Viewing: FOR 514 : Woodland Stewardship

Last approved: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 09:01:47 GMT

Last edit: Mon, 29 Oct 2018 14:01:56 GMT

Changes proposed by: hazeld

Formerly Known As: FOR 620


Catalog Pages referencing this course
Change Type
Major
FOR (Forestry)
514
032334
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
No
Woodland Stewardship
Woodland Stewardship
College of Natural Resources
Forestry (15FOR)
03.0501
Forestry, General.
Term Offering
Fall Only
Offered Every Year
Fall 2019
Previously taught as Special Topics?
Yes
4
 
Course Prefix/NumberSemester/Term OfferedEnrollment
FOR/610-601Fall 20151
FOR/610-601Fall 20168
FOR/620-601Fall 20178
FOR/620-601Fall 20188
Course Delivery
Distance Education (DELTA)
Online (Internet)

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


If your course includes any of the following competencies, check all that apply.
University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Dennis Hazel
Associate professor
Graduate Faculty

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Delivery FormatPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
LEC1010NoCourse will be delivered through Moodle and Collaborate


Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
An introduction and overview of non-industrial private forestry in the Southeast United States with emphasis on active forest management. Topics include history of human impact on forests, evolution of forest, forestry practices, timber and non timber management objectives, financial aspects of forest land management, and management planning. One required all day field trip.

Course Number - We now prefer to have the course graded instead of credit/no credit.  We also now teach the course completely asynchronous, thus credit for "class discussion" is no longer appropriate.  We have substituted quizzes for grade credit.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
GEP Categories

Humanities Open when gep_category = HUM
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Natural Sciences Open when gep_category = NATSCI
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Social Sciences Open when gep_category = SOCSCI
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Interdisciplinary Perspectives Open when gep_category = INTERDISC
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Health and Exercise Studies Open when gep_category = HES
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Global Knowledge Open when gep_category = GLOBAL
Each course in the Global Knowledge category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve objective #1 plus at least one of objectives 2, 3, and 4:
 
 

 
 

 
Please complete at least 1 of the following student objectives.
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

US Diversity Open when gep_category = USDIV
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Please complete at least 2 of the following student objectives.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Requisites and Scheduling
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 

 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 

 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 

 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 

Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 

 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 

 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 

College(s)Contact NameStatement Summary
College of DesignEugene BresslerPer your request I reviewed the syllabus for FOR 620, Woodland Stewardship. It in no way conflicts or duplicates material that is covered in any of our landscape architecture courses. I, therefore, support your efforts to implement this course.
This course will be taught as part of current work load. No additional resources are being requested

This course will build student knowledge in forest management in the context of private landownership. 


Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course students will be able to ...



  • explain the impact society has had in shaping our forest from presettlement through today

  • explain the four basic attitudinal profiles and categories of engagement that are representative of non-industrial private forest landowners in the United States

  • explain the purpose of silviculture and the basic siviculture systems

  • explain how forest management can enhance wildlife habitat

  • describe current and emerging markets for forest based products and their relative economic value to landowners

  • define basic mensuration terms and demonstrate use of basic mensuration equipment

  • list the major forest certification programs and explain the major differences

  • describe the major pest and the impact they have on forestry

  • explain the importance of fire in forest ecosystems and what resources are available to conduct prescribed fires

  • outline the procedures for selling timber and explain the benefits of using a professional forest in selling timber

  • outline the basic components of a management plan

  • list common incentives used to promote forestry

  • describe expected societal and environmental trends that will impact forestry


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Written Assignment40The course has 10 assignments that are worth 4 points each. All assignments must be completed in order to pass the course.
Midterm25Exam will cover the materials through the first half of the lectures.This course requires proctored exams facilitated through DELTA Testing Services. A proctor is an impartial third party who verifies the identity of the student and ensures the academic integrity of an exam.
Quizzes10There will be three quizzes. All quizzes must be completed in order to pass the course.
Final Exam25The final exam is cumulative.This course requires proctored exams facilitated through DELTA Testing Services. A proctor is an impartial third party who verifies the identity of the student and ensures the academic integrity of an exam.
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
See Syllabus45Lecture/Field Trip/ Reading/ Discussion
mlnosbis 10/10/2018: Note that I removed the comments from 2016 from the last action.
1) Grading method must be letter grade only. 500-level cannot be S/U.
2) There is another instructor listed on the syllabus but not mentioned in CIM. What is the relationship between the 2 instructors? Who is teaching the course?

