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Web URL(s):https://scisoc.confex.com/scisoc/2019am/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/122293
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Author(s):Gilstrap, David
Author Affiliation:Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Title:World of turf - An online phenomenon
Section:C05 turfgrass science
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Turfgrass pest management poster: Diseases, insects, weeds (includes student competition)
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Meeting Info.:San Antonio, Texas: November 10-13, 2019
Source:ASA, CSSA and SSSA International Annual Meetings. 2019, p. 122293.
# of Pages:1
Publishing Information:[Madison, Wisconsin]: [American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America]
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Education program profile; Educators; Michigan State University
Abstract/Contents:"Michigan State University is the pioneer-land-grant institution, yet most of its students have limited understandings of agriculture's role in society and the environment, and the importance of turf in particular. Students' attitudes toward such are enlightened when they take CSS 202 World of Turf, a two-credit elective for non-turf majors. The course is taught fall, spring, and summer semesters. Enrollment is restricted to undergraduate and two-year-certificate students. Approximately one-third of the course's students are business majors and one-sixth are communications majors. Launched in 2012, its annual enrollment has increased from less than 50 to around 3,800 students. It is the largest online course at the university and its fourth largest course overall. Surveys have shown that the course is the first agriculturally related offering taken by a vast majority of the students and most likely be the only one, as well. An average three-fourths of the students indicated that taking the course improved their opinions concerning agriculture, turf, golf courses, athletic fields, and lawn care companies, Furthermore, students overwhelmingly approved of the course's content and delivery, its functionality as an online course, its usefulness going forward, and they were glad they took it. As an incentive for summer-semester online-course development and delivery, the university forwards most of the tuition revenue to the instructor's department for each student who is not concurrently taking any on-campus courses. A small portion has covered the instructor's summer salary and course expenses, and the balance has provided most of the department's discretionary funds. With turf-student enrollments having been in a period of general decline, this long-time instructor has garnered new-found value within his department, college, and university."
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Gilstrap, D. 2019. World of turf - An online phenomenon. Agron. Abr. p. 122293.
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