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1 PLANT SCIENCES FOREST SCIENCE TURFGRASS SCIENCE AGROECOLOGY LANDSCAPE CONTRACTING HORTICULTURE Integrated Crop Management Plant Science Production Science Landscape Build/Design Landscape Managment MajorsOptions

2 Dean’s Charge (10/26/2010) The proposed curriculum needs to: 1.Be attractive to students 2.Prepare students for future job market 3.Reinforce our core competency of experiential learning 4.Increase cross-utilization of courses 5.Incorporate student learning outcomes 6.Support University expectations on faculty workload, elimination of under- enrolled majors & course sections Plant Sciences Curriculum

3 Plans for the New Curriculum Create Plant Sciences Team from all current PS majors Develop four(+) options under one Plant Sciences Major Specializations/concentrations possible & encouraged, but not required Flexibility of course selections within all Plant Sciences options Develop & offer co-taught “common core courses” for Plant Sciences majors Promote existing Minors within the College Develop new related Minors: Organic Agriculture; Plant Biotechnology, etc.

4 TIME LINE January 2011, Plant Sciences team met to develop initial concept for major/options Met weekly throughout Spring 2011 semester Late Spring 2011, recommended version for faculty review, feedback, and discussion Summer 2011, continued meeting bi-weekly Early Fall 2011, major and curriculum revised and finalized within College Mid-Fall 2011, submit major for approval Goal to have approved and ready to offer by Academic Year

5 TIME LINE January 2011, Plant Sciences team met to develop initial concept for major/options Met weekly throughout Spring 2011 semester Late Spring 2011, recommended version for faculty review, feedback, and discussion Summer 2011, continued meeting bi-weekly Early Fall 2011, have major and curriculum revised and finalized within College Mid-Fall 2011, submit major for approval Goal to have approved and ready to offer by Academic Year

6 PLANTSCIENCESMAJOR Agroecology Option Horticulture Option Crop Production Option Science Option FOREST SCIENCE TURFGRASS SCIENCE LANDSCAPE CONTRACTING Options


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