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1. Williams, Katy. The Land-Grant Mission and The Cowboy Church: Diffusing University-Community Engagement.

Degree: 2012, Texas A&M University

The land-grant university and the cowboy church are two social institutions designed to engage communities. Research is abundant on the former and limited on the latter. The purpose of this study was to provide a descriptive report on cowboy churches, while identifying the potential for university-cowboy church collaborations and examining the direct implications to Cooperative Extension. Rogers' Diffusions of Innovations conceptualized this study and was employed to evaluate the acceptability of university-cowboy church collaborations. This basic qualitative study utilized a purposive snowball technique to identify key informants of the American Fellowship of Cowboy Churches (AFCC). Ten subjects participated in semi-structured, face-to-face and phone interviews. Data were analyzed for common themes and patterns within the context of each of this study's objectives. Findings described cowboy churches affiliated with the AFCC, the interpersonal and mass media communication channels used by these churches, and subject awareness of Cooperative Extension. Conclusions and implications suggest university-cowboy church collaborations are an acceptable innovation, especially in the context of Extension collaborations. There are relative advantages for such collaborations, shared compatibility through each institution's mission, and ample opportunities for trialibility. County agents should initiate contact with cowboy church pastors and collaborations should be initiated regarding in information exchange, horses, livestock shows, and youth. Advisors/Committee Members: Strong, Robert L. (advisor), Lockett, Landry L. (advisor), Brown, William A. (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Cowboy church; Diffusion of Innovations; diffusion; attributes of an innovation; Cooperative Extension; Texas AgriLife Extension; university-community engagement; Land-grant mission; American Fellowship of Cowboy Churches; community collaborations

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APA (6th Edition):

Williams, K. (2012). The Land-Grant Mission and The Cowboy Church: Diffusing University-Community Engagement. (Thesis). Texas A&M University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-2011-12-10528

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Williams, Katy. “The Land-Grant Mission and The Cowboy Church: Diffusing University-Community Engagement.” 2012. Thesis, Texas A&M University. Accessed March 21, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-2011-12-10528.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Williams, Katy. “The Land-Grant Mission and The Cowboy Church: Diffusing University-Community Engagement.” 2012. Web. 21 Mar 2019.

Vancouver:

Williams K. The Land-Grant Mission and The Cowboy Church: Diffusing University-Community Engagement. [Internet] [Thesis]. Texas A&M University; 2012. [cited 2019 Mar 21]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-2011-12-10528.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Williams K. The Land-Grant Mission and The Cowboy Church: Diffusing University-Community Engagement. [Thesis]. Texas A&M University; 2012. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-2011-12-10528

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation


Texas A&M University

2. Coppedge, Richard Howard. An Assessment of Knowledge and Skills Competencies for Wind Energy Technician I: A Delphi Methodology.

Degree: 2015, Texas A&M University

Harvesting power for mankind is not a new concept, but the ideology of wind energy is considered an emerging field. The United States alone has grown from producing 3,000 megawatts in 2000 to 39,000 megawatts today (Liming & Hamilton,2011). With the growth in the wind energy industry new jobs are being added daily. With this growth comes a need to better understand what knowledge and skills are expected for a person to have to enter the field. The goal of Career and Technology Education (CTE) is to prepare individuals for the world after high school. As new occupations form there is a need for CTE programs to take a deeper look at what courses are offered and how the curriculum for those courses are developed. This Delphi study sought to identify the knowledge and skills a person should possess to successfully be employed as a wind energy technician. The theory of content-centered education was utilized to drive this study. The theory emphasizes the use of industry experts to develop curriculum to better prepare students for the industry itself. To develop the instrument, the researcher identified six colleges in the state of Texas which offered a wind energy technician certificate I. The curricula from the six different programs were combined to create the instrument. The instrument consisted of one hundred twenty-two knowledge and skill competencies which were divided into 11 categories. The instrument was sent to three different instructors, each of whom taught wind energy at a college in the state of Texas, for validation. The study consisted of 17 individuals, with the title of wind energy technician, to form the panel of experts. The Delphi process relied on three rounds to form a consensus on the specific knowledge and skill competencies the panel of experts believed were important for a person to know or possess to be successfully employed as a wind energy technician. The panel of experts where given the opportunity to add to the list of knowledge and skill competencies during the first round, but no further competencies were added. The study identified 86 knowledge and skill competencies which achieved a level of agreement to meet consensus. The consensus was based on a 75% level of agreement. There were thirty-two knowledge competencies and fifty-four skill competencies which the panel of experts achieved a sufficient level of agreement on. These competencies could potentially be utilized to begin a new Career and Technology Education program which prepares secondary students for a successful career in the wind energy industry. Advisors/Committee Members: Strong, Robert L (advisor), Ritz, Rudy (advisor), Murphrey , Theresa (committee member), Ulmer , Johnathan (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Delphi; Wind Energy; Curriculum Development; Competencies

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APA (6th Edition):

Coppedge, R. H. (2015). An Assessment of Knowledge and Skills Competencies for Wind Energy Technician I: A Delphi Methodology. (Thesis). Texas A&M University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/156256

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Coppedge, Richard Howard. “An Assessment of Knowledge and Skills Competencies for Wind Energy Technician I: A Delphi Methodology.” 2015. Thesis, Texas A&M University. Accessed March 21, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/156256.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Coppedge, Richard Howard. “An Assessment of Knowledge and Skills Competencies for Wind Energy Technician I: A Delphi Methodology.” 2015. Web. 21 Mar 2019.

Vancouver:

Coppedge RH. An Assessment of Knowledge and Skills Competencies for Wind Energy Technician I: A Delphi Methodology. [Internet] [Thesis]. Texas A&M University; 2015. [cited 2019 Mar 21]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/156256.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Coppedge RH. An Assessment of Knowledge and Skills Competencies for Wind Energy Technician I: A Delphi Methodology. [Thesis]. Texas A&M University; 2015. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/156256

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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