Course Learning Outcomes• Apply information learned through readings and other media outside of class during online assessments, classroom discussions, and during tours.• Collaborate in small groups (4-5 students) to create course related presentations of core concepts that facilitate class discussion.• Explain the purpose and function of each regulated entity and compare the campus version to other versions in different industries/municipalities (e.g., size and capacity).• Practice finding, reading, and interpreting regulations and guidance documents.• Investigate and summarize the regulations associated with site visits on campus.• Evaluate challenges similar to those experienced by members of the environmental compliance workforce (e.g. preparing permits, summarizing data as a deliverable to clients, solving relevant calculations using simple self-generated databases, etc.).• Engage with the instructor to plan and negotiate an individualized collection (selected from a menu and/or developed de novo) of exemplar “work products” and critical reflections for Inclusion in the ePortfolio.• Engage with various TAMU-EHS personnel and other environmental professionals• Create professional quality materials for inclusion in the ePortfolio.• Practice peer-review and reflective self-assessment.
University Learning Outcomes:•Master the depth of knowledge required for a degree•Demonstrate critical thinking•Communicate effectively•Practice personal and social responsibility•Demonstrate social, cultural and global competence•Prepare to engage in lifelong learning (reflect on learning)•Work collaborativelyWhat employers want:• Experiences•Team Skills•Communication Skills•Leadership Skills•Decision Making/Problem Solving Skills•Self-Management Skills•Professionalism Skills http://www.aplu.org/document.doc?id=3414.
Introduction to me assignment• We are a small group and we need to get comfortable in order to: • facilitate these high impact learning opportunities • practice skills employers desire • enjoy learning • begin networking now• The assignment is to prepare some ppt slides to present in 5-10 minutes that give me and your classmates a sense of who you are and how you see your future as an environmental scientist • Go through the presentation enough so that you know you will meet these time min - max• Do a good job. You will be using this presentation in your ePortfolio to serve as a baseline for reflection on your training in environmental science• Be creative