Western Kentucky University

Introduction - Creative Student Workshop - FaCET

Introduction

Presented By:

David Coffey, Agricultural Department

 

Issues and Challenges:

Unfortunately, undergraduate diversity within the agricultural progam is only present in rural vs. urban differences. There is only one African-American student and just three international students. Although our faculty is quite diversified, our student population is not.

For many students, the “Bowling Green and WKU” experience will be their major life experience away from home.

Academically, many aggies from smaller rural schools have to enroll in remedial classes.

Agricultural students tend to have conservative values related to social issues such as gun control, diet, animal use, environment, defense and the family. Most question the value of welfare but readily accept government farm subsidy checks.

 

Who are the students?
Issues & Challenges
Strengths
Faculty Support Ideas
Retention
Resource or/and References
Discussion Questions
Student Diversity Topics
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