Event Title

What ACF is Telling Us about Education and Opportunities in Today’s World

Location

Latham Ballroom A/B

Event Website

http://www.cpe.vt.edu/cuenr/index.html

Start Date

26-3-2010 1:20 PM

End Date

26-3-2010 1:25 PM

Description

What does the future hold for Consulting Foresters? Are we preparing our students for that future? This national study surveyed membership of ACF to address the issues of preparation to be a Consulting Forester, current perceived needs in education, and identification of future trends in the business of Consulting Forestry. Consulting Forestry's role in the profession is increasing. With that in mind, it is important to know what are the current demands on Consulting Foresters and if past and future education is fulfilling preparation needed to meet those demands. This national study builds on the Texas ACF study conducted two years ago. Because of the high level of interest, an additional survey was conducted at the national level. All members of ACF had the opportunity to provide input on how their education has served them, their perception on preparedness of current graduates, assessment of the needs for future graduates, and the identification of the depth and breadth of Consulting Forestry now and in the near future. This session provides the results of that study and discussion on how its outcomes affect fulfilling the needs of this particular area of forestry professionals.

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Citation: Williams, P.S., M. Fountain, R. Darville. 2010. What ACF is telling us about education and opportunities in today's world. UENR Biennial Conference, Poster Session, Paper Number 5. http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cuenr/Sessions/Poster/5/.

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Mar 26th, 1:20 PM Mar 26th, 1:25 PM

What ACF is Telling Us about Education and Opportunities in Today’s World

Latham Ballroom A/B

What does the future hold for Consulting Foresters? Are we preparing our students for that future? This national study surveyed membership of ACF to address the issues of preparation to be a Consulting Forester, current perceived needs in education, and identification of future trends in the business of Consulting Forestry. Consulting Forestry's role in the profession is increasing. With that in mind, it is important to know what are the current demands on Consulting Foresters and if past and future education is fulfilling preparation needed to meet those demands. This national study builds on the Texas ACF study conducted two years ago. Because of the high level of interest, an additional survey was conducted at the national level. All members of ACF had the opportunity to provide input on how their education has served them, their perception on preparedness of current graduates, assessment of the needs for future graduates, and the identification of the depth and breadth of Consulting Forestry now and in the near future. This session provides the results of that study and discussion on how its outcomes affect fulfilling the needs of this particular area of forestry professionals.

http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cuenr/Sessions/Poster/5