cohen (10/18/2018):
1. In the syllabus under the Attendance and Absences policy, please delete references to Unsatisfactory/U. The course is letter graded and so failure to attend the field trip will result in an F. I do wonder what happens if the student has an emergency and cannot attend the field trip. Will the student be allowed to drop the course?
2. On the syllabus, there should be a note that students are responsible for reviewing relevant policies, rules and regulations. See https://grad.ncsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/grad-syllabus-checklist.pdf.

ABGS Reviewer Comments 10/29/2018:
-The objectives seem very lower level for a graduate course, but looks like the college is OK with that, therefore so am I.
hazeld (Mon, 22 Oct 2018 17:11:36 GMT): To address comment 1 the following was accomplished Removed the references to Unsatisfactory/U in the attendance and absence policies. Included the following details in the syllabus on the penalty for missing the field trip as an unexcused absence and added a statement on making ups the field trip with comparable work if the student has an excused absence. Attendance Policy For complete attendance and excused absence policies, please see http://policies.ncsu.edu/regulation/reg-02-20-03. Absences that are not excused according to the university's excused absence policy (http://policies.ncsu.edu/regulation/reg-02-20-03) will be considered unexcused and will negatively affect students' grades. Per University regulations, excused absences must fall into one of two categories: sanctioned anticipated situations and documented emergency situations. Anticipated situations (e.g., participation in official University functions, court attendance, religious observances, or military duty) must be submitted in writing at the beginning of the semester or one week prior to the anticipated absence. Emergency absences (e.g., student illness, injury or death of immediate family member, must be documented by the Student Organization Resource Center 515-3323) within one week following the emergency. Attendance is required of one (1) field trip. Failure to attend the field trip without an excused absence will result in an F for the overall course grade. Students with an excused absence will be provided comparable work to ensure they have an opportunity to make up what was missed on the field trip. A full description of the NCSU Attendance Policy may be found at http://policies.ncsu.edu/regulation/reg-02-20-03. Absences Policy Full participation in the course is expected of all students. Absences that are not excused according to the university's excused absence policy (http://policies.ncsu.edu/regulation/reg-02-20-03) will be considered unexcused and will negatively affect students' grades. Per University regulations, excused absences must fall into one of two categories: sanctioned anticipated situations and documented emergency situations. Anticipated situations (e.g., participation in official University functions, court attendance, religious observances, or military duty) must be submitted in writing at the beginning of the semester or one week prior to the anticipated absence. Emergency absences (e.g., student illness, injury or death of immediate family member, must be documented by the Student Organization Resource Center 515-3323) within one week following the emergency. Instructors may use reasonable academic penalties commensurate with the importance of the work missed because of unexcused absences.” - NCSU REG 02.20.3 Failure to attend the field trip without an excused absence will result in an F for the overall course grade. A full description of the NCSU Attendance Policy may be found at http://policies.ncsu.edu/regulation/reg-02-20-03 Makeup Work Policy Students with an excused absence will be provided comparable work to ensure they have an opportunity to make up what was missed on the field trip. Under Course Policies the following statement has been added to address comment 2. "Students are responsible for reviewing the Policies, Regulations and Rules (PRRs) which pertain to their course rights and responsibilities. These include: http://policies.ncsu.edu/policy/pol-04-25-05 (Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Policy Statement), http://oied.ncsu.edu/oied/policies.php (Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity), http://policies.ncsu.edu/policy/pol-11- 35-01 (Code of Student Conduct), and http://policies.ncsu.edu/regulation/reg-02-50-03 (Grades and Grade Point Average)." The revised syllabus was uploaded.
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