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Graduate Issues Crop & Soil Sciences Fall 2012 Miguel Cabrera - Graduate Coordinator Vivienne Sturgill – Academic Advisor II.

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1 Graduate Issues Crop & Soil Sciences Fall 2012 Miguel Cabrera - Graduate Coordinator Vivienne Sturgill – Academic Advisor II

2 Overview  Graduate Student Population  New GRE Test  Admission Process  Major Professor Responsibilities  Graduate Areas of Emphasis

3 CRSS Student Population = 49* Category Graduate Students Female 14 (29%) M.S 25 Ph.D 21 MPPM 3 *Includes 7 M.S. students and 5 Ph.D. students starting Fall 2012

4 Overview  Graduate Student Population  New GRE Test  Admission Process  Major Professor Responsibilities  Graduate Areas of Emphasis

5 New GRE Test Old GRE: 800 Verbal; 800 Quantitative Old GRE: Maximum score – 1600 New GRE: 170 Verbal; 170 Quantitative New GRE: Maximum score - 340

6 Admission Criteria GRE GPA Dept 300 >=3.5 Grad. Sch. N.A >= >= >= >= 3.4 N.A >= 3.0 Ph.D. Students M.S. Students Students with GPA > 3.5 and GRE > 305 can be nominated for a Graduate School Assistantship (February of each year)

7 Overview  Graduate Student Population  New GRE Test  Admission Process  Major Prof. Responsibilities  Graduate Areas of Emphasis

8 Graduate Committee Major Professor ? Acceptable (Placed on website) Not acceptable Student application Major Professor Funds Not accepted Graduate Student Admission Process Graduate School Not accepted Accepted Non-degree student? 3 Athens 1 Griffin 1 Tifton

9 Overview  Graduate Student Population  New GRE Test  Admission Process  Major Prof. Responsibilities  Graduate Areas of Emphasis

10 Major Prof. Responsibilities Notify Graduate Coordinator (student arrival) Provide access to computer/printer Assist student with timely submission of: – Advisory Committee – Program of Study – Research Proposal

11 Submission Deadlines Advisory Committee & Program of Study Research Proposal M.S. Students1 st semester2 nd semester Ph.D. Students2 nd semester Major Professors with students who do not meet deadlines may not receive cost-shared assistantships.

12 Advisory Committee M.S. – 3 members –One member can be non-UGA Ph.D. – 5 members –One member from another department –One member can be non-UGA Co-Major Professors count as 1 member

13 Program of Study Requirements for all students – At least one course in Statistics – CRSS 8100 Graduate Seminar Guided teaching experience (CRSS 7990/9990 or education course) –Mandatory for Ph.D. students –Suggested for M.S. students Continuous enrollment (at least 3 cr in two out of three semesters if not GRA) If GRA, 18 credit hours per semester

14 Submit Grades for Research Hours Submit grades online when requested All terms, including summer! Go to Registrar’s Office website If grades are not submitted online, forms have to be signed, faxed, etc.

15 ANNUAL GRADUATE STUDENT EVALUATION Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Due May 30 Student Name Degree Objective Major Professor No of Semesters in Degree Program ______ 1. PROGRESS TOWARDS DEGREE (to be completed for all students by Advisory Committee) Advisory Committee selected, approved Program of Study approved Research Proposal submitted, approved This student is making satisfactory progress towards degree. YES NO (please circle one) If NO above, please write a detailed description of why and/or how this student is NOT progressing, and suggest actions to be taken to remedy this situation during the following semester: __________ Major Prof.

16 2. COMPLETION OF GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP DUTIES (to be completed by Major Professor for GRA and by supervising instructor for GTA) This student is a GRA GTA (please circle one). Name of Supervising Instructor (if GTA): Brief description of specific assigned duties: This student is satisfactorily completing all duties assigned as part of assistantship. YES NO. If NO above, please write a detailed description why and/or how this student is NOT completing all duties assigned as part of assistantship, and suggest actions to be taken to remedy this situation during the following semester. For GTA, please attach copies of student evaluations completed for the course taught. _________________________ Supervisor Signature I have reviewed this evaluation. My signature below does not necessarily signify concurrence. _________________________ Student Signature

17 Progress towards degree Adequate progress towards degree: 1) Satisfactory academic performance, 2) Compliance with departmental deadlines for submission of advisory committee, program of study, and research proposal, 3) Adequate research progress as assessed by the student’s Advisory Committee.

18 Exams Graduate School has to be notified of date of Preliminary Oral Exam at least 2 weeks in advance Not more than one negative vote is allowed for Preliminary Exams and Final Exams If the Major Professor’s vote is negative the student fails the exam

19 Overview  Graduate Student Population  New GRE Test  Admission Process  Major Prof. Responsibilities  Graduate Areas of Emphasis

20 Graduate Areas of Emphasis Students would like an area of emphasis for their M.S. or Ph.D. degrees in Crop & Soil Sciences Graduate School allows Area of Emphasis with minimum of 9 credit hours of specified courses

21 Area of Emphasis: Soils Select 9 credit hours out of the following courses : CRSS 8000 Soil & Water Chemistry CRSS 8600 Advanced Soil Physics: Numerical Methods CRSS(ECOL) 8650 Nutrient Cycling Models PBIO(CRSS)(FORS)(ECOL) L. Terrestrial Biogeochemical Cycling CRSS 6540 – Pedology CRSS 6580 – Soil Erosion and Conservation CRSS 6590 – Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition CRSS Soil Physics CRSS 6610 – Soil Microbiology CRSS 6670 – Environmental Soil Chemistry

22 Thank you! Questions/Comments?

23 Undergraduate Issues

24 CRSS Enrollment Trends

25 Major in Sustainable Agriculture Student demand Currently dispersed in certificates and programs throughout UGA and in units with minimal agricultural expertise Addition of several faculty with expertise in the area

26 Other Universities with Programs University of Minnesota -Sustainable Agriculture Minor Penn State – Agroecology Major Iowa State – Agroecology Area Emphasis University of Kentucky – Sustainable Agriculture major and minor North Carolina State University – Agroecology Concentration within Plant & Soil Science major University of Maine – Sustainable Agriculture Major University of Wisconsin – Ecological Sciences area of study within Agronomy

27 Draft of Program Crops (choose 3) –AESC 3080 –AESC 4520 –CRSS 4010 –CRSS 4260 –CRSS 4930 –HORT 4430 –HORT 4440 Soils (choose 3) –AESC 3126 –CRSS 3060 –CRSS 4580 –CRSS 4590 Pest Management –ENTO (CRSS) 4740 Policy (choose 2) –EETH(AESC) 4190 –ENVM 3060 –FANR 3200 Human Dimensions (choose 2) –SOCI 3400 –ANTH 4262 –ANTH 4060 Required Intern or Research project Electives – AESC 3020, 3030, APTC 4050, CRSS 4340, ENTO 3740, ENVM 4380, PATH 3530 AESC 4520 would be taught as summer field experience

28 Issues Impact on enrollment in other departmental majors Conflicts with other departments –Horticulture is looking to develop major in Local Food Systems


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