Science in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management

    Campus

    National Campus

    AP Review Submission Date

    September 23, 2016

    Completed by

    Mark Kostka

    AR Review Cycle

    2 years
    FA14-SP15
    FA15-SP16

    Program Goals

    Program goals are broad statements concerning knowledge, skills, or values that the faculty members expect the graduating students to achieve.

    This program prepares individuals for careers in agriculture or for further under-graduate study.

    To enrich the program, the curriculum is structured to offer a well-rounded education in basic and applied sciences of agriculture to produce agricultural graduates who are employable or capable of succeeding on transferring into four institutions. The program blends comprehensive classroom instruction with practical experience.

    The intention of the program is to graduate skilled agriculturists who can further develop and promote agriculture across the nation as well as providing continuing education for in-service state agriculture extension service employees, secondary agriculture teachers and self-employed.

    The program learning outcomes for the Agriculture and Natural Resources Management program are as follows;

    ANRM PSLOs:

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

     

    Program History

    This section describes the history of the program.  This includes the date and reason of implementation, significant milestones in the development of the program, and significant current activities.

    The long cherished goal of creating education that was suited to the needs of the Micronesian economy was addressed by the creation of three new majors during the mid-1980s. The three major industries other than government and education in Micronesia were tourism, farming and fisheries. FSM government requested that the College create majors in Agriculture and Marine Science. In 1981, the members of the College (College of Micronesia-FSM, Palau Community, and Marshall Island Community College granted the U.S Land Grant Status). This program was created by an act of the Congress of Micronesia, to fulfill the long cherished goal of creating education that was suited to the needs of the island economy.  In 1981 Community College of Micronesia was given a Land Grant Intuitions status by the United States Congress through the United States Department of Agriculture as part of the compact of free association between the United states and the three Micronesian entities. This fund created College of Micronesia, which included FSM, RMI, and ROP.  Programs that were established include the Cooperative Extension Service (CES), Agriculture Experiment Station, (AES), and a residential agriculture instruction program (RI).The Agriculture A.S. Degree Program was established in early 1990’s and had its first graduate in 1993. The FSM and the United States of American continues to support the program because they believe that agriculture is an important component of FSM’s economic. Over many years the US continues to provide support to the program by providing funds to pay faculty salaries, providing support for scholarship through Agriculture development in the Asia Pacific (ADAP). Just recently the ADAP program ended and new programs did develop; one of the most recent programs that support the agriculture program was the CARIPAC program that is under our CRE program today. Today student enrollment and transfers have increased and more and more students are graduating from this program each year.

    Program Description

    The program description describes the program, including its organization, relationship to other programs in the system, program design, degree(s) offered, and other significant features of the program, such as elements/resources for forward-looking new program contributions to the state’s economy, or specialized program accreditation.

    This program prepares individuals for careers in agriculture or for further graduate study. The curriculum is structured to offer a well-rounded education in basic and applied sciences of agriculture. The program blends comprehensive classroom instruction with practical experience. The aim of the program is to graduate skilled agriculturists who can further develop and promote agriculture across the nation. The program offers the two year Associate of Science degree in General Agriculture. The program blends comprehensive classroom instructions with practical learning experiences through the use of the two acres College Instructional Farm that has a greenhouse, a two piggery operation, and the portable poultry rearing quarters. Students can experience practical learning in various enterprises such as: Crop production, Animal production. ANR program requirement includes a course in directed field study AG 299 which enables students to do actual day to day work with Agriculture agencies in Pohnpei and other FSM states to gain on the job work experience. ANR students also get experience through overseas summer trainings; students field schools in Saipan, GUAM and the Virgin Islands in Central America. These field schools are funded by CARIPAC funds, a program under USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The agriculture courses taught at the college are used as electives by most of the programs at the college as science with lab courses. The ANR program also contributes to the state economy by providing technical support and other resources to our partner agencies throughout the states. Some of the key examples of programs include; Distribution of breeding stock to farmers; Providing farmers with compost for vegetable production; Providing fruits and vegetables to the COM-FSM dining hall; The farm is also used as a demonstration farm to all the people of the FSM. From elementary school students to our leadership of the FSM.

