Agricultural Leadership Education & Communications (ALEC)
Designed for individuals interested in developing and/or improving program planning skills.
Description: Theoretical and applied considerations for identifying content, design, implementation, and evaluation of educational programs that vary in length from several hours to several months.
Prerequisites: ALEC 801 or equivalent
Description: Leadership capacity in individuals and organizations. Impact of leadership on organizational outcomes and means for diagnosing leadership developmental needs. Assessing, creating and implementing a comprehensive leadership development program for an organization or community.
Description: Learn communication theory, concepts, and research processes as they apply to important agricultural and environmental sciences issues. Develop effective strategies and tactics that draw on the theoretical frameworks and methodologies that are most central to the communication process for agricultural and environmental sciences communication professionals and researchers.
Description: Problems in instructional planning and methodology and in organizing secondary and continuing education, FFA, and agriculture experience programs.
Description: Contemporary and innovative teaching strategies, emphasizing learner-centered instruction, suitable to teaching in college and postsecondary institutions, outreach programs public schools, and other settings. Students participate in active learning as they apply learning theory in practice, prepare and demonstrate teaching methods, and plan for instruction in discipline areas of their choice.
Description: Knowledge and theoretical basis for practicing supervisors in a changing workplace where supervisors have increasing responsibilities due to the flattening or organizational structures, solving supervisory challenges in organizing and planning, problem solving and decision making, performance appraisal and leading a diverse workforce.
Student demonstrations and presentations are required.
Description: Planning, conducting and administering the instructional programs related to experientially based education in school laboratory settings.
Description: A change agent influences innovative decisions in a direction deemed desirable by a business, agency, or organization. Overview of key characteristics of change agents as well as processes by which they influence the introduction, adoption, and diffusion of technological changes in society. Prepares those who are responsible for bringing about change in their community and within the Extension system.
Prerequisites: Junior standing.
Offered on the World Wide Web (WWW) fall semester of odd-numbered years and in the classroom fall semester of even numbered-years.
Description: Major leaders in conservation and ecology that emphasizes agricultural and cultural issues and relationships with the environment.
Description: Covering a broad range of topic areas in the field of adult education. Expand understanding of multiple adult learning theories. Connecting theory to practice for those who are responsible for designing and implementing adult education programs for community organizations, leadership organization, and Extension. Focus on how to conduct research in the area of adult education.
Description: Practical applications in developing and evaluating multimedia resources for students. Surveys new applications, creates and develops various instructional materials, and reviews current practice against relevant theory. Use current software packages to develop materials for various audiences.
This course is intended for agricultural education teachers and educators.
Description: To discover and process, through applied assignments, the fundamental concepts and procedures necessary to effectively plan, manage and market a secondary program of agricultural education.
This course is intended for skilled and technical education teachers and educators.
Description: To discover and process, through applied assignments, the fundamental concepts and procedure necessary to effectively plan, manage and market a secondary program of skilled and technical science.
Description: Leadership theory in an applied context. Leadership analyzed through a variety of genres: autobiography, drama, fiction, tracts and treaties, speeches.
Description: Management strategies for a variety of distance education situations. Planning, organization, motivation, and control provide a framework for analyzing distance education in formal and non-formal, large and small, private and public, and established and emerging organizations.
Description: A foundational knowledge of community engagement. This will include understanding a community's readiness to change; strategies to engage community's members and strategies to determine goals and indicators to achieve change. Participants will review and critique various community engagement and readiness processes, gaining an understanding of approaches advantages and limitations. Through case studies, experiential learning and discussions, participants will develop a skillset for community engagement processes that lead to long term change.
Create a thoroughly researched campaign plan and presentation that can be added to a professional portfolio.
Description: Apply skills in communications, public relations, and journalism to plan a strategic communications campaign. Examine principles and practice of marketing and communications applied to agricultural, science, or environmental issues.
Description: Designing new instructional programs, expanding the impact of student behavioral objectives, and evaluating the total instructional program.
Description: Scope and structure of career and technical education within the educational system. Teacher's role and responsibilities in dealing with legislative mandates in planning, management, and evaluation of a local program.
ALEC 833 recommended
Description: Builds upon program development in extension programming and provides a basic overview of program evaluation principles and methods. Applies program evaluation principles in extension education.
Prerequisites: Junior standing
Description: Leadership in theories, research, and practices in public organizations and natural resource agencies.
Description: Introduction to practical aspects of developing and facilitating distance education courses. Create and facilitate interaction, assessments, course delivery, assignments, course etiquette and ADA compliance. Develop a distance course module grounded in distance education theory and instructional design principles.
Description: Steps in preparing a research proposal, including statement of the research question, review of relevant literature, and determination of an appropriate research design and methodology. Research methodology, including both quantitative and qualitative procedures.
Prerequisites: At least Junior standing is required for ALEC 455.
Description: Explore foundational knowledge of team and group dynamics theory and its relationship to the practice of leadership in organizations and communities. Development of leadership, followership, and teamwork skills in small groups and teams. Focus on team and group decision making, problem solving, and creativity, peer assessment, and evaluation using real-world situations and contexts. Critically apply team and group dynamic theories and research to leadership in organizations and communities.
Description: Leadership theories and their applications to human diversity in organizations and communities.
Description: Classic and contemporary motivation theories applied to leadership in organizations and communities.
Description: Organizational influence processes, power, and politics in organizations and communities.
Description: Work, singly or in groups, on practical educational problems, done under the supervision of staff with assistance of selected educational consultants.
Prerequisites: Admitted to ALEC graduate program or permission.
Description: Plan and prepare successful professional trajectories post graduate degree in Leadership Education and Leadership Studies.
Description: Group study of technology in agricultural occupations. Workshops, special meetings, and assignments.
Description: Projects to research, literature review, or extension of course work.
Description: Readings, in-depth discussions and analysis of current theory, issues and problems, research and practice in leadership education and/or communication. Offered to address emerging topics not covered in other courses.
Prerequisites: Admission to masters degree program and permission of major adviser
Prerequisites: ALEC 801, 18 hours graduate credit, or permission
Description: Skills in leading change in the 21st Century in rural communities and organizations. Strategies for planning, organizing, and institutionalizing change. Develop a change plan for a community or organization.
Description: Preparation of agriscience teachers to supervise and mentor student teachers, evaluate/coach performance, and instructional delivery.
Description: Ideas, theories, and practices on recent and emerging leadership research themes.
Prerequisites: ALEC 805 or permission
Description: Work with a faculty mentor in a discipline of choice and an instructional supervisor to prepare instruction and teach students in a postsecondary setting. Practicum students are assisted in arranging for the practicum and are provided consultation and feedback during the practicum. Lesson planning and reflective papers are part of the practicum experience.
ALEC 806 recommended
Description: Major theoretical concepts and research finding of distance education, as broadly conceived. Emphasis on analyzing and deconstruction of major ideas influencing distance education in formal and non-formal settings.
ALEC 801 recommended
Description: Issues of leading people in the global marketplace. Focus on understanding the impact of cultural differences, comparing and contrasting domestic and multinational leadership challenges, and review of current multinational leadership.
Description: Personality type and its implications for personal, team, and organizational leadership effectiveness.
Description: Outcome-based scholarly activity approved in consultation with doctoral advisor. While working on either an individualized or small group basis, develop, execute, and report one or more projects addressing the interaction between research and practice in the field of leadership.
Description: Research in selected problems in leadership education.
Prerequisites: Admission to doctoral degree program and permission of supervisory committee chair