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					College of Agriculture and
Life Sciences

   “Continuing A Steady, Upward Course…”
             Fall Conference Meeting
                  August 30, 2006
Welcome to a new semester at BYUI in
the CALS!

   Increase the quality of education.
     New Math!

   Serve more students
     Online Courses!

   Lower the costs.
Meeting Outline - Directions

   Welcome and Invocation
   Opening Remarks and outline of meeting
       Leadership Changes
       Introductions by Department Chairs                  Chairs
       CFS/Professional Development                 Jerry Scrivner
   Information/Business Matters

   Break
   The Scholarship of Learning and Teaching
   Discussion and Future Planning / University Resource Support
Continuing A Steady, Upward Course…
“BYU-Idaho’s Faculty Standard of Excellence”
From our 2005 Fall Conference…

1) Exemplify the highest L.D.S. standards by:
   Adhering to a high standard of personal integrity.
   Maintaining emotional and social balance.
   Sustaining the Church with their time and
    resources.
   Being worthy to hold a temple recommend.

                    “Integrity is the quality or
                    condition of being whole,
                      complete, unbroken,
                         and undivided.”
Continuing A Steady, Upward Course…
“BYU-Idaho’s Faculty Standard of Excellence”
2) Are truly professional in all their work by:
   Modeling what is first-rate in their discipline.
   Teaching and advising students effectively within
    the framework of the university’s mission statement.
   Carrying out committee, administrative, and other
    assignments conscientiously.
   Working synergistically as a team player with
    other faculty, staff, and administrators.
Continuing A Steady, Upward Course…
“BYU-Idaho’s Faculty Standard of Excellence”
3) Fully support BYU-Idaho by:
   Supporting the students, faculty, staff, and
    administration.
   Supporting its purposes and programs.
   Supporting its regulations and policies.
T4G (T$G)

   Kevin Anderson
   Benson 265
   Ext 2041
   T4G EMPLOYEE GIVING
       Bless a student
       Bless your department
       Bless the university
Satellite Career Advising Center



   Doug McBride
   Benson 208
   Ext 2438
   Student assistants from your
    discipline, Peer Advisors!
College Internship and Career Placement



    Steve Zollinger
    Benson 241
    Ext 3132
College Internship and Career Placement
College Internship and Career Placement

    Elder David Jorgensen
    Kimball 230E
    Ext 2290




                        Sister Sylvia Jorgensen
                        Kimball 230E
                        Ext 2290
Budget Matters…$$$$’s
       Calendar Year 2006
           Capital Equipment Purchases (8400)
           Supplies and Equipment Purchases (8300)
       Calendar Year 2007
           Requested $338K
           Status:
             Campus approved
             Board approved in DECEMBER
             Not appropriated (“Check is in the mail!”) until approved!
       Calendar Year 2005 Carry-Over!
           Allocated as in the past
                $100 per faculty
                Thomas E. Ricks Grant recipients supplemented.
                Additional requests from departments entertained for various needs with a pre-
                 determined maximum allowed.
       “CALS” Development Fund
           supplemental dollars for different opportunities. Endowment monies
            donated through LDS Foundation.
Classroom Space Usage Survey and Results
…Planning Instruments

   Fall 2006
       Chairs, Seat Limits, and
        Enrollment
   Winter 2007
       Chairs, Seat Limits, and
        Enrollment
Information Resource Opportunities…

