CTPA Members – CTPA is currently assisting UConn in locating candidates to teach a course in the Fundamentals of Arboriculture at the University. As most members are aware, UConn’s Department of Natural Resources and the Environment within the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources is in the process of establishing a two year degree program in Arboriculture and Urban Forestry. This is an exciting opportunity, both for CTPA and for UConn. The key to the success of this effort is finding the right instructor to teach the courses that are to be created.
At the moment, UConn is looking for an experienced arborist who can be the instructor for this newly created course in arboriculture. For people who are interested, here are links to the two documents that will provide additional detail:
The timeline for the implementation of the degree program is as follows:
Fall of 2019 – the first offering of a course in Arboriculture
Spring of 2020 – the first offering of a course in Urban Forestry
Fall of 2020 – the second offering of a course in Arboriculture; also, the official launch of the two year degree in Arboriculture and Urban Forestry
Spring of 2021 – the second offering of a course in Urban Forestry
Spring of 2021 or 2022 – the first awarding of degrees in Arboriculture and Urban Forestry from UConn
While this announcement relates to the Fall 2019 course, it would be desirable to identify an individual who can help build this course over time into a self-sustaining component of the University’s course offerings.
If you are interested, please apply directly to the University, as described in the Adjunct Faculty Announcement. If you are would like more information, please contact Dr. Jason Vokoun at the University, the CTPA Office or Carter Peck, Chair of the CTPA’s UConn Liaison Committee.