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Cal Poly Pomona

P&R Responses for recommendation 16

Recommendation 16
Department Agricultural Science Program
Consensus Opinion 1 out of 1 faculty/staff : Pro
Consensus Explanation The Food Marketing and Agribusiness Management (FMAM) department is an instrumental part of education of the entire student population of the College of Agriculture. FMAM has 2 classes in our Ag Science curriculum. They teach classes that incorporate Ag Science by including projects, examples, industry speakers, and industry tours. FMAM also has classes in the following College of Agriculture program curriculums: Animal Science FMAM 10 classes, Food Science and Technology 8 FMAM classes, Animal Health Science 5 FMAM classes, Apparel Merchandising and Management 3 FMAM classes, and Plant Science 1 FMAM class.

Under the recommendations the single greatest need for this program was recruitment of qualified students. Enrollment has increased 30% since 2005. They had 42 students majoring in 2005 and now have 55. With the increase in numbers, upper division courses are filled.

The program director position has implemented curricular changes, enhanced recruitment efforts, worked with agribusiness industry leaders, represented the department at all college and strategic planning meetings as well as provided leadership for the department.

The FMAM department is the sole provider of agribusiness graduates focusing on the industry specific needs of the $1 trillion Southern Californian economy and its 21 million people. The department has a combined urban and rural focus and prepares graduates for work in such a range of career options as pharmaceutical businesses, farm and ranch management, agribusiness advertising, agricultural inspector, agricultural processing/packing manager, commodity broker, import & export agent, fair manager, food chain buyer, food procurement broker, park and recreation manager. food industry management consultant, appraiser, equine insurance broker Additionally FMAM graduates are qualified to work as civil servants for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The current demand for graduates is higher than student enrollment, which is instrumental in the recent student number increase. The new web page and other recruitment efforts enhanced exposure of the vast opportunities for these graduates.

The FMAM department sponsors the Western Collegiate Food Marketing Competition that draws agribusiness food marketing teams from Colorado State University, Arizona State University, New Mexico State University, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, University of Nevada, Reno, California State University, Chico, Great Basin College, Portland State University, Rio Hondo College, Chaffey College, and Consumnes River College. Cal Poly Pomona’s food marketing team from the FMAM department has placed first, second, and top five throughout the previous three years. The notoriety and prestige that adorns the students by competing and winning in this competition is evident in job arena.

In conclusion, the FMAM major is very important to the entire College of Agriculture. We feel it is important for these industry specific classes to be offered in the college of agriculture and for this major.
Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
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Recommendation 16
Department Agricultural SCience Program
Consensus Opinion Al out of 1 faculty/staff : Pro
Consensus Explanation The Food Marketing and Agribusiness Management (FMAM) department is an instrumental part of education of the entire student population of the College of Agriculture. FMAM has 2 classes in our Ag Science curriculum. They teach classes that incorporate Ag Science by including projects, examples, industry speakers, and industry tours. FMAM also has classes in the following College of Agriculture program curriculums: Animal Science FMAM 10 classes, Food Science and Technology 8 FMAM classes, Animal Health Science 5 FMAM classes, Apparel Merchandising and Management 3 FMAM classes, and Plant Science 1 FMAM class.

Under the recommendations the single greatest need for this program was recruitment of qualified students. Enrollment has increased 30% since 2005. They had 42 students majoring in 2005 and now have 55. With the increase in numbers, upper division courses are filled.

The program director position has implemented curricular changes, enhanced recruitment efforts, worked with agribusiness industry leaders, represented the department at all college and strategic planning meetings as well as provided leadership for the department.

The FMAM department is the sole provider of agribusiness graduates focusing on the industry specific needs of the $1 trillion Southern Californian economy and its 21 million people. The department has a combined urban and rural focus and prepares graduates for work in such a range of career options as pharmaceutical businesses, farm and ranch management, agribusiness advertising, agricultural inspector, agricultural processing/packing manager, commodity broker, import & export agent, fair manager, food chain buyer, food procurement broker, park and recreation manager. food industry management consultant, appraiser, equine insurance broker Additionally FMAM graduates are qualified to work as civil servants for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The current demand for graduates is higher than student enrollment, which is instrumental in the recent student number increase. The new web page and other recruitment efforts enhanced exposure of the vast opportunities for these graduates.

