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1 Building a Seamless Educational System for the Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Industry Last Update: April 8, 2003 VISION 2020:

2 Food Products & Processing Food Products & Processing Plant Systems Plant Systems Animal Systems Animal Systems Power, Structural & Technical Systems Power, Structural & Technical Systems Natural Resource Systems Natural Resource Systems Environmental Service Systems Environmental Service Systems Agribusiness Systems Agribusiness Systems Seven AFNR Pathways Pathways organize the occupations within each cluster based on commonalities.

3 Sample Occupations Food & Fiber EngineerFood & Fiber Engineer BiochemistBiochemist Meat ProcessorMeat Processor Soil & Water SpecialistsSoil & Water Specialists Tree SurgeonTree Surgeon Golf Course SuperintendentGolf Course Superintendent Animal GeneticistAnimal Geneticist AquaculturalistAquaculturalist Embryo TechnologistEmbryo Technologist Remote Sensing Specialist GPS Technician Certified Welder Wildlife Manager Fisheries Manager Water Quality Manager Hazardous Material Handler International Agri-Marketing Specialists Agriculture Commodity Broker

4 Reinventing Agriculture Education for the Year 2020 Goal II All students have access to seamless, lifelong instruction in agriculture, food, fiber and natural resources systems through a wide variety of delivery methods and educational settings.All students have access to seamless, lifelong instruction in agriculture, food, fiber and natural resources systems through a wide variety of delivery methods and educational settings. The Reinventing Agricultural Education for the Year 2020 initiative, lead by the National Council for Agriculture Education, was funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation as a special project of the National FFA Foundation, Inc.

5 Symptoms of the Disconnect Half of the students entering college take remedial courses.Half of the students entering college take remedial courses. 40 percent of the students in 4-year institutions40 percent of the students in 4-year institutions 63 percent of the students in 2-year institutions63 percent of the students in 2-year institutions Financial price tag for Texas alone, 153 millionFinancial price tag for Texas alone, 153 million Source: U.S. Department of Education The Condition of Education, Washington, DC: National Center for Education StatisticsSource: U.S. Department of Education The Condition of Education, Washington, DC: National Center for Education Statistics

6 Proposed Goals For VISION 2020 Identify, develop, and refine practices that help students move effectively from high school to college, and on to a successful career.Identify, develop, and refine practices that help students move effectively from high school to college, and on to a successful career. Create strong partnerships between secondary and postsecondary institutions and related industries.Create strong partnerships between secondary and postsecondary institutions and related industries. Improve academic performance at both the secondary & postsecondary level.Improve academic performance at both the secondary & postsecondary level.

7 Proposed Goals For VISION 2020 (cont.) Generate interest in Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources careers.Generate interest in Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources careers. Create clear education & career paths for learners. (Plans of Study)Create clear education & career paths for learners. (Plans of Study) Meet the academic and industry skill standards required at the various educational levels.Meet the academic and industry skill standards required at the various educational levels.

8 Proposed Goals For VISION 2020 (cont.) Assist learners in attaining the personal values and character necessary to succeed in a broad range of related careers.Assist learners in attaining the personal values and character necessary to succeed in a broad range of related careers. (Premier Leadership, Personal Growth & Career Success)(Premier Leadership, Personal Growth & Career Success) Enhance the image of the AFNR industry.Enhance the image of the AFNR industry. Improve communication and relationships with guidance counselors and other school personnel.Improve communication and relationships with guidance counselors and other school personnel. Decrease the need for remediation at the postsecondary level.Decrease the need for remediation at the postsecondary level.

9 Baseline Measures  Student attendance rate  Student graduation rate  Percent transition to postsecondary ed  Percent completing postsecondary ed  Percent obtaining related employment  Percent of college freshmen requiring remediation  Percent passing a state or national employer or certification exam  Average scores in science  Average scores in math  Average standardized test score

10 VISION 2020 Indices  Percent of students with plans of study  Percent of students written career goals  Total number of business and industry partners  Number of student internships  Number of teacher internships  Number of education partners (MOU)  Number of articulation agreements  Percent of students jointly enrolled  Number of career pathways being taught

11 The National Science Foundation- sponsored National Center for Agriscience and Technology Education housed at Kirkwood Community College is now "AgrowKnowledge."