    Program Admission Requirements

    This section describes the requirements for admission into the program and other requisites.

    ANRM program admission requirement coincides with the admission requirement for the college per the 2015-16 college Catalog.

    1. Have graduated or will graduate from high school at the end of the current year, or have a General Educational Development (GED) certificate.
    2. Have a minimum high school grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 as measured on a 4.0 scale, or a minimum score of 35 on each section and an average score of 45 for all five sections of the GED test.
    3. Be accepted by the college’s committee on Recruitment, Admission, and Retention (RAR)  

     

    Program Certificate/Degree Requirements

    This section specifies the requirements for obtaining a certificate/degree in the program, including specific courses, credits, internships, practical, etc. This section should also include the program’s suggested schedule and program course matrix.

    1. Program Requirements for Associated Science Degree in:(ANRM)

    “Agriculture And Natural resources Management”
    General Education Core Requirements......................................29 Credits

    English (9 credits)                                                                            credits
    EN 110 Advanced Reading                                                                       3
    EN 120a Expository Writing 1                                                        3
    EN 120b Expository 2                                                                     3

    Mathematics (3 credits) depending on placement                                 credits
    MS 100 College Algebra, or                                                                       3
    MS College Algebra and Trigonometry                                        3

     

     

    Natural Sciences (7 credits)                                                                       credits

    SC  Chemistry                                                                                      4
    MS  Statistics                                                                                               3

    Social Science (3 credits)                                                               credits
    SS 150 History of Micronesia                                                                    3

    Computer Applications (3 credits)                                                 credits
    CA 100 Computer Literacy                                                                         3

    Exercise Sports Science (1 Credit)                                                           credit
    Exercise Sports Science course                                                   1

    Humanities (3 credits)                                                                                 credits
    Any course in AR 101 Introduction to Art                                                3
    MU 101 Introduction to Music,                                                      3
    SS 150 History of Micronesia,                                                                   3
    EN 201 Introduction to Literature,                                                             3
    EN 208 Introduction to Philosophy, or                                         3
    EN/ED 233a General Nature and use of Language                             3         

    Major Requirements……………………………………… (36-37)

    Agriculture (23 credits)                                                                                credits
    AG 101 Introduction to Agriculture                                                           4
    AG 110 Crop Production                                                                4
    AG 140 Principles of Animal Science                                                      4
    AG 290 Agricultural Project Management                                              3
    AG 299 Directed Field Experience                                                           4
    AG 280 Food Processing                                                               4

    Degree Electives (3-4 credits)                                                                    credits            
    BU 101 Introduction to Business or                                                     3
    AG 291 Selected Tropics in Land Resources and Food Systems           3
    MR 120 Marine Science                                                                        4
    MR 201 Aquaculture                                                                             4
    IS 270 Geographic Information System-                                               3                                                
    Pre-requisite is IS 201 Computer Information Systems                          3


    GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS……………………………………………65-66 credits

     

    AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
    Suggested Schedule

    First Semester                                                                      Second Semester
    MS 100 College Algebra...............3                                   EN 110 Adv. Reading……………3
    SC 120 Biology………………...4                           AG 110 Crop Production………...4
    EN 120a Expos. Writing 1…… 3                           SC 250 General Botany…………..4
    AG 101 Into. to Agriculture…...4                            EN 120b Expos Writing 2………..3
    CA 100 Computer lit…………..3                            Exercise Sports Science…………..1
    17                                                                                  15
    Summer Session
    SS 150 History of Micronesia………………..3
    Electives…………………………………….3
    6

    Third Semester                                                                     Fourth Semester
    AG 140 Principles of Animal Science…4                       AG 290 Project Management….......4
    SC 230 Introduction to Chemistry…….4             Humanities………………………..3
    MS 150 Statistics………………………3               AG 299 Ag. Field Studies…………4
    SC non lab…………………………….3                AG 280 Food Processing…………4

                                                                14                                                                        15

     

      Program Courses and Enrollment

    This section lists courses offered in the program, including number of sections, course enrollment, section fill rates, and redundancy of courses across the institution.

