Curriculum Upgrade at Azerbaijan State Agrarian University

04/12/2019

Curriculum Upgrade at Azerbaijan State Agrarian University




In order to increase educational capacity on agricultural finance and extension services in Azerbaijan, AzAFF TA team organized two site visits to Azerbaijan State Agrarian University in Ganja. Together with local agronomists, international academic agronomist team visited the university first on 5-6 of December, 2019. Prior to the first visit, the team examined the faculties, departments and course contents by focusing mainly on Agronomy, Faculty of Agricultural Economics & Faculty of Agribusiness and Management.

During the first visit, AzAFF TA team observed analysed education system of ADAU, examined curriculum and collected feedback by visiting top management of the university (rector, deputy rector and deans), academic staff (department heads and related faculty members) and students. Service buildings of Azerbaijan State Agrarian University, classrooms, laboratories, farm of the university were visited and evaluated, as well.

After defining the aspects to be developed, AzAFF TA team prepared the report on this regard. Importance of teaching agricultural extension course, suggestion on relevant academic unit for delivery of agricultural extension course, content an necessary sources both in English and Turkish for of agricultural extension course, how the university could train the staff to teach extension course, importance of foundation Lifelong Training Centre within the university are the main topics of the report.

After completion of the report, AzAFF TA team organized the second site visit to ASAU and presented the result of the report to the academic staff (department heads and related faculty members). Along with the result of the report, TA team also showed a presentation on “Agronomy in 21st century and future vision” to the students, which was met with great interest. The university staff highly appreciated the report prepared on curriculum development and will consider application within the year of 2020.



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