   CALS Plasma Screen
       Benson Lobby
       Department Computer Lab Screen Savers.
   BYU Studies
       $10 subscription rate…
   PhD program in Instructional Design at
    ISU. Any interested?
The Future…
   A New Calendar 2007
       Nothing this fall will be the same in January.
       New Contracts - ????
       New Class Schedules - ????
       New Teaching Loads
           12 Credits Teaching
           Internship Coordinators – Sliding scale, but as overload.
       New CRF policy
       New “Periodic Leave” policy
   Expanding Our Health Services Programs
The Future…
   A New GE “Foundations”
       14 Religion
       6 Science                           Where do we fit?
       3 Citizenship           What innovative thinking can we do to fit?
       3 Writing                  Will you be part of the foundation?
       3 Quantitative
       3 Cultural Literature
       3 Family
       3 World Relations
       3 Critical Thinking
       Others related to: Art Appreciation; Physical Health; Career
        Planning
The Future…Now. Resource Help…
   Spaulding Jugganaikloo
   CTO Information Technology
   Kimball 170S
   Ext 1409




                       Joshua Holt
                       Training & Instructional Design Coordinator
                       MCK 321
                       Ext 1223
How are we doing?

    President Clark’s Message:
1.   Start each class with a prayer. Teach
     students correct process of prayer.
2.   Attend devotional in person.
3.   Dress appropriately for class.
4.   Do not take your cell phone into class or
     other meetings. Show respect for those in
     your class.
How are we doing?

   He’s a very enthusiastic man and cares a
    great deal for the students
   He explains things very well using the board
    and real life examples. He is qualified to
    teach this course.

   He is very knowledgeable and keeps up-to-
    date on the industry. He’s fun, yet very
    structured and easy to learn from
   One of the best instructors I have ever had.
    Seems to really care.
How are we doing?

   He is enthusiastic and helpful. He brings gospel
    insights into class.
   Very good at explain concepts and making class a
    good learning environment

   Requires a lot but pushes us always has a positive
    attitude.
   The instructor is very knowledgeable and willing to
    answer any questions students may have. It would
    be nice to have him approach students more
    frequently and ask if they have questions or make
    suggestions.
How are we doing?

   Teacher is exceptional in his teaching methods
    and has formed personal friendships with his
    students that add to the learning experience.
   Course is good and useful for everyone. Teacher
    is awesome and cares about students individually.

   Doesn’t seem to be too partial, open to other ideas
    besides his own.
   I appreciated his patience and respect for my
    weaknesses.
How are we doing?

   Instructor prepares well for lectures. He
    cares about his students and has a strong
    knowledge base of the material to be
    learned.
   I loved the jokes and PowerPoint
    presentations, excellent job.
   -his attitude created a learning environment
    that I thrived in. He’s a wonderful instructor.
    Went out of his way for each one of his
    students to succeed.
How are we doing?
   Awesome, always taught us everything we needed
    to know for exams and quizzes in class so we just
    had to read material and review instead of learning
    on our own. I learned a lot from her, I really enjoyed
    hearing her personal experiences as well, that
    helped me learn even more. Overall great class.

   She is very excited about what we are doing and is
    very good at explaining topics.
   She was very enthusiastic about all that she taught
    and she knew a lot about the subject.
   -amazing and taught me so much.
   She does a very good job on lectures, and
    examples. You can tell that she loves what she does.
How are we (you) doing?
Can we do better…
“The image of the Church will
 improve in direct proportion to
 the degree to which we mirror
   the Master in our lives. No
  media effort can do as much
 good, over the sweep of time,
   as can believing, behaving
  and serving members of the
           Church.”
    (President Gordon B. Hinckley)
How are we (you) doing?
Can we do better…

   “I speak of the need for a little more effort, a little more self-
    discipline, a little more consecrated effort in the direction of excellence
    in our lives….
   This is the great day of decision for each of us. For many it is the time
    of beginning something that will go on for as long as you live. I plead
    with you: don’t be a scrub!
   Rise to the high ground of spiritual, mental, and physical excellence.
    You can do it. You may not be a genius. You may be lacking in some
    skills.
   But so many of us can do better than we are now doing. We are
    members of this great Church whose influence is now felt over the
    world.
   We are people with a present and with a future. Don’t muff your
    opportunities. Be excellent.” (President Gordon B. Hinckley, Ensign, Sept 1999.)
Scholarship of Learning and Teaching