    Courses offered for the ANMR program from Fall 2014 to spring 2016.


    Course number

    Course title

    AG 101

    Introduction to Agriculture

    AG 110

    Crop Production

    AG 140

    Principles of Animal Science

    AG 290

    Agriculture project management

    AG 299

    Directed filed Experience

    Number of courses and sections offered within the reporting cycle not including summer courses.


    Courses

    Fall 2014

    Spring 15

    Fall 2105

    Spring 2016

    Total

    AG 101

    2

    2

    2

    1

    7

    AG 110

    1

    1

    1

    1

    4

    AG 140

    1

    1

    1

    1

    4

    AG 290

    1

    1

    1

    0

    3

    AG 299

    0

    0

    1

    1

    2

    Total

    5

    5

    6

    4

    20

    Courses  enrollment from Fall 2014 to Spring 2016


    Courses

    Fall 2014

    Spring 15

    Fall 2105

    Spring 2016

    Total

    AG 101

    58

    55

    52

    32

    197

    AG 110

    10

    15

    1

    22

     48

    AG 140

    16

    12

    14

    11

     53

    AG 290

    10

    5

    10

    0

     25

    AG 299

    0

    0

    0

    7

      7

    Total

    94

    87

    77

    72

     330

     

      Program Faculty

    This section reports the faculty of the program, including full-time and part-time faculty.  The degrees held and rank are provided for the full-time and part-time faculty.

    Mark Kostka, BS in Tropical Horticulture, Certificate in Plant Tissue Culture,  University of Hawaii at Hilo

    Kiyoshi Phillip, MS Agriculture Studies ,School of Land and Food System, University of Queensland, Australia

      Program Indicators

    This section provides the data for analyzing the extent to which the program has achieved the established outcomes and criteria. This is the most important part of the program review.  The data that will be collected and evaluated are the following:

    Assessment of course student learning outcomes of program courses

    The data report is from the ANRM course level assessment. These are the result of the 2 year assessment cycle from fall 2014-spring 2016. The assessments used in this report include (ie., test, assignments, homework, classwork, reports, presentations, and labs.

    Results

    Table below shows the result of assessment for the CSLO for all courses in the ANRM program. Some of the missing data is still with Kiyoshi Phillip.

     


    AG101-Introduction to Agriculture

    SLO1

    SLO2

    SLO3

    SLO4

    SLO5

    Fall 2014

     

     

     

     

     

    Spring 2015

     

     

     

     

     

    Fall 2015

    84%

    80%

    82%

    87%

    85%

    Spring2016

    70%

    79%

    73%

    73%

    74%

    SLO1 Describe the historical development in agriculture.
    SLO2 Describe how to manage the natural resources in a sustainable manner.
    SLO3 Identify and explain the major plant parts and functions and manage a home garden.
    SLO4 Describe the nutritional requirement of animals, and how to best maintain animal health and demonstrate management practices.
    SLO5 Conduct and design an experiment or project.

    AG110-Crop Production

    SLO1

    SLO2

    SLO3

    SLO4

    SLO4

    Fall 2014

     

     

     

     

     

    Spring 2015

     

     

     

     

     

    Fall 2015

    84%

    80%

    82%

    87%

    85%

    Spring2016

    70%

    79%

    73%

    73%

    74%

    SLO1 Describe the principles of crop establishment.
    SLO2 Explain plant growth and environmental conditions.
    SLO3 Demonstrate the knowledge of plant breeding.
    SLO4 Propagate and plant tropical plantation crops (coconuts, cassava, Kava, Fruit trees, papaya, limes, and bananas).

    Assessment of program student learning outcomes

    Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs)

    At the completion of the Agriculture & Natural Resources Management Program, the student will be able to:

    1. Acquire fundamental concepts and principles of land resources focusing towards 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.

