Viewing: HS 533 / HS 433 : Public Garden Administration

Last approved: Tue, 22 Jan 2019 13:38:42 GMT

Last edit: Tue, 22 Jan 2019 13:38:38 GMT

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Change Type
Major
HS (Horticulture Science)
533
032206
Dual-Level Course
Yes
433
Cross-listed Course
No
Public Garden Administration
Public Garden Admin
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Horticultural Science (11HS)
01.1103
Horticultural Science.
Term Offering
Fall Only
Offered Alternate Even Years
Spring 2019
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3.0
Course Attribute(s)


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University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Julia Kornegay
Professor
Graduate Faculty

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture2020Nonone
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote


Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
This course addresses the practices, programs, and professional skills that are critical to the successful management of public gardens. The aim of the course is to better prepare graduate students and upper-level undergraduates for potential careers in public garden administration. Topics will include a brief history, impact, and current trends of public gardens in the United States; plant collections; managing staff, volunteers, and boards, and the visiting public; finances and fund raising; educational programming; visitor services; and careers in public gardens. Two Saturday off-campus field trips are required.

Many undergraduate students would like to take this class and were having a hard time finding the course when it was listed as a graduate course.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
No
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Requisites and Scheduling
 
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Additional Information
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Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 

 
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no new resources needed

To better prepare graduate students and upper-level undergraduates for potential careers in public gardens.


Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the students will be able to:



  1. Define and describe the field of public garden administration in nonprofit and university institutions

  2. Describe the importance of public gardens in civil society and in the global environment

  3. Recognize and describe the specific components of a successful public garden

  4. Explain the benefits and challenges of assembling and working with a multidisciplinary team of staff, volunteers, and board of trustees

  5. Review and summarize peer review research-based publications in the areas of public garden management (graduate students only).


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Discussion25%Each undergraduate student will be called on to lead 1 discussion session, and each graduate student will lead 4-5 discussion sessions, during the semester on the required readings for each lecture, as well as contribute to the overall class. A student will be asked to be prepared to start the discussion for each article. This student will be evaluated on their preparedness including displaying a complete understanding of the article and having 2-3 discussion prompts prepared. Failure on the part of the discussion leader to demonstrate a complete understanding of the article and having discussion prompts prepared will result in a 50% reduction in this graded component. The rest of the students are expected to contribute by responding to the discussion prompts in a substantial manner than furthers discussion and analysis. Failure on the part of students participating in the discussion to demonstrate an understanding of the topic and to provide substantiated responses to discussion prompts will reduce this graded component by 5%. About 15 minutes of each class is set aside for these discussions.
Exam45%Each of the three exams are 15% of the final grade
Written Assignment30%Each student will complete a case study of a selected public garden. The case study will include a description of the institution and its organizational structure, plant collections, major programs, and operational budget. Each case study will also include an in-depth analysis of one or more aspects of the institution's operations (for example: fund raising, educational programs, volunteer management), with critiques and recommendations on how to improve those functions. Each student will turn in a written report and give a PowerPoint presentation of their findings to the class.
mlnosbis 11/13/2018:
1) I see the additional learning outcome for graduate students, but how will that be assessed? The grading methods are the same for undergraduate and graduate. RESPONSE: Yes the grading methods are the same for undergraduate and graduate students. The article difficulty is different. The undergrads get popular press articles the graduate students get peer reviewed articles.

cohen (11/14/2018):
1. The course is a 500-level course and cannot be taken for credit only. See Section B of:
https://grad.ncsu.edu/students/rules-and-regulations/handbook/3-17-grades/
Please note that on the syllabus. DONE
2. There are problems in the grading scale on the syllabus. For example, the first inequality in:
97 ≥ A+ ≤ 100
should be a "less than or equal to" symbol, not a "greater than or equal to" symbol. DONE
3. On the syllabus there needs to be a statement concerning the responsibility of students for reviewing the relevant policies, rules and regulations. See #14 on:
https://grad.ncsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/grad-syllabus-checklist.pdf DONE
4. According to the material in CIM, there is an additional writing assignment for graduate students outlined in the syllabus. I did not see that on the syllabus other than the mention of the assignment in the fifth learning outcome (in CIM and on the syllabus). RESPONSE: This was an old statement in CIM. I should have corrected it when I revised the CIM record. The syllabus is correct

ABGS Reviewer Comments 12/3/2018:
-No concerns
kiallen (Tue, 23 Oct 2018 19:11:16 GMT): Rollback: Course can be a maximum of 16 weeks.
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