   Problem Based Learning (PBL)
   Collaborative Learning
   Case Study Learning
   Project Based Learning
   Learning & Teaching for Exponential Growth,
    A Three Person Problem Susan Peterson Gong.
Scholarship of Learning and Teaching
   Problem-based learning (PBL) is a pedagogical concept of
    "active learning" in tertiary education, but is currently being
    adapted for use in K-12 education. It was pioneered and used
    extensively at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
   The defining characteristics of PBL are:
   Learning is driven by challenging, open-ended problems.
   Students work in small collaborative groups.
   Teachers take on the role as "facilitators" of learning.
   Accordingly, students are encouraged to take responsibility for
    their group and organize and direct the learning process with
    support from a tutor or instructor.
   Advocates of PBL claim it can be used to enhance content
    knowledge and foster the development of communication,
    problem-solving, and self-directed learning skill.
Collaborative learning
   Collaborative learning is an umbrella term for a variety of
    approaches in education that involve joint intellectual effort by
    students or students and teachers.
   Groups of students work together in searching for understanding,
    meaning or solutions or in creating a product. The approach is
    closely related to cooperative learning, but is considered to be
    more radical because of its reliance on youth voice.
   Collaborative learning activities can include collaborative writing,
    group projects, and other activities.
   Collaborative learning has taken on many forms. One form is
    Collaborative Networked Learning for the self-directed adult
    learner. Another is Computer-supported collaborative learning
    (CSCL).
Case Study Learning
   A case study is a particular method of qualitative research. Rather than
    using large samples and following a rigid protocol to examine a limited
    number of variables, case study methods involve an in-depth,
    longitudinal examination of a single instance or event: a case.
   They provide a systematic way of looking at events, collecting data,
    analyzing information, and reporting the results. As a result the
    researcher may gain a sharpened understanding of why the instance
    happened as it did, and what might become important to look at more
    extensively in future research.
   Yin, … suggests, that case study should be defined as a research
    strategy, an empirical inquiry that investigates a phenomenon within its
    real-life context.
   Case study research means single- and multiple case studies, can
    include quantitative evidence, relies on multiple sources of evidence
    and benefits from the prior development of theoretical propositions.
   He notes that case studies should not be confused with qualitative
    research and points out that they can be based on any mix of
    quantitative and qualitative evidence (Yin 2002).
Project-based learning
   Project based learning is a constructivist pedagogy that intends to bring
    about deep learning by allowing learners to use an inquiry based
    approach to engage with issues and questions that are rich, real and
    relevant to their lives.
   Project based learning is designed to be used for complex issues that
    require students to investigate in order to understand. It is not useful to
    use PBL for easy to learn factual information. For example, students may
    be asked to monitor the water quality in a local river to learn about their
    local environment and environmental issues that affect it.
   It is an approach for classroom activity that emphasizes learning
    activities that are long-term, interdisciplinary and student-centered.
   This approach is generally less structured than traditional, teacher-led
    classroom activities; in a project-based class, students often must
    organize their own work and manage their own time. Within the project
    based learning framework students collaborate, working together to
    make sense of what is going on.
   Project-based instruction differs from inquiry-based activity by its
    emphasis on collaborative learning. Additionally, project-based
    instruction differs from traditional inquiry by its emphasis on students'
    own artifact construction to represent what is being learned.
Video Presentation
    The Goal
Characteristic of the Master Teacher

              John Walker
Concluding Thoughts
Continuing a Steady, Upward Course…
   Summer Graduation Luncheon
       Share personal insights from your association with
        President Hinckley: “It is humbling to hear the
        prophet pray for revelation in our board meetings.”
   How many of us “pray for revelation”?
Concluding Thoughts
Continuing a Steady, Upward Course…
     Comments yesterday of President Clark with
      respect to building Zion here at BYUI.
      “Whatsoever ye shall ask…it shall be given to you.”
     “Raising the personal bar of righteousness”
    1. Don’t Be Late For Class or a Meeting!

