Education Committee

Committee Chair

Laurie Smith - Oneida, TN


OBJECTIVES:  Work with the national committees on education policies and continuing education to promote efforts at the national level.

     To cooperate with state agencies and private organizations in Kentucky and Tennessee in encouraging forestry education activities both for professionals and the general public at all educational levels.

     To work with the forestry departments at the University of Kentucky, the University of Tennessee and the University of the South to select, according to approved guidelines, appropriate recipients of the K-T SAF Scholarship Award.

     Work with schools at all levels to promote the Forestry Profession: recruit qualified dedicated individuals from all segments of the national population and improve overall student knowledge of the forestry profession.

ORGANIZATION:  The Committee shall consist of a Chairman and at least 2 and no more than 6 additional members. The K-T SAF Chairman shall appoint the Chairman and members of the committee. The Chairman will attempt to appoint an equal number of members from each state. Each State must be represented by a minimum of one member.  One K-T SAF member from Tennessee and Kentucky will function as the Continuing Forestry Education Coordinator for each state and will work with the Education Committee to support the continuing education program.

ACTIVITIES: The committee will work with the K-T membership, other K-T committees and the public to provide information on the educational and career opportunities in forestry.  The committee will provide information about continuing education opportunities in forestry and related fields.

     The committee is charged with responsibility to provide the K-T Chapters direction on how to meet the educational needs of forestry professionals and the public.

     The Chairman will be responsible for assuring that a scholarship recipient is selected from the forestry programs at approved Universities, and appropriate certificates are prepared for the winter K-T Meeting.

     Scholarship awards will be based on:

         * A grade point average of 3.00 or above.

         * Demonstrates leadership and also actively promotes the profession of Forestry.

         * Is selected by faculty members (who are SAF members) from each university by ballot no later than November 30 of each year. The results will be forwarded to the Education Chairman by the fifteenth of December of each year.

     The committee shall meet at least once each year to prepare a written report to be submitted at the Winter K-T SAF meeting. The report will include a summary of activities, name of scholarship recipients and name of CFE recipients for the year.

     The chairman will be on the Student Development Fund committee.

AMENDMENTS:  This charter may be amended by majority vote of the Executive Committee.

Approved by Executive Committee  ____/s/ Jeffrey W. Stringer____ Date January 24, 2001

                                                                                     K-T SAF Chairman