The FMAM department sponsors the Western Collegiate Food Marketing Competition that draws agribusiness food marketing teams from Colorado State University, Arizona State University, New Mexico State University, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, University of Nevada, Reno, California State University, Chico, Great Basin College, Portland State University, Rio Hondo College, Chaffey College, and Consumnes River College. Cal Poly Pomona’s food marketing team from the FMAM department has placed first, second, and top five throughout the previous three years. The notoriety and prestige that adorns the students by competing and winning in this competition is evident in job arena.

In conclusion, the FMAM major is very important to the entire College of Agriculture. We feel it is important for these industry specific classes to be offered in the college of agriculture and for this major.
Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
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Recommendation 16
Department agriculture
Consensus Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : Con
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Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
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Recommendation 16
Department agriculture
Consensus Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : Pro
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Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
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Recommendation 16
Department Animal & Veterinary Sciences
Consensus Opinion 6 out of 6 faculty/staff : Con
Consensus Explanation The Food Marketing and Agribusiness Management (FMAM) department is an instrumental part of education for the entire student population of the College of Agriculture (CoA). FMAM has ten classes in our various Animal Science curriculums. They teach classes that incorporate Animal Science by including projects, examples, industry speakers, and industry tours. FMAM also has classes in the following CoA program curriculums: Food Science and Technology - eight FMAM classes, Animal Health Science - five FMAM classes, Apparel Merchandising and Management - three FMAM classes, Ag Science - two FMAM classes, and Plant Science - one FMAM class.

Under the recommendations, the single greatest need for this program was recruitment of qualified students. Enrollment has increased 30% since 2005. They had 42 students majoring in 2005 and now have 55. With the increase in numbers, upper division courses are filled.

The program director position has implemented curricular changes, enhanced recruitment efforts, worked with agribusiness industry leaders, and represented the department at all college and strategic planning meetings as well as provided leadership for the department.

The FMAM department is the sole provider of agribusiness graduates focusing on the industry specific needs of the $1 trillion Southern Californian economy and its 21 million people. The department has a combined urban and rural focus and prepares graduates for work in such a range of career options as pharmaceutical businesses, farm and ranch management, agribusiness advertising, agricultural inspector, agricultural processing/packing manager, commodity broker, import & export agent, fair manager, food chain buyer, food procurement broker, park and recreation manager. food industry management consultant, appraiser, and equine insurance broker Additionally FMAM graduates are qualified to work as civil servants for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The current demand for graduates is higher than student enrollment, which is instrumental in the recent student number increase. The new web page and other recruitment efforts enhance exposure of the vast opportunities for these graduates.

The FMAM department sponsors the Western Collegiate Food Marketing Competition that draws agribusiness food marketing teams from Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon & California Colleges with new colleges joining each year. Cal Poly Pomona’s food marketing team from the FMAM department has placed first, second, and top five throughout the previous three years. The notoriety and prestige that adorns the students by competing and winning in this competition is evident in the job arena. This year the competition will be held at the Cal Poly Pomona campus.
Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
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Recommendation 16
Department Apparel Merchandising & Management
Consensus Opinion 7 out of 14 faculty/staff : Con
Consensus Explanation Apparel Merchandising and Management (AMM) faculty oppose recommendation 16 regarding the Food Marketing and Agribusiness Management (FMAM) department.

The FMAM department is the sole provider of agribusiness graduates focusing on the industry specific needs of the $1 trillion Southern Californian economy and its 21 million people. Provides graduates for a huge array of specialized career opportunities in food industry and agribusiness management not serviced by other programs on campus.

The FMAM department is an instrumental part of education of the entire student population of the College of Agriculture. FMAM provides 3 important classes in our various AMM curriculums. They teach classes that incorporate AMM by including projects, examples, industry speakers, and industry tours. FMAM also has classes in the following College of Agriculture program curriculums: Animal Science 10 FMAM classes, Food Science and Technology 8 FMAM classes, Animal Health Science 5 FMAM classes, Ag Science 2 FMAM classes, and Plant Science 1 FMAM class.

FMAM faculty have implemented curricular changes, enhanced recruitment efforts, and expanded college links with agribusiness industry leaders. There is strong and expanding demand growth for FMAM graduates – over and above the current level of student enrollment. Enrollment itself has increased 30% since 2005. They had 42 students majoring in 2005 and now have 55. With the increase in numbers, upper division courses are being filled. Clearly, FMAM has been rejuvenated and is now on a firm growth track.

The FMAM department founded and hosts the Western Collegiate Food Marketing Competition. This draws teams from a large and growing number of institutions. It is a source of distinction and prestige to the College of Agriculture and Cal Poly Pomona. The success of this event has helped to underpin FMAM’s revival over the last three years.

In summary, the AMM faculty believe that the FMAM major is very important to the College of Agriculture. We believe FMAM has turned a corner through its faculty leadership and is now on a strong growth track. We urge you to support this achievement and oppose recommendation 16.

Minority Opinion 0 out of 14 faculty/staff : Pro
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Recommendation 16
Department Children's Center
Consensus Opinion 4 out of 4 faculty/staff : Con
Consensus Explanation The merging or discontinuing of the Food Marketing and Agribusiness Management program will result in a loss of student access to targeted instruction and re. This will hinder the university's ability to be competitive for specialized grants.
Minority Opinion 0 out of 4 faculty/staff : Pro
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Recommendation 16
Department Food Marketing and Agribusiness Management
Consensus Opinion 4 out of 5 faculty/staff : Con
Consensus Explanation The majority of the Food Marketing and Agribusiness Department (FMAM) faculty support the program and oppose the P&R recommendation for merge/discontinue of the Food Marketing and Agribusiness Management (FMAM) program.

The Food Marketing and Agribusiness Management (FMAM) program plays two critical roles in the Cal Poly Pomona College of Agriculture (COA). It is the home for the major in Food Marketing and Agribusiness Management, and it provides students in the applied food and agricultural sciences with critical economic, business and management skills they will need when working in the food and agricultural economy. The continued importance of the program to the COA is demonstrated by on-going plans to realign degree programs in the college which has already resulted in an immediate 35% increase in FMAM student majors.

The FMAM program is the sole program in Southern California providing agribusiness graduates for the $1 trillion Southern Californian economy and its 21 million people. The department has a combined urban and rural focus and prepares graduates for work in such a range of career options as pharmaceutical businesses, farm and ranch management, agribusiness advertising, agricultural inspector, agricultural processing/packing management, commodity broker, import & export agent, fair manager, food chain buyer, food procurement broker, park and recreation management, food industry management consultant, appraiser, and equine insurance broker. Additionally, FMAM graduates are qualified to work as civil servants for the U.S.& California Department of Agriculture.

The graduates of this college are expected to have specific industry knowledge upon employment, which differentiates them from others in the workforce. The College of Agriculture major programs have FMAM classes imbedded in their curriculum. By means of an illustration, ten FMAM courses are required in the Animal Science major, eight in the Food Science and Technology major, five in Animal Health Science, three in the Apparel Merchandising and Management program, two in the Agricultural Science degree program and one in the Plant Science program.

Beginning in Fall 2006 through Fall 2007, four FMAM program faculty taught 1,057 students. Of these students 909 (86%) were from the College of Agriculture with the remaining 148 (14%) coming from the general University population students.

Recommendations stated that single greatest need was for recruitment of qualified students. We had 42 FMAM students in 2005 however, we now have 57. Major enrollment has increased 35% since 2005 and it is projected to see an additional 30% increase during this academic year.

The department faculty have implemented curricular changes, enhanced recruitment efforts, and worked with agribusiness industry leaders. The program director has represented the department at all college and strategic planning meetings as well as provided leadership for the department.

In addition, the FMAM department sponsors the Western Collegiate Food Marketing Competition that draws agribusiness food marketing teams from the Western United States. The notoriety and prestige that adorns the students from competing and winning in this competition is evident in the job arena.

