College: Agriculture and Life Sciences
Department: Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications
REPORT ON CERTIFICATION OF W COURSE: AGSC 302
We recommend that AGSC 302 Teaching School-Based Agricultural Education & Clinical Professional Experience be certified as a writing (W) course for four academic years (1/19 to 1/23). We have reviewed a representative syllabus and have determined that the course meets or exceeds the following criteria: (1) 50% of the final grade is based on writing quality; (2) the total number of words is 5000; (3) the instructor to student ratio is 1:18; and (4) the assigned writing is appropriate to the major.
AGSC 302 is a four-credit course that uses at least one graduate assistant. Students write a resume (related to the course content), 3 philosophy statements (education; teaching & learning; and management); a lesson plan, a student handbook, and a clinical experiences portfolio (narratives of and reflections on observations). Formative feedback is given on the three statements and the handbook. Students submit drafts and receive written instructor feedback. Instruction includes the review and discussion of samples.