    PSLO Assessment Report Summary FY2014 and FY 2015

    The Agriculture & Natural Resources Management Program assessment focused on:
    ANR_PSLO1: Acquire fundamental concepts and principles of land resources focusing towards development and production in a sustainable manner appropriate to Micronesia.
    ANR_PSLO2: Demonstrate basic competencies in the management of land resources and food production.
    ANR_PLSO3: 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.
    ANR_­­PSLO4: Acquire a sound scientific background that will allow transfer to a higher degree program related to land resources and food systems.
    ANR_PSLO_1: Acquire fundamental concepts and principles of land resources focusing towards development and production in a sustainable manner appropriate to Micronesia.
    FALL 2014 AG 140
    75% of students passed the posttest demonstrating an understanding of how human choices influence the relationship between living beings, their surroundings, and the quality of life.
    ANR_PSLO_2: Demonstrate basic competencies in the management of land resources and food production.
    SPRING 2015 AG 140
    80% of the students passed the post-test demonstration and understanding of the livestock production including feeding practices, breeds, management, housing, marketing, diseases sanitation practices under tropical conditions.
    ANR_PSLO_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.
    SPRING 2015 AG 140
    ANR_PSLO_3- 70% of the students passed the post-test demonstrating the understanding of financial preparation of financial net worth, income statement, farm budgeting, and balance sheet.
    FALL 2014 AG 101
    ANR_PSLO_3- 73% of the students passed the post-test on acquiring 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.
    ANR_PSLO_4: Acquire a sound scientific background that will allow transfer to a higher degree program related to land resources and food systems.
    SPRING 2015 AG 299
    95% of the students who took AG299 passed the written research paper and the presentation regard to their learning experiences gained while working in the area or agencies of their own choice in the field during the summer session.

    PSLO Assessment Report Summary FY2015 and FY2016
    The Agriculture & Natural Resources Management Program assessment focused on:
    ANR_PSLO1: Acquire fundamental concepts and principles of land resources focusing towards development and production in a sustainable manner appropriate to Micronesia.
    ANR_PSLO2: Demonstrate basic competencies in the management of land resources and food production.
    ANR_PLSO3: 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.
    ANR_­­PSLO4: Acquire a sound scientific background that will allow transfer to a higher degree program related to land resources and food systems.
    ANR_PSLO_1: Acquire fundamental concepts and principles of land resources focusing towards development and production in a sustainable manner appropriate to Micronesia.
    FALL 2015 AG 140
    75% of the students passed the posttest in Acquire fundamental concepts and principles of land resources focusing towards development and production in a sustainable manner appropriate to Micronesia.
    SPING 2016 AG 110
    76% of the students passed the post-test on acquiring 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.
    ANR_PSLO_2: Demonstrate basic competencies in the management of land resources and food production.
    SPRING 2016 AG 140
    80% of the students passed the post-test demonstration and understanding of the livestock production including feeding practices, breeds, management, housing, marketing, diseases sanitation practices under tropical conditions.
    ANR_PSLO_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.
    SPRING 2015 AG 140
    ANR_PSLO_3- 70% 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.

    ANR_PSLO_4: Acquire a sound scientific background that will allow transfer to a higher degree program related to land resources and food systems.
    SPRING 2016 AG 299
    95% Acquire a sound scientific background that will allow transfer to a higher degree program related to land resources and food systems.
    FALL 2016 AG 101
    75% of the students passed the post-test on acquiring 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.

    Program enrollment (historical enrollment patterns, student credits by major)

    ANRM Enrollment by Campus

    Term

    Chk

    Kos

    Nat

    Pni

    Yap

    Students

    Fall2014

    0

    1

    41

    10

    4

    54

    Fall 2015

    0

    4

    52

    5

    5

    66

    Spring 2015

    0

    3

    39

    10

    4

    54

    Spring 2016

    0

    2

    48

    1

    5

    56

    Total

    0

    10

    180

    26

    18

    226

    ANRM Credits by major and Campus

    Term

    Chk

    Kos

    Nat

    Pni

    Yap

    Students

    Fall2014

    0

    1

    39

    10

    4

    54

    Fall 2015

    0

    22

    447

    99

    37

    605

    Spring 2015

    0

    34

    665

    50

    60

    809

    Spring 2016

    0

    12

    610

    13

    60

    695

    Average class size

     

