- The MNR program requires 2 credits of NR 599 Non-thesis Research. The NR 599 course must be passed with a grade of “B” or higher for students to graduate from the program. The Non-thesis Portfolio is intended to be a capstone experience where information and skills built during the student’s tenure at the University of Idaho are brought together in a synthesizing experience. For students in the EESC track, please refer to guidelines from MOSS.
- Comprehensive Portfolio. Students will select assignments from their coursework that demonstrate achievement of each of the MNR SLOs shown below. Each SLO will be the title of a chapter, which will include the actual assignment along with a 1-page description of how the assignment helped the student achieve that specific SLO. Each SLO must have a uniquely representative assignment. A minimum of four different UI courses must be drawn from.
- The Portfolio will include an introduction (1-3 pages describing the selection of assignments) and a Discussion, comprised of 3-5 pages describing how the MNR program and achievement of the SLOs has influenced the thinking, skills, and career trajectory of the student. The final portfolio will be due to the Director 1.5 months prior to the end of the semester (or June 20th of the summer semester) and must include a note from the adviser that it has been reviewed prior to being submitted to the Director. It will be evaluated by a committee and assessment will be provided to the student prior to graduation.
MNR Student Learning Outcomes:
Learn and Integrate - Master and integrate information and knowledge from ecological, social, economic and political perspectives – into a systems view of natural resource issues.
Think and Create - Synthesize ideas and information to identify, analyze and problem-solve natural resource issues; demonstrate an application of this synthesis.
Communicate - Demonstrate oral, written and visual techniques to communicate complex natural resource ideas.
Clarify Purpose and Perspective - Understand diverse viewpoints and perspectives and apply these to the natural resources professions; demonstrate reflection and expanded understanding as applied to one’s professional goals.
Practice Citizenship - Define and apply sustainable stewardship and/or management of natural resources as an ethical, socially responsible practice; understand ethical dilemmas and make ethical choices.