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Principles of Agricultural Science - Plant (ASP)

July 11-21, 2021

 

Rutgers University - School of Environmental & Biological Sciences and the New Jersey Office of Food, Agriculture & Natural Resources Education will partner to host a
Virtual CASE Institute for Summer 2021.

 

  1. COURSE DESCRIPTION
  2. ABOUT THE SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
  3. REGISTRATION
  4. TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
  5. GRADUATE Credits
  6. TRANSFER CREDIT FOR CASE COURSES FOR YOUR STUDENTS
  7. PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION CANCELLATION

  1. COURSE DESCRIPTION

    This course follows the introductory course (AFNR) and is a foundational level (second course) course that teaches students about the form and function of plant systems. Students are immersed in inquiry-based exercises filled with activities, projects, and problems to teach them plant concepts through laboratory and practical experiences. Student experiences will include the study of plant anatomy and physiology, classification, and the fundamentals of production and harvesting. Students will learn how to apply scientific knowledge and skills to use plants effectively for agricultural and horticultural production. Students will discover the value of plant production and its impact on the individual, the local, and the global economy.

     

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  2. ABOUT THE SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

    The Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS) powers the university's robust exploration of sciences. From microorganisms to a changing climate, the land, air and ocean, nutrition and food sciences, animals and plants—21 majors, plus a multitude of minors and special certificate programs offer our students a gateway into the world of scientific knowledge. This is enhanced by an array of learning opportunities beyond the classroom and involvement in a variety of student organizations.

     
     


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  3. REGISTRATION

    To register, please click here.

    Cost: $3,000

     *Cost includes CASE certification (must successfully complete all course work), instruction, curriculum and PD-in-a-Box materials.

    The registration fee must be paid or purchase order received by June 15.  Submit purchase orders to ag.ed.registration@ag.nj.gov.  Please make checks payable to "Treasurer, State of New Jersey" and send to Debra McCluskey. Office of Food, Agriculture & Natural Resources Education, New Jersey Department of Agriculture, P.O. Box 330, Trenton, NJ 08625.

     Please Contact Erin Noble, erin.noble@ag.nj.gov if you have any questions or for more information.

     

     

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  4. TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

    Friday, July 2, 2021
    Orientation Meeting
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
     
    Monday, July 12 - Friday, July 16, 2021
    CASE Institute
    9-11 am - Synchronous meeting
    11 am-1 pm - Lunch & asynchronous work time
    1-3 pm - Synchronous meeting
    3-4 pm - Asynchronous work time & lead teacher office hours
     
    Saturday, July 17 - Sunday, July 18, 2021
    NO Class
     
    Monday, July 19 - Wednesday, July 21, 2021
    CASE Institute
    9-11 am - Synchronous meeting
    11 am-1 pm - Lunch & asynchronous work time
    1-3 pm - Synchronous meeting
    3-4 pm - Asynchronous work time & lead teacher office hours
     
     
     


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  5. GRADUATE Credits

    Graduate Credits
    Participants in the CASE Institute may be eligible for graduate credits by paying an additional graduate course fee.

    Questions regarding registering for graduate credits:
    Dr. Mark Robson, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University robson@sebs.rutgers.edu 
    Marie Pavelchak, Sr. Student Program Coordinator, Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University marie.pavelchak@gse.rutgers.edu 

     

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  6. TRANSFER CREDIT FOR CASE COURSES FOR YOUR STUDENTS

    The Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (Rutgers–SEBS) offers transfer credit to students who have successfully completed the specific courses listed in the table at their secondary school that have been certified by the Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) and taught by a CASE-certified secondary school teacher. This program is available through a partnership between Rutgers–SEBS, the New Jersey Department of Education, and the New Jersey Department of Agriculture, Office of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Education. In order for credits to be received students must be accepted to and matriculated at Rutgers–SEBS; and the secondary school must have an active articulation agreement with Rutgers–SEBS. Other conditions also apply.

     
    For Secondary Schools Seeking to Articulate with Rutgers–SEBS
    Any secondary school that teaches one or more CASE courses may request an articulation agreement with Rutgers–SEBS. An active articulation agreement is required for students from your secondary school to obtain transfer credits for CASE courses taken.
     
    The details and conditions for transfer credit can be viewed on the Articulation Agreement (49k Word file).
    Rutgers is now using DocuSign to process initial CASE articulation agreements and annual renewals. Please email your school's official name; address; and the names, titles, and email addresses of your two lead school administrators, one of whom must be the district superintendent, to Stacey Pontoriero (stacey.pontoriero@rutgers.edu).
    Please alert your school administrators to expect a digital signature request.
     
     
    For Students Applying for CASE Transfer Credits
    Students may receive up to 15.5 transfer credits at Rutgers–SEBS for specific CASE courses taken at their secondary school prior to matriculating at Rutgers–SEBS. Before requesting transfer credits from Rutgers–SEBS be sure to ask your CASE teacher whether your secondary school has an active Articulation Agreement with Rutgers–SEBS.
     
    You are eligible to receive transfer credit for the courses listed above if there is an active Articulation Agreement with Rutgers–SEBS and you have completed secondary school with a grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 GPA scale) and you are admitted to Rutgers–SEBS within 4 years after graduation from secondary school.
     
    If all of these conditions apply then complete the Credit Request Form (32k Word file) and have it signed by your secondary school representative. Then, after you arrive on campus at Rutgers–SEBS, present the form to:
    Stacey Pontoriero
    Program Coordinator
    Office of Academic Programs
    School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    88 Lipman Drive, Room 109
    New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901-8525
     


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  7. PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION CANCELLATION

    Registration is due April 15.  Full registration refund for cancellations before April 1.  Individuals who wish to cancel their registration after this date will incur a cancellation fee.  Any registration cancellations from April 1 to June 1 will incur a $750 cancellation fee.  After June 1, no refunds will be available to the individual and/or their school and payment in full is required.

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