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2022-2023 General Catalog 
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AGH 180 - Turf Grass Facilities Mgt

Last Date of Approval: Spring 2021

2 Credits
Total Lecture Hours: 45
Course Description:
This course will teach the student management skills specific to the turfgrass industry. The student will gain valuable information on the day-to-day operations at a turfgrass facility. A large part of the course deals with the human relations aspect of being a turfgrass manager.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: None

Mode(s) of Instruction: Traditional/Face-to-Face

Credit for Prior Learning: There are no Credit for Prior Learning opportunities for this course.

Course Fees: None

Common Course Assessment(s): None

Student Learning Outcomes and Objectives:
Student Learning Outcomes: 

  • The student will differentiate between successful and unsuccessful turfgrass management styles. 
  • The student will recognize factors that the turf manager takes into consideration when selecting a qualified staff. 
  • