Oral Presentations

A pdf version of the Oral Presentations schedule is available here.

A pdf file showing the Concurrent Sessions at a Glance is available here.

Wednesday, June 7, 2006

12:00 – 2:30 pmWelcoming Luncheon, First Nations Longhouse
Keynote Address
Transformational Thinking and Doing: Evolving a responsive learning environment in the UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems.
Dr. Moura Quayle, Deputy Minister, BC Ministry of Advanced Education
2:45 – 3:45 pmThe Learning Plenary I, FSC 1005
A Common Core for Connecting Across the Curriculum
A. Bomke, L. Richer, C. Rideout, A. Rojas, A. Riseman, D. Shackleton & B. Skura, The Faculty of Land & Food Systems, University of British Columbia
4:15 – 5:30 pmThe Learning Plenary II, FSC 1005
The University of British Columbia Food System Project: Building Sustainable and Secure Campus Food Systems
L. Richer & A. Rojas, Faculty of Land and Food Systems, University of British Columbia

Thursday, June 8, 2006

8:30 – 9:15 am Blue Ribbon Presentation, FSC 1005
Meditations from the Teaching Trenches.
Dr. Wayne Bawart, University of Illinois
CONCURRENT SESSION A
10:30 – 10:50 amFSC 1005
Enriching the Undergraduate Experience by Integrating Courses
M. S. Whittington, J. C. Ewing, J. Velez, D. Brown, J. Cano, Ohio State University
 FSC 1001
High School Counselor Perceptions of Agricultural Science
Dwayne Pavelock, D. Ullrich, L. Kilcrease and R. Hanagriff, Sam Houston State University, Texas
 FSC 1003
The Interdisciplinary Expansion of a Baccalaureate Environmental Science Program: Curriculum Development
K. Gallaher*, E. Miller, and J. Cooke, Abilene Christian University
 FSC 1220
Wine & Viticulture: A New Interdisciplinary Major
M. Shelton, M. Pedersen, P. Doub, and W.K. Patterson, College of Agriculture, Cal Poly State University
10:55 – 11:15 am FSC 1005
Making Connections across the Curriculum in the Changing Academic Culture of Agricultural Colleges
Larry Connor and Howard Ladewig, University of Florida
 FSC 1001
Providing Ready-to-Use Agricultural Teaching Materials to Science Teachers.
K. B. Kephart, Pennsylvania State University
 FSC 1003
Teaching Holistic Management
R. Rutherford and J. Phillips, California Polytechnic State University
 FSC 1220
“Designated” International Courses in Agriculture: An Analysis of our Experience
M. Navarro, and D. Duncan, University of Georgia
11:20 – 11:40 amFSC 1005
Connecting Across The Curriculum Via Critical ThinkingJ.A. Hattey, G.G. Wilber, and J.H. Ledford, Oklahoma State University
 FSC 1003
Perceived Leadership Development of College of Agriculture Alumni
John C. Ricketts, J. Allen, D. Duncan, J. Peake, University of Georgia
 FSC 1005
Connections across the Disciplines to Shape the Practice of Effective Leadership
D.R. Mulvaney and W.H Shaw, Auburn University, AL
 FSC 1220
Utilizing Electronic Laboratory Data Collection
Bonnie S. Walters, University of Wisconsin
11:45am – 12:05 pmFSC 1005
Designing a Course for Cross-Curricular Integration
J. Velez, D. Brown, J. Cano, J. Ewing, S. Whittington, Ohio State University
 FSC 1003
Working across Disciplines to Ensure Pedagogical and Technical Proficiency of Future Instructors of Agriculture
J. C. Ricketts, M. Navarro, D. Duncan, and J. Peake, University of Georgia
 FSC 1005
Internship Learning Plans: Involving Faculty from Multiple Disciplines
D. Brink, L. Moody and W. Schacht, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
 FSC 1220
An Online MS Degree Program for Secondary Agriculture Teachers
G. Miller and W. W. Miller, Iowa State University

Friday, June 9, 2006

10:20 – 10:40 amSpecial presentation, FSC 1005
U.S. Federal Grant Opportunities to Improve Classroom Teaching
P. Gregory Smith
National Education Program Leader, U.S. Department of Agriculture
CONCURRENT SESSION B
10:45 – 11:05 amFSC 1005
SoilWeb: A Tool for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Soil Science
M. Krzic, K. Wiseman, L. Dampier, and D. Gaumont-Guay,
University of British Columbia
 FSC 1001
Character and Ethics of Texas’ 4-H and FFA Youth
S. Kelley and M. Beverly, Sam Houston State University, Texas
 FSC 1003
Assessing Writing Skills across the Curriculum
Kelli M. Rice and Joanna Cockerline, Ontario Agricultural College, University of Guelph
 FSC 1220
Assessing Student Learning through Student Learning Assessments
James R. Vilkitis and Christopher Robinson, Cal Poly, SLO, CA
11:10 – 11:30 am FSC 1005
Do They Hear Me?
Elizabeth Wilson, North Carolina State University
 FSC 1001 (continues to 11:55)
Development, Implementation and Assessment of an Experimental Economics Active Learning Classroom Module
F. D. Mills, Jr. and T. Coburn, Abilene Christian University
 FSC 1003
Transformative Sustainability Learning: A United Pedagogy of Head, Hands and Heart in the Classroom, Fields and Home
Y. Sipos Randor, Faculty of Land and Food Systems, University of British Columbia
 FSC 1220
Character Development from A Life Skills Class
Paula M. Teig, Iowa State University
11:35 – 11:55 amFSC 1005
Questioning Strategies for Engaging Students
J. C. Ewing, M. S. Whittington, D. Brown, J. Velez, J. Cano, Ohio State University
 FSC 1003
Relationship of Student Teachers’ Knowledge and Teaching Comfort Levels with Agricultural Science and Technology Objectives
T. Pannkuk, Sam Houston State University, G. Wingenbach, S. Degenhart, J. White, and J. Smith Texas A&M University
 FSC 1220
Using a Personal SWOT Analysis to Facilitate Student Reflection
Tim Buttles, University of Wisconsin
CONCURRENT SESSION C
1:15 – 1:35 pmFSC 1005
There’s a Heifer in Your Tank: Engaging Introductory Students in Collaborative Project-Based Study.
F. E. Robinson and B. Wuetherick, University of Alberta
 FSC 1001 Developing an International Agriculture Course: Steps to Success
Chris Morgan, Oklahoma State University
 FSC 1003
Student Perceptions of the Mental Abilities of Domestic Animals
B. E. Brokaw1, and S. L. Davis21Abilene Christian University, 2Oregon State University
 FSC 1220
Modern Labor Economics for Students in Agriculture
M. Oldfather, B. Schurle, Kansas State University
1:40 – 2:00 pm FSC 1005
Development of an Innovative Sustainable Agriculture Curriculum
M. Mullen, M. Williams, V. Bhavsar, L. Grabau, and M. Keating, University of Kentucky
 FSC 1001
Jumpstart Your International Experience with “Farmer-To-Farmer”
Ricky M. Bates, The Pennsylvania State University
 FSC 1005
Perceptions, Utilization, and Training of Graduate Student Teaching Assistants in Introductory Soil Science Courses.
Greg D. Pillar1, K. Karnok1, and S.J. Thien2
1Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, University of Georgia 2Department of Agronomy, Kansas State University
 FSC 1220
Public Awareness and Information Needs Regarding Ontario Agriculture
Roslynn Brain1 and James P. Mahone2
1Dept. of Agricultural Education & Communication, University of Florida, 2School of Environmental Design & Rural Development, University of Guelph
2:05 – 2:25 pmFSC 1005
Science with Practice: Assessment of Learning in a Planned Work Experience
C. Steiner, M. S. Retallick, Iowa State University
 FSC 1001
Sustainable Development and Future of Higher Agricultural Education: Perspective from Iran
Amir Hossein Alibeigi, College of Agriculture, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran
 FSC 1003
Relating Freshman Perceptions to Their Academic Performance
K.R. Hickman, and T.A. Boyer, Oklahoma State University
 FSC 1220
Attitudes and Stages of Concern About an Agricultural Literacy Curriculum
K. A. Bellah1, and J. E. Dyer2
1Tarleton State University, 2University of Florida
2:30 – 2:50 pmFSC 1005
Blending Agricultural Heritage and Digital Technologies: An Interdisciplinary Research-based Approach to Enhance Learning
Dale Layfield1, P. Chandler2, K. Hall1 and B. Speziale
11Clemson University, 2Florence School District 3
 FSC 1001
A Model for Developing Future Farmers of Iran: “A Lease and Learn Approach”
Kiumars Zarafshani, Razi University, College of Agriculture, Kermanshah, Iran
 FSC 1003
Using Performance Objectives of a Nationally Recognized Certification Exam to Evaluate College Teaching Standards
T. B. Wilson, The University of Arizona
 FSC 1220
Experienced Based Learning in Landscape Design and Contracting
Zachary S. Johnson, Colorado State University
2:55 – 3:15 pmFSC 1001
High School Students’ Perceptions of a College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
S. Fritz, D. Husmann, D. Reese, R. Stowell, and L. Powell, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
 FSC 1003
What Did They Do? A Follow-up Study on Freshman Attitudes Regarding Changing Majors
Lynn Hamilton, Cal Poly Agribusiness Department