12 Participating Community Colleges 1. Arizona Western College 2. Blue Mountain Community College, OR 3. College of Southern Idaho 4. Jackson State Community College, TN 5. Kirkwood Community College, IA 6. Lansing Community College, MI 7. Ohio State Agriculture Technical Institute 8. Ridgewater College, MN 9. Valencia Community College, FL 10. Ventura College 11. Vincennes University, IN

13 AgrowKnowledge Education Partners

14 Building Strong Partnerships Strong partnerships can help link middle schools, high schools, technology centers, community colleges, universities and business and industry together to ease the transition for students from one level to the next.Strong partnerships can help link middle schools, high schools, technology centers, community colleges, universities and business and industry together to ease the transition for students from one level to the next. High School Tech Center Community College University Business/ Industry Middle School

15 Exploring a Career Pathway

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17 Short Term Outcomes Year 1 Jan. – Dec Definition of Exemplary Partnership createdDefinition of Exemplary Partnership created Partnerships established between Colleges, High Schools & IndustryPartnerships established between Colleges, High Schools & Industry Baseline data collected via surveyBaseline data collected via survey Partnership gaps identified (needs assessment)Partnership gaps identified (needs assessment) Action plans to address gaps formedAction plans to address gaps formed Partnership support and training plans developedPartnership support and training plans developed

18 Mid Range Outcomes Year 2 Jan. – Dec Database of training expertise and best practices developed (resource mapping).Database of training expertise and best practices developed (resource mapping). Top 3 in-service and development priorities deliveredTop 3 in-service and development priorities delivered Online performance driven support and data collection system createdOnline performance driven support and data collection system created Data on end-of-the-year partnership progress collectedData on end-of-the-year partnership progress collected Knowledge & skill statements improved and updatedKnowledge & skill statements improved and updated Teaching strategies and resources identifiedTeaching strategies and resources identified

19 Long Range Outcomes Year 3 Jan. – Dec “How To Manual” on implementing a “Exemplary Partnership” developed“How To Manual” on implementing a “Exemplary Partnership” developed On-going training and support delivered to partnershipsOn-going training and support delivered to partnerships Performance of partnerships monitored with online systemPerformance of partnerships monitored with online system Database of teaching strategies and resources for the knowledge & skill statements developedDatabase of teaching strategies and resources for the knowledge & skill statements developed

20 Long Range Outcomes Year 4 & – 2007 “Exemplary Partnership” concept promoted nation- wide“Exemplary Partnership” concept promoted nation- wide Increased success rates for entry into and completion of postsecondary education.Increased success rates for entry into and completion of postsecondary education. Acceleration of attainment of postsecondary certificate or degree.Acceleration of attainment of postsecondary certificate or degree. Decreased need for remediation.Decreased need for remediation. Improved levels of academic and skill achievement.Improved levels of academic and skill achievement. Highly skilled and workforce ready students.Highly skilled and workforce ready students.

21 Vision 2020 Action Plan for 2003 Jan. – Determine initial interest from Community CollegesJan. – Determine initial interest from Community Colleges Feb. – Reach agreement on goals, outcomes, etc.Feb. – Reach agreement on goals, outcomes, etc. Mar. – Establish secondary & industry partnerships - MOUsMar. – Establish secondary & industry partnerships - MOUs April – Partnerships self administer needs assessmentApril – Partnerships self administer needs assessment June – Analyze results of needs assessmentJune – Analyze results of needs assessment Aug. – Develop action plans to address identified gapsAug. – Develop action plans to address identified gaps Sept. – Develop partnership support & training planSept. – Develop partnership support & training plan Oct. – Begin training & development for partnershipsOct. – Begin training & development for partnerships Dec. – Develop database of training expertise & best practicesDec. – Develop database of training expertise & best practices

22 Contact Information Dr. Curtis ShumakerDr. Curtis Shumaker Stillwater, OKStillwater, OK

23 Dual Credit Programs at BMCC Dale Wendt, Instructor Blue Mountain Community College Pendleton, Oregon 4/11/03

24 Dual Credit Defined “Community Colleges in cooperation with state wide high schools provide dual credit programs through an articulation agreement where a student gains transcripted college credit while meeting both the requirements of public school courses and companion courses at college.”

25 Dual Credit Statistics 2066 Credits earned this year.2066 Credits earned this year. 358 Unduplicated students.358 Unduplicated students. $30,465 in Tuition Received$30,465 in Tuition Received

26 Dual Credit Steps 1.Articulation Agreement 2.Employment Application 3.Course Registration

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32 Dual Credit Steps 1.Articulation Agreement 2.Employment Application 3.Course Registration

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34 Dual Credit Resources  BMCC Website  Current Students  Dual Credit Program

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40 Dual Credit Programs Questions?Questions? Thank You!


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