Youth Development & Agricultural Education

Youth Development & Agricultural Education Strategic Plan

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GOAL 2: Enhance Quality of Life through Interdisciplinary Research

Engage in interdisciplinary research that enhances quality of life by continuously building human and institutional capacity to address local, state, national, and global needs in AFNR while attending to social justice.

Strategic Initiatives

  • Drive interdisciplinary-transdisciplinary research and scholarship by creating a collaborative culture of "we" in approaching the cultivation of our science and our assessment of learning advancements.
  • Enhance infrastructure to advance world-class interdisciplinary social sciences discovery, scholarship, and creative effectiveness of mediated science communication and STEM learning in formal, non-formal, mediated, and informal learning environments
  • Enhance shared resources by creating and supporting infrastructures that span across departmental, college, state, and national boundaries.
  • Invest in scholars in the emerging areas of research, scholarship, and creative activity through holistic graduate and postdoctoral training programs that prepare engaged scholars to be successful professionals in their chosen fields.