2014 Spring Agribusiness Student SLO Assessment Survey

2014 Spring Agribusiness Student SLO Assessment Survey

Agribusiness Spring 2014 Student SLO Report
1. What did you like about this program?
Text Response
The internship was a great opportunity to meet people in the industry, and it was very
informational. I Also really liked the hands on learning at different farms around the area.
it was close to home, i could still milk my cows every day
I got to learn more about agriculture and what field I got to choice. It was nice to be able to learn
more about both because it is all needed in farming.
I liked the atmosphere of the program and the teachers. They made for a overall great
experience at western.
The hands experice that we got to have on in and out of the class room.
This program provided great amount of knowledge that I wanted to learn about. I liked the small
class sizes and the people that are in it. We all have a common goal and it makes for great
friends.
I liked all of the hands on farm visits and the opportunity to work at a co-op for my internship. All
the classes helped benefit my knowledge of agriculture.
The knowledge of the instuctors was excellent. I learned more then I thought I would. I was very
happy I made the decision to go through this program. Warren and Tracey were super
accomadating and were a pleasure to learn from.
I liked how the instructors could meet and help you with anything whenever you needed help.
The small personal classes were really nice and the instructors made learning the material
interesting and fun and easy to understand. I also liked the hands of labs that we got to do
It gave a breif overview of agriculture and what is needed to be a successful farmer.
What I liked about this program was all the farm visits that we visited, the hands on experience
we did in Animal reproduction class we got to learn about the reproduction system of cows, i
think, also visited Warren's crop fields for crop management and I got a lot of experience from
that class because I didnt come from a crop background. I also liked the teachers and learned a
lot from my race class, psychology class, and my internship I had to do for the program.
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Value
11

2. What would you change about this program?
Text Response
Nothing i thought the program was a great experience.
more hands on, less "work time" in class
I would try to get the kids involved with a vet more or show more about vets doing surgery.
I would try and get another teacher to add more diversity and experience into the program. A
greater focus on organic production would also be interesting.
More out in the feild things
The communication between teachers and students. Some classes that could combined into
one and that general studies should relate.
longer lecutres in order to learn more about he experience
More farm visits and hands on labs.
I would like to see more hands on labs just because i think hands on work is the best way to
learn
I would have more out of school and on farm teaching.

Agribusiness Spring 2014 Student SLO Report
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Value
10

3. As a result of this program:
Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

Question

1

1

6

3

11

I have learned
effective
communication
skills.

4. Provide any comments you have on effective
communication skills you learned.
Text Response
i learned how to get involved more at conventions and when to learn to ask questions about
products.
I am not sure if I gained communication skill efficiently. I did take a speech class obviously and
that helped me speak better in public but communication is still a weak point.
I learned how to communicate with everyone really well when i used not be able to
communicate with anyone
Taking speech class last semester, I had to do 4 speeches and take 4 quizzes and the research
I did on my topics, gave me a better understanding on who I need to direct my topics towards,
my speed when I talk to my audience, and learn how to calm down, since I dont like talking in
front of big audiences and get nervous easily
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Value
4

5. As a result of this program:
Question
I am able to
apply
mathematical
concepts.

Strongly
Disagree

0

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

1

7

3

11

6. Provide any comments you have on mathematical
concepts you learned.
Text Response
I learned how to incorporate math into my work
I took college math a few semesters ago and I learned how to work with equations that I didnt
know how to do and what equations were what.

Agribusiness Spring 2014 Student SLO Report
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Total Responses

Value
2

7. As a result of this program:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

3

4

4

11

I learned
how to
transfer
social and
natural
science
theories into
practical
applications.

8. Provide any comments you have on transferring social
and natural science theories into practical applications.
Text Response
It has gotten easier for me
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Value
1

9. As a result of this program:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

I learned
critical
thinking
skills.

