The Agriculture faculty identified a set of program outcomes, which have been validated by various groups. These outcomes were finalized in the spring of 1997, and they are being integrated into program outcomes for each of the Agriculture Program. Ultimately each course will address two or more of these outcomes, with the specific outcomes and how they are to be measured identified in the course syllabus. The program outcomes are:
- Communication Outcomes: The student should be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with other professionals in business, industry and government.
- Technical Competencies: The student should understand the basic theories, principles, technology and technical information appropriate to their field of agriculture and how these influence production and marketing.
- Thinking Outcomes:
- The student should be able to select, collect and analyze agricultural data, interpret the results, and apply the information to problem solving.
- The student should be able to analyze situations, weigh and prioritize data, apply appropriate technology, and solve problems in an agricultural context.
- Human Interactions Outcomes: The student should show leadership and appropriate social interaction skills in business and agricultural environments.
- Valuing Outcomes: The student should be able to consider domestic and international agricultural issues in the context of a) individual values and b) widely divergent socio/political settings reflecting historic and current global and environmental circumstances.