Monthly Archives: February 2020

Through the lenses of information literacy: Enhancing science communicators’ ability to identify, understand, and disseminate scientific information

Dr. Holli Leggette and Ms. Carolyn Jackson The public has access to more information now than they ever have and are continuous targets for notifications from their easy-to-access smartphones. On the other end of those notifications are often science communicators sifting through mass amounts of information to make sense of information for a consumer who is inundated with information and make decisions about the information to disseminate. Yet, in a world where information is key, many science communicators lack information literacy skills. The goal of this project is… Read More →

USDA funded project to better prepare students for rigorous college programs and future careers

Faculty members in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications received $298,000 from the United States Department of Agriculture to develop and test communications and decision-making curriculum for students enrolled in secondary and two-year post-secondary education programs. As part of the three-year project, Fueling the Mind, Feeding the World, Holli Leggette, Ph.D., and Theresa Murphrey, Ph.D., and their team of an instructional designer and undergraduate and graduate students will develop and deliver 14 online reusable learning modules designed to prepare students for the communication and decision-making demands… Read More →

Elbert to speak at upcoming AAPO First Friday Lecture Series

Dr. Chanda Elbert, an associate professor in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications will speak at an upcoming African American Professional Organization (AAPO) lecture. Elbert will discuss how the universalist leadership pattern may be used to develop institutions to promote Ghana’s economic development objectives in both the international and local contexts. To learn more about the lecture topic, click here.