3 Works

Data for degrees earned by faculty teaching in soil science preparatory programs at universities in the USA

Eric Brevik & Karen Vaughan
In the early 2000s some were concerned that few soil science graduate students were receiving their bachelor’s degrees in soil science. However, no studies were conducted to investigate this or how it may have changed over time. Information available on university webpages for faculty in the USA was used to determine the faculty’s bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree disciplines. Faculty rank was used to determine if a change had occurred in the percent of faculty...

Data from: Bachelors level soil science training at land grant institutions in the USA and its territories

Eric Brevik
Concern over the status of soil science education in the USA has led to a number of publications in recent years that track trends in student enrollment and offer suggestions for attracting more students to soil science. However, there is little information about changes in the number of degree programs that prepare students for careers as soil scientists, and such changes are obviously an important measure of the status of our field. This study established...

Data on universities offering undergraduate degrees that train students for soil science careers at universities in the USA and its territories

Eric C. Brevik, Holly Dolliver, Susan Edinger-Marshall, Danny Itkin, Jodi Johnson-Maynard, Garrett Liles, Monday Mbila, Colby Moorberg, Yaniria Sanchez-De Leon, Joshua J. Steffan, April Ulery & Karen Vaughan
Several soil science education studies over the last 15 years have focused on the number of students enrolled in soil science programs. However, no studies have quantitatively addressed the number of undergraduate soil science preparatory programs that exist in the United States, which means we do not have solid data concerning whether overall program numbers are declining, rising, or holding steady. This also means we do not have complete data on the same trends for...

Registration Year

  • 2020
    2
  • 2019
    1

Resource Types

  • Dataset
    3

Affiliations

  • Dickinson State University
    3
  • University of Wyoming
    2
  • New Mexico State University
    1
  • California State University, Chico
    1
  • University of Haifa
    1
  • Humboldt State University
    1
  • University of Idaho
    1
  • Kansas State University
    1