    2. Come Prepared To Class

            To Teach and
            To Be Taught
    3. Dress & Grooming
    All things are possible, based upon faith and work.
Concluding Thoughts
Continuing a Steady, Upward Course…
They the Builders of the Nation
They, the builders of the nation,
Blazing trails along the way;
Stepping stones for generations
Were their deeds of every day.

Building new and firm foundations,
Pushing on the wild frontier,
Forging onward, every onward,
Blessed, honored Pioneer!
Concluding Thoughts
Continuing a Steady, Upward Course…
As an ensign to the nation,
They unfurled the flag of truth,
Pillar, guide, and inspiration
To the hosts of waiting youth.

Honor, praise, and veneration
To the founders we revere!
List our song of adoration,
Blessed, honored, Pioneer!
The Isle of Man – Irish Sea

   Conister Rock – St. Mary’s Isle
   Douglas Bay
        Douglas is the Isle of Man capital
         with by far the highest population at
         over 25,000. It is the island hub for
         shipping, transport, shopping, and
         entertainment. It is also the home of
         the government and main finance
         sector.
   Sir William Hillary
        Royal National Lifeboat Institution
   Tower of Refuge
        Steam Packet – St. George
        Wrecked on reef
        22 crew members
        1830
Isle of Man
   The Isle of Man is located in the middle of the stormy Irish Sea. It
    has been throughout history a cultural crossroads of the British
    Isles.
   It was home to the Viking king Olaf the Black, who came raiding
    and pillaging down the Hebrides and Western coast of Scotland,
    leaving his sons behind to rule the conquered lands. (His black
    ship with furled sails, indicating harborage, is to be seen in the
    heraldic achievements of many Western Scottish chiefs.)
   Finally, no longer a premier warrior, he settled in the Isle of Man
    and eventually died there.
The Tower of Refuge
Living Prophets –
Towers of Refuge Today

 “The God of my rock, in him will I trust: he is
    my sheild, and the horn of my salvation,
      my high tower, and my refuge, my
   saviour, thou savest me from violence.” (2
                  Samual 22:3)
Living Towers of Refuge
   Proverbs 18: 10.
     10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower•: the righteous runneth into it, and
    is safe.

   D&C 97: 20.
    20 And he hath sworn by the power of his might to be her salvation and her
    high tower•.

   Proverbs 14: 26
        26 In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of
         refuge.

        27 The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.
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    9   10            11        12           13          14   15      14          15                     16-20 NYC Prep Trip P                 11       12            13        14          15      16       17

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    8       9                  10-14 NYC Expedition                       5           6           7          8           9     10      11          3                4-8 Phoenix Prep Trip P                      9

15      16            17        18           19          20   21      12              13-16 Bentonville Expedition             17      18      10       11            12        13          14      15       16

22              23-26 Boise Expedition                   27   28      19          20           21         22         23        24      25      17       18            19        20          21      22       23

29      30            31                                              26          27         28-December 1 San Antonio/Austin                  24       25            26        27          28      29       30
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14         15        16        17-19 CANCELLED Seattle        20       11              12-15 Boise Prep Trip                    16      17      11       12          13        14-16 Phoenix Expedition       17
                                       Prep Trip

21                 22-26 Mexico Prep Trip                     27       18       19          20         21-23 San Jose Expedition        24      18       19          20           21        22         23     24

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    8                       9-14 Mexico Expedition                         6       7           8             9       10         11      12          3       4           5           6          7          8       9

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22      23-25 SLC Prep Trip         24-27 NYC Prep Trip       28      20       21-23 Seattle Expedition              24         25      26      17       18                 19-22 Boise Expedition            23

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                                    2007 Schedule
                                        2007

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First Day of Class                                    Reading Day                  Pre-Semester Meetings


Holiday                                               Testing Day                  Graduation


Non-teaching Day                                Test Day/Evening Graduation

				
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