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New Course Proposal
FOR 526 FOREST CARBON MEASUREMENTS AND ANALYSIS

Status: Canceled (Previous Version)

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1. Review - College Approver - Forestry

Approved by Randall Rosenberger Assoc Dean-Undergrad Studies / College of Forestry Adm, August 29, 2016 6:35am

2. Review - Curriculum Coordinator

Approved by Cheryl Hagey Administrative Program Assist / Acad Progms & Assessment, August 29, 2016 9:43am

Comments

Cheryl Hagey (Curriculum Coordinator) August 29, 2016 9:43am
SUMMARY: This NEW proposal seeks to add a new course to the College of Forestry and Ecampus.

Effective Term was changed from Summer 2016 to Winter 2017 with the approval of the Originator.

CIP 030599 has been added to the proposal.

APAA contacted Originator. Syllabus had old DAS statement. Corrected Copy was sent to me and I uploaded into the Proposal.

Banner was checked for this course number (526) to confirm the course number has not been used in the last 6 years. (8/29/2016 8:48 AM).

All Components are met per the Faculty Senate Curriculum Council guidelines.

3. Review - Graduate Committee - Forestry

Sent Back by Lisa Ganio Department Head / Statistics (Science), September 28, 2016 10:32am

Comments

Lisa Ganio (Graduate Committee - Forestry) September 28, 2016 10:32am
1. There are conflicting sets of information about perquisite courses in the syllabus compared to what is represented in the Curriculum proposal system. The CPS shows no enforced prerequisites. The syllabus lists FOR321 or ST511 (both on-campus courses only) as prerequisites.
a. Please either change the syllabus to show unenforced prereq’s or change what is in the CPS.
b. Prereq’s (enforced or not) should not reference onsite courses since those courses are not available to all online students. I suggest referencing ST516 which is only taught online.
2. The course assumes that students have functional and useable knowledge of statistical programming software (see “Measureable Student Learning Outcomes”). I suggest the syllabus point students toward resources for learning the software since there is no course to reference for this requirement. The catalog description should also make this clear.
3. The descriptions of required assignments are not clear. In the Course Credits description, there is mention of only 6 assignments but under “Measureable Student Learning Outcomes” an exam, a quiz and an indeterminate number of lab problems are mentioned; under “Evaluation of Student Performance” the syllabus states grades are based on six assignments, a midterm, and a project and the weekly list of topics identified 6 lab assignments, a midterm and a final project. The various descriptions should be coordinated to reference the same assignments.
4. It is not clear how the content of the assignments will support the measureable student learning outcomes. The content of assignments (Labs) and the project should be explained so it is clear that the assignments will allow students to demonstrate the learning outcomes.
5. Instructors and TAs names are listed on the syllabus and it is identified as for Summer 2016. The syllabus should be revised to apply generally.

Proposal

Proposal ID: 97452
Type: New Course
Effective Term: Spring 2017
Justification:
This new Ecampus course will be a useful addition to the Master of Natural Resources program.
Comments: None

History

Active Version - Not yet submitted
Version 1 - Submitted August 23, 2016 2:18pm

Originators

Name Title Department/School
Julie Barlow Administrative Program Assist College of Forestry Adm

Contacts

Name Title Department/School
Temesgen Hailemariam Associate Professor Forest Eng/Resourcs/Mgmt

Liaisons

Liaison Status Required
Alfonso Bradoch - Dir-Dept & Studen Svcs / Extended Campus
Expired Yes
Troy Hall - Department Head / Forest Ecosyst & Society
Expired Yes
Terina Mc Lachlain - Mgr-Nat Res Prog/Advisor-Acad / Forest Ecosyst & Society
The undergraduate Natural Resources Program supports this proposal.
(Responded on Mar 21, 2016)
Responded Yes
Claire Montgomery - Department Head / Forest Eng/Resourcs/Mgmt
Expired Yes
Shannon Riggs - Director / Extended Campus
No objections. Informational note: To propose the course for development funding and delivery via Ecampus, please submit a proposal at least two terms in advance at https://secure.oregonstate.edu/ecampus/proposals/
(Responded on Mar 23, 2016)
Responded Yes
Randall Rosenberger - Assoc Dean-Undergrad Studies / College of Forestry Adm
Support
(Responded on Mar 22, 2016)
Responded No

Course Information

Designator/Course #: FOR 526 
CIP Code: 030599
Title:
FOREST CARBON MEASUREMENTS AND ANALYSIS  
College/Department or College/School:
College of Forestry / Forest Engineering, Resources and Management 

Credits:
Max Credits to Graduation: 4   

Short Title: FOREST CARBON MSRMNTS & ANALYS  
Grading Mode: A-F (includes I, W, R, S/U) 
Courses Taught Schedule:
First offering will be Summer 2016 (if approved in time). After that the class will be offered every other Winter term in even numbered years.

Schedule Types: Streaming Media; WWW 
Campus Location: Ecampus 

Description:
Theoretical and practical aspects of methods used to quantify and analyze forest carbon, with major emphasis on statistical sampling and estimation. Includes equal and unequal probability sampling techniques, uncertainty in measuring and estimating forest carbon.

Course Relationships

Designator Title Minimum Grade/Score
Enforced Prerequisites
None
Unenforced Requisites
FOR 321, ST 511 or equivalent courses - a familiarity with the precepts and vernacular of probability sampling or statistics is presumed.
Corequisites
None
Equivalent Courses
None
Slash Courses
None
Crosslisted Courses
None

Documents

File Name File Size Comment Date Added
FOR 526_Syllabus-3.docx 69.59 Kb Sep 28, 2016 10:32 am
FOR 526_Syllabus-4.docx 57.51 Kb DAS statement was old. APAA contacted Originator for updated version. Cheryl Sep 28, 2016 10:32 am
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