    Program

    Term

    Section

    Enroll(Max)

    Enrollment

    Enrollrate

    Average
    Class Size

    ANRM

    Fall 14

    5

    133

    100

    75%

    20.0

    ANRM

    Spring 15

    7

    94

    77

    81.9 %

    15.5

    ANRM

    Fall 15

    6

    140

    93

    66.4 %

    11.0

    ANRM

    Spring

    6

    92

    73

    78.5%

    12.0

     

    Course completion rate

    Program

    term

    course

    enrolled

    w

    ABCorP

    W%

    CC%

    ANRM

    Fall 14

    AG 101

    57

    1

    51

    1.8%

    89.5%

    ANRM

    Fall 14

    AG 110

    17

    0

    17

    0%

    100%

    ANRM

    Fall 14

    AG 140

    16

    0

    11

    0%

    68.8

    ANRM

    Fall 14

    AG 290

    10

    0

    5

    0%

    50%

    ANRM

    Spring 15

    AG 101

    55

    2

    43

    3.6%

    78.2%

    ANRM

    Spring 15

    AG 110

    15

    0

    14

    0%

    93.3

    ANRM

    Spring 15

    AG 140

    12

    0

    9

    0%

    75%

    ANRM

    Spring 15

    AG 290

    5

    0

    4

    0%

    80%

    ANRM

    Spring 15

    AG 299

    10

    2

    6

    20%

    60%

    ANRM

    Fall 15

    AG 101

    52

    0

    46

    0%

    85.5%

    ANRM

    Fall 15

    AG 110

    1

    0

    1

    0%

    100%

    ANRM

    Fall 15

    AG 140

    12

    0

    11

    0

    91.7

    ANRM

    Fall 15

    AG 290

    10

    0

    9

    0

    90%

    ANRM

    Spring 16

    AG 101

    32

    1

    32

    3%

    84%

    ANRM

    Spring 16

    AG 110

    22

    0

    22

    0%

    100%

    ANRM

    Spring 16

    AG 140

    11

    0

    6

    0

    55%

    ANRM

    Spring 16

    AG 299

    7

    0

    5

    0

    71%

    Student retention rate (Fall-to-Fall for two-year programs; Fall-to-Spring for one-year programs)

    Term

    major

    degree

    Cohort*

    Fall15/16
    Returned*

    Retention Rate

    Fall 2014

    ANRM

    AS

    4

    5

    125%

    Fall 2015

    ANRM

    AS

    11

    10

    90.9%

     

    Graduation rate based on yearly number

    Year

    AY10/11

    AY11/12

    AY12/13

    AY13/14

    AY14/15

    Graduates

    3

    5

    5

    6

    5

     

    Students seat cost

    IRPO

    Cost of duplicate or redundant courses, programs or services

    NONE

    Students’ satisfaction rate

    We do not have any information on this subject. We plan to come up with student surveys in the coming months to survey our students and to see how they feel about our program in general.

    Alumni data

     

    Employment data and employer feedback (employer survey)

    Major Area

    Number of ANR Graduates working

    Department of Agriculture

    4

    Land-grant

    3

    COM-FSM

    4

    Education Department

    2

    Saint Paul school

    1

    Program added or cancelled at nearby regional institutions (PCC, GCC, Hawaii schools, UOG, CMI, NMC)

    N/A

    Transfer rate

    Number of students

    Transfer

    University of Hawaii- UH Hilo

    2

    University of Guam

    6

      Analysis

    Findings
    This section provides discussion of information discovered as a result of the evaluation such as problems or concerns with the program and what part of the program is working well and meeting expectation.

     

    Recommendations
    This section provides recommendations from the program on what to do to improve or enhance the quality of program and course learning outcomes as well as program goals and objectives.  This section should also include suggestions that describe how the program might be able to create opportunities for a better program in the future.  Some examples are exploring alternate delivery mechanisms, forming external partnerships, or realigning with other programs.

     

    Unit Assessment Report

    Report Period: 2013-2014

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