Program: Forest Operations

 

Academic Year: 07-08 Completed by: Kurt B. Havird Date: 11-6-08

 

*Mission: To adequately prepare graduates for job placement in the forest industry as forest technicians

 

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Intended Outcomes

(Program Outcomes/Goals)

Student Learning Outcomes

(Core Skills and Objectives)

 

Assessment Measures

 

Performance Criteria/Expected Results

Evaluation & Planned Actions

Use of Results

(Close the Loop)

 

 

 

Correctly identify the major commercially important trees found in the south-eastern US

 

 

Identify the majority (approximately 100) of commercially important trees found in the south-eastern US using the five senses by family, genus, and species

 

 

Written field ID quizzes each week of the semester comprised of 10 test trees to include identification, and correct spelling of family, genus, and species

 

 

 

 

7 out of 10 trees will be correctly identified in the field each week by the correct spelling of the family, genus, and species of each examination tree

 

 

62% of students completed the correct tree identification by accurately naming and spelling the family, genus, and species for 7 out of 10 trees correctly each week additional field help sessions and the use of a student tutor will be utilized

 

 

Results indicate more emphasis shall be placed on tree field identification, spelling, and memorization by increasing the use of the activities in the planned actions

 

 

 

Correctly collect and identify commercially important destructive tree insects found in the south-eastern US

 

 

 

Properly identify and collect, when applicable, 15 commercially important destructive tree insects found in the south-eastern US

 

 

Insect collection comprised of the 15 required insects, appropriately identified, mounted, and preserved

 

12 of 15 commercially important destructive tree insects found in the south-eastern US will be presented and graded for accuracy

50% of students completed the collection criteria by accurately identifying, mounting, and preserving 12 out of 15 insects correctly additional field collection sessions and the use of a student tutor will be utilized

 

 

Results indicate more emphasis and time shall be placed on field collection of insects by increasing the use of the activities in the planned actions

 

 

 

 

Construct a stand and stock table from measured field information

 

 

 

 

Be able to accurately present stocking and volume quantities, and stand value using a spreadsheet format

 

 

Completed assignment

 

 

(This is part of a larger written report for the landowner)

 

18 of 20 important, succinct, easy to read and understand items that accurately describe the stand, stock, and value of the measured area of trees

50% of students completed the spreadsheet with 18 or more of the 20 items correctly described additional class time, the use of a student tutor, and additional time in the College Wide Learning Lab will be utilized

 

 

Results indicate more emphasis and time shall be placed on construction of the stand and stock table by increasing the use of the activities in the planned actions


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