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English for Academic and Career Success in Agriculture: A Needs-based Curriculum. Catherine M. Mazak , P.I. Rosita L. Rivera Rodriguez, Co-P.I. Judy Casey, Co-P.I. About the project. USDA/CSREES Hispanic Serving Institutions Education Grant $249,753 over 3 years New personnel:

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english for academic and career success in agriculture a needs based curriculum

English for Academic and Career Success in Agriculture: A Needs-based Curriculum

Catherine M. Mazak, P.I.

Rosita L. Rivera Rodriguez, Co-P.I.

Judy Casey, Co-P.I.

about the project
About the project
  • USDA/CSREES Hispanic Serving Institutions Education Grant
  • $249,753 over 3 years
  • New personnel:
    • Dr. Judy Casey, Co-P.I.
    • Giselle
    • Claudia
    • Angel
project goals
Project goals
  • To understand the uses of English in all of your courses from YOUR perspective
  • To document your English language needs as a student of agriculture at UPRM
  • To design, based on these documented needs, a curriculum for INGL 3201 and 3202
  • To pilot that curriculum in the academic year 2011-2012
your participation
Your Participation
  • Observations—a selection of your courses
  • Interviews--short interviews before/after classes
  • Materials—lend to us for copies
  • Focus groups —meet once each semester to discuss your experiences/English needs
benefits to you
Benefits to you
  • $200 per semester stipend

(for up to three years)

  • Eligible to compete for a trip to the Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences Conference in Disney, March 2010
  • Eligible for $1000 competitive NRCS internship stipend
manrrs 25 th annual conference
MANRRS 25th Annual Conference
  • March 24-27, 2010
  • Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, Orlando
  • Career Fair & Training Conference
  • Professional development & networking
  • English immersion experience
nrcs internship stipend
NRCS Internship Stipend
  • Must interview and get summer internship with NRCS
  • Compete for a $1000 stipend which will help with travel costs
to sign up
To sign up
  • Give us copy of your matricula
  • Fill in current contact information form
  • Sign IRB permission form
  • Meet again at the end of the semester in small groups