Event Title

What Consulting Foresters in Texas are Telling Us About Education Needs

Presenter Information

Michael Fountain
Pat Stephens Williams

Location

Peavy/Richardson Halls

Event Website

http://uenr.forestry.oregonstate.edu/

Start Date

15-3-2008 10:30 AM

End Date

15-3-2008 11:00 AM

Description

In an attempt to begin to understand some of the changing needs of the professional forester, this presentation provides information about a study that looked at the private consultant and the current needs of education to best prepare students to be successful in this specialization. Consultants in Texas were surveyed to determine what they are doing in the field, how they assessed their preparedness for those requirements, and what students need to be learning now to be prepared as top notch professionals and leaders. The presentation looks at the trends affecting decision making of the natural resource programs and how the pieces of what the consulting profession is telling us are the concerns for current and future foresters' education fit into those trends.

Comments

Session #8: Making Learning Count: Outcomes and Assessment. Presentation for 7th Biennial Conference on University Education in Natural Resources, March 13-15, 2008, Corvallis, Oregon. Featured in the ScholarsArchive@OSU in Oregon State University. Suggested Citation: Fountain, M., Williams, P.S. 2008. What consulting foresters in Texas are telling us about education needs. UENR 7th Biennial Conference, ScholarsArchive at Oregon State University. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/8332

 
Mar 15th, 10:30 AM Mar 15th, 11:00 AM

What Consulting Foresters in Texas are Telling Us About Education Needs

Peavy/Richardson Halls

In an attempt to begin to understand some of the changing needs of the professional forester, this presentation provides information about a study that looked at the private consultant and the current needs of education to best prepare students to be successful in this specialization. Consultants in Texas were surveyed to determine what they are doing in the field, how they assessed their preparedness for those requirements, and what students need to be learning now to be prepared as top notch professionals and leaders. The presentation looks at the trends affecting decision making of the natural resource programs and how the pieces of what the consulting profession is telling us are the concerns for current and future foresters' education fit into those trends.

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