0

0

1

6

4

11

10. Provide any comments you have on critical thinking
skills you learned.
Text Response
This program definitely challenged your thinking skills
You need critical thinking to understand Wardog's lectures.
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Value
2

Agribusiness Spring 2014 Student SLO Report
11. As a result of this program:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

0

I have
learned to
use
technology
effectively.

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

9

2

11

12. Provide any comments you have on what you learned
about using technology effectively.
Text Response
Sometimes used the technology was complicated
For most of the classes I took for my program, I used a lot of databases, used Microsoft Word
databases and used spreadsheets for my intro to micros class, and used the internet a lot for
looking up topics for my speech class, and projects for other classes.
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Value
2

13. As a result of this program:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

0

I have
learned to
value
myself and
work
ethically
with others
in a diverse
population.

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

1

1

5

4

11

14. Provide any comments you have on what you learned
about valuing yourself and working ethically with others in a
diverse population.
Text Response
I can work with everyone really well now and know how to get along with different people
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Value
1

Agribusiness Spring 2014 Student SLO Report
15. As a result of this program:
Strongly
Disagree

0

Question
I am able to
make
decisions
that
incorporate
the
importance
of
sustainability.

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

8

3

11

16. Provide any comments you have on what you learned
about incorporating the importance of sustainability in
decisions you make.
Text Response
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Value
0

17. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

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0

2

0

7

2

11

create a
Crop
Management
Plan.

18. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
It was hard but i got it done
I took crop management twice in this program and I had to make the crop management plan
twice, and what I learned from making that was the different crops there are, where they came
from, where to find them, and how to manage them.
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Value
2

Agribusiness Spring 2014 Student SLO Report
19. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

0

develop an
Agribusiness
management
plan.

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

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0

1

5

5

11

20. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
That was really helpful when planning on how to work with and develop a management plan
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Value
1

21. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

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0

0

1

6

4

11

apply
economic
and
marketing
strategies to
Agribusiness
Industry.

22. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
What I learned from this was how to do a marketing advertisement for a product or service, and
basically learned how to do a radio advertisement, doing a verbal advertisement, making a
facebook page on my service, and made a brochure on my service.
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Value
1

Agribusiness Spring 2014 Student SLO Report
23. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question

Strongly
Disagree
0

apply
relevant
technologies.

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

1

7

3

11

24. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
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Value
0

25. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

0

create a
livestock
management
plan.

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

1

5

5

11

26. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
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Value
0

27. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question
investigate
opportunities
in
Agribusiness.

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

1

6

4

11

Agribusiness Spring 2014 Student SLO Report
28. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
Definitely was allowed to explore different career paths and discover different opportunities in
the field
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Value
1

29. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question
interact as a
professional
in
Agribusiness.

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

0

7

4

11

30. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
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0

Agribusiness Spring 2014 Student SLO Report
31. CONCLUSION - Please use this space to share any other
feedback, comments, or suggestions about your experience
at Western Technical College.
Text Response
i don't recommend this program to ag business and farm kids. there are better places to go
The office staff needs to be more willing to the help students. Anytime I wanted to see with am
advisor or anything else in the welcome center I couldnt take to anyone or they were very
helpful. Seemed everytime like a lot of people were just sitting around.
Some profressors need to be more willing to help students and understand their situation. Also,
updates on grades is critical and that's a lacking experience.
Scheduals that work better for the students. More farm visits to learn about all the oportunities
out there.
I overall really enjoyed my time at Western. The program was what I expected it to be and I
really enjoyed getting to know and to work with my classmates and instructors. I will say I would
like there to be an actual program for animal science but thats just because I would really like to
learn about animals. my experience was amazing and would definitely recommend this program
to anyone that was interested in the agribusiness field. I would like to see more organization but
other than that it was great
I had fun and it was a good time. The most valuable part of the whole thing was meeting the
people i met
The experience I got from being at Western Technical College was I got the hands on
experience being around cows, pigs, being in a labratory, visiting cattle farms, and being with
other classmates.
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Total Responses

Value
7