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Baker named department head for Texas A&M agricultural leadership, education and communications

Dr. Matt Baker has been named head of the department of agricultural leadership, education and communications, ALEC, in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University in College Station, beginning Aug. 1. To learn more please visit here!

High Impact Experience Networking Works

Ph.D. Student Lacey Roberts is demonstrating two cases that show how networking with High Impact Experience (HIE) funds provided by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications (ALEC) are effective. Lacey was one of four graduate students enrolled in ALEC 646 – Institutions Serving Agriculture in Developing Nations. In a five-day period during the spring semester of 2019, partially sponsored by the HIE, they visited 21 organizations and their staffs that conduct international development work in Washington, D.C. In… Read More →

Graduate Students Visit Development Organizations in D.C.

Four graduate students from the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications met with organizations based in Washington, D.C. that conduct international development work, April 22-26. During this five-day field trip they met with 21 organizations chosen by the students who also made all the arrangements for the meetings. The students led the meetings and gained information from the organizations about their missions, programs, challenges, future directions, and employment opportunities and requirements. The students in attendance were: Lindsey Coleman, Michael Moscarelli, Lacy Roberts, and Daniela Silva. The organizations… Read More →

ALEC Professors Awarded an Innovative Pedagogy Grant Through Instructional Technology Services!

Congratulations to both Dr. Tracy Rutherford and Dr. Theresa Murphrey. Each were awarded an Innovative Pedagogy Grant through Instructional Technology Services!

Immersing students in immersive technology

From the moment that we wake up in the morning, technology is a part of our daily routine. Many of us wake up to an alarm set on our cell phones, click on our smart TV’s to catch the morning news and a quick check of our email before, syncing our phones to the radios in our cars on the way to work. It only makes sense that more technology is on its way to the classroom. The effective use of educational technology in the classroom offers students… Read More →

Texas A&M Represented Well at Global Education Conference

Texas A&M University, the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications (ALEC), and partners were represented well at the sixth annual Universality of Global Education Conference (UGEC) held at Sam Houston State University (SHSU) on February 28-March 1, 2019. The UGEC is a small, friendly conference that is highly interactive and positively engaging. The theme for this year’s conference was “Education for Culturally Sustaining Practices”. The conference attracted about 75 registrants and many hourly or day visitors from SHSU, including research teams from Turkey, Russia, Costa Rica and… Read More →

Search now open for ALEC department head

Professor and Head Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications Texas A&M University Texas A&M University invites applications for the position of Professor and Head of the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications (ALEC). This will be a 9-month tenured position, with a substantial research appointment (25-50%), and an administrative stipend. The administrative stipend and two additional months of salary will be effective for as long the person holds the position of Department Head. The Professor and Head will serve as the chief administrative officer of the… Read More →

ALEC graduate student wins big at 3MT competition

Kathryn Edmunds, a student in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications at Texas A&M University, has found some recent success with the 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. The 3MT research communication competition gives graduate students three minutes to orally present their thesis and its significance. This program challenges students to consolidate their ideas and research discoveries to present them concisely to a non-specialist audience. In total, 51 students participated in the high-impact learning experience this year. Edmunds took home first prize in the master’s division and… Read More →