School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) faculty, staff, students and alumni are currently engaged in the process of reaccreditation of the School's forestry curriculums by the Society of American Foresters (SAF). SENR Associate Professor and Forestry Program Coordinator David Hix discusses the process of reaccreditation in a recent edition of the Ohio Society of American Foresters publication, The Ohio Hetuch (starting on page 2).
David Hix, associate professor in the School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) recently presented a paper at the 10th Biennial Conference on University Education in Natural Resources held on the campus of Auburn University where he shared with colleagues from across the nation information on the field-oriented course he designed and initiated nearly fifteen years ago called Forest Ecosystems. The presentation entitled, “Providing the essential foundation: learning about forest ecosystems in the field as a basis for their management”, chronicles his journey teaching this course and the hands-on learning opportunities students experience and skills they develop. Forest Ecosystems (ENR 3322) is an undergraduate course offered by the School of Environment and Natural Resources during the autumn semester and over the years has enrolled 215 students.