Changing Demographics in College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Students

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2018-06-01
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Foreman, Elizabeth
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Retallick, Michael
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Smalley, Scott
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Agricultural Education and Studies

The Department of Agricultural Education and Studies was formed in 1989 as a result of the merger of the Department of Agricultural Education with the Department of Agricultural Studies. Its focus includes two these fields: agricultural education leading to teacher-certification or outreach communication; and agricultural studies leading to production agriculture or other agricultural industries.

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The Department of Agricultural Education and Studies was formed in 1989 from the merger of the Department of Agricultural Education and the Department of Agricultural Studies.

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1989–present

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The purpose of this study was to describe the precollegiate experiences of new students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University. New students to the college completed an on-line questionnaire about their home residence and personal and social experiences. Survey data were matched with university records to make comparisons based on demographic characteristics (i.e., gender, race, high school class rank, and college major). The results of this study indicate more students were from farms than from any other demographic variable. Students who chose a major related to production agriculture were no more likely to report a higher family income from farm or agri-business than those that chose majors not tied to production agriculture. The highest percentage of pre-collegiate involvement in extracurricular activities was athletics. This study was guided by the collegiate outcomes model, which was adapted from the collegiate leadership development model.

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This article is published as Foreman, Beth, Michael Retallick, and Scott Smalley. "Changing Demographics in College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Students." NACTA Journal 62, no. 2 (2018): 161-167. Posted with permission.

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