Event Title

Supporting Fisheries Undergraduate Education with Realistic Laboratory Exercises and Research Experience

Location

Natural Resources Room 109

Event Website

http://uenr.warnercnr.colostate.edu

Start Date

3-24-2012 2:45 PM

End Date

3-24-2012 3:00 PM

Description

The financial support U.S. institutions of higher education receive from non-tuition sources for undergraduate programs has been declining, and therefore, many institutions have sought to streamline their programs to reduce expenses while simultaneously raising tuition. One aspect of undergraduate programs often targeted for reduction is the inclusion of various “hands-on” exercises that provide students with practical experience. This, trend, when combined with the traits of the typical “millennial generation” student, raises the possibility that current and future student cohorts will lack practical experience in core areas. We argue that despite the ongoing reductions of funding and support, it is both possible and beneficial to provide undergraduates with the hands-on experiences, experiential learning, and exposure to research and management topics that enrich their education and better prepare them for entry-level positions or graduate school. We describe a multi-tiered approach for doing so, and include examples from successful programs at two institutions.

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Citation: Myrick, CA, Underwood, ZE, Kinzli, KD. 2012. Supporting Fisheries Undergraduate Education with Realistic Laboratory Exercises and Research Experience. UENR 9th Biennial Conference. http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cuenr/9thBiennial/Sessions/57/

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Mar 24th, 2:45 PM Mar 24th, 3:00 PM

Supporting Fisheries Undergraduate Education with Realistic Laboratory Exercises and Research Experience

Natural Resources Room 109

The financial support U.S. institutions of higher education receive from non-tuition sources for undergraduate programs has been declining, and therefore, many institutions have sought to streamline their programs to reduce expenses while simultaneously raising tuition. One aspect of undergraduate programs often targeted for reduction is the inclusion of various “hands-on” exercises that provide students with practical experience. This, trend, when combined with the traits of the typical “millennial generation” student, raises the possibility that current and future student cohorts will lack practical experience in core areas. We argue that despite the ongoing reductions of funding and support, it is both possible and beneficial to provide undergraduates with the hands-on experiences, experiential learning, and exposure to research and management topics that enrich their education and better prepare them for entry-level positions or graduate school. We describe a multi-tiered approach for doing so, and include examples from successful programs at two institutions.

https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cuenr/9thBiennial/Sessions/57