Doing More with Less in a Rapidly Changing Discipline– Smaller Agribusiness Faculties Teaching More Students

The number of bachelor’s degrees awarded in food and agribusiness management continues to climb, while the size of faculty that has traditionally taught in these programs declines. As a result, there is an opportunity for the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) to cultivate good teaching among its academic members. This paper documents the trends and suggests six actions that IFAMA could take to create value for its academic members actively engaged in teaching: (1) facilitate surveys of professors and industry on agribusiness curriculums, (2) collaborate with like-minded organizations, (3) develop and maintain a database of industry speakers, (4) assist in the development of webinars related to teaching, (5) organize a formal teaching mentoring program, and (6) honor members for teaching achievements.


Editor(s):
IFAMR, IFAMA
Issue Date:
Jun 14 2012
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
IFAMR (ISSN #: 1559-2448) (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/129172
Published in:
International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, Volume 15, Special Issue A
Page range:
31-36
Total Pages:
6
JEL Codes:
Q13
Note:
This essay is one of 23 featured authors from around the world discussing the challenges and solutions to filling the global talent gap in agribusiness. www.ifama.org
Series Statement:
15
Special Issue A




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