In conclusion, the current demand for graduates is higher than student enrollment, which is instrumental in the recent student number increase. We measure the demand by the number of students that we place in jobs after graduation. We cannot fill our employers needs.
Minority Opinion 1 out of 5 faculty/staff : With modifications
Minority Explanation We have one faculty member that wasn't for or against.

Recommendation 16
Department Human Nutrition and Food Science
Consensus Opinion 13 out of 13 faculty/staff : Con
Consensus Explanation The Human Nutrition and Food Science Department (HNFS) is unanimously opposed to the P&R recommendation for merge/discontinuation of the Food Marketing and Agribusiness Management (FMAM) program for the following reasons:

First, FMAM provides up to 8 classes in core support for programs in HNFS in addition to AVS and AHS. In particular, the FMAM program provides HNFS students opportunity to expand their education through competitive projects dealing with food marketing and additional industry contacts. HNFS feels that merging this program with another will diminish the quality of the specific course HNFS students rely on. A program absorbing FMAM will likely become excessively diverse leading to an eventual decline in the intellectual expertise in FMAM. This subsequently will reduce the educational quality of the core support classes that HNFS students take.

Second, the historic experience in HNFS with merged programs (Consumer Sciences and Foods and Nutrition with business, food science and dietetic options) demonstrates that stagnant student enrollments were clearly enhanced by creating independent programs in Food Science & Technology and Apparel Merchandizing and Management. HNFS believes the recommendation to merge divergent programs will not save money for reallocation and eventually lower overall student enrollment.
Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
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Recommendation 16
Department Plant Sciences
Consensus Opinion 19 out of 19 faculty/staff : Con
Consensus Explanation Plant Science Response for FMAM

The Food Marketing and Agribusiness Management (FMAM) department is an instrumental part of education of the entire student population of the College of Agriculture. FMAM has one class in our Plant Science curriculum. They teach classes that incorporate Plant Science by including projects, examples, industry speakers, and industry tours. FMAM also has classes in the following College of Agriculture program curriculums: Animal Science FMAM 10 classes, Food Science and Technology 8 FMAM classes, Animal Health Science 5 FMAM classes, Apparel Merchandising and Management 3 FMAM classes, and Ag Science 2 FMAM classes.

Under the recommendations the single greatest need for this program was recruitment of qualified students. Enrollment has increased 30% since 2005. They had 42 students majoring in 2005 and now have 55. With the increase in numbers, upper division courses are filled.

The program director position has implemented curricular changes, enhanced recruitment efforts, worked with agribusiness industry leaders, represented the department at all college and strategic planning meetings as well as provided leadership for the department.

Agriculture is California’s number one industry, generating an estimated $500 billion of agricultural produce annually, making CA the world’s sixth largest producer. The FMAM Department is in the College of Ag which is the 2nd largest by enrollment of only seven agricultural institutions in California. This department is the sole provider of agribusiness graduates focusing on the industry specific needs of the $1 trillion Southern Californian economy and its 21 million people. The department has a combined urban and rural focus with ancillary type organizations: pharmaceuticals, farm and ranch management, agribusiness advertising, agriculture inspector, agriculture processing/packing manager, commodity broker, import & export agent, fair manager, food chain buyer, food procurement broker, floriculture, park and rec., food industry, management consultants, appraisers, equine insurance, etc..

The current demand for graduates is higher than student enrollment, which is instrumental in the recent student number increase. The new web page and other recruitment efforts enhanced exposure of the vast opportunities for these graduates.

The FMAM department sponsors the Western Collegiate Food Marketing Competition that draws agribusiness food marketing teams from Colorado State University, Arizona State University, New Mexico State University, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, University of Nevada, Reno, California State University, Chico, Great Basin College, Portland State University, Rio Hondo College, Chaffey College, and Consumnes River College. Cal Poly Pomona’s food marketing team from the FMAM department has placed first, second, and top five throughout the previous three years. The notoriety and prestige that adorns the students by competing and winning in this competition is evident in job arena.













Minority Opinion NA out of NA faculty/staff : NA
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