Nathan Kemper in the Office of Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness at the College of Arkansas has been named the winner of the Excellent Teaching of a Course Award for 2023 by the Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
The objective of the award is to realize distinguished contributions of persons to the job of agricultural economics. Kemper acquired the award for his training course AGEC 1103 – Concepts of Agricultural Microeconomics.
“In any agricultural economics program, the introductory microeconomic concept class is vitally critical, and that is certainly genuine for us,” said John Anderson, professor and section head. “This is the first economics course that most of our learners have at any time experienced. It is not only their introduction to our willpower for many, it is an introduction to a entire distinctive way of imagining. It is also the very first working experience that most pupils have with our department and our college.”
The study course is essential of all to start with-12 months agricultural enterprise majors and is element of the university’s social science main curriculum and common education curriculum.
Kemper’s teaching philosophy and methods have developed a classroom atmosphere wherever pupils are motivated to study. In 2017, Kemper made AGEC 1103 for on-line shipping and delivery, his initial, and in whole, he has designed six on-line classes with a seventh prepared.
“Dr. Kemper has made AGEC 1103 to serve as a reliable disciplinary foundation for college students, but he also manages the class in this kind of a way that students can hook up not just with the content but with our system,” Anderson explained.
Largely based on the on line material formulated and directed by Kemper, the section has produced a new 100% on-line B.S. in agricultural business with a focus in agribusiness chance administration, currently on monitor for launch in Slide 2023.
“Dr. Kemper has also formulated an fantastic on line version of ag micro, and that study course has served as the template for all our other on-line written content advancement,” Anderson said. “Under Dr. Kemper’s management, we are at this time in the acceptance process for a fully on the net undergraduate degree featuring. Nathan Kemper is a single of the ideal agricultural economics instructors in the place. His operate in our ag micro course is emblematic of the top quality of his do the job, his ground breaking technique to class development and shipping and delivery, and his creativeness in linking instruction with the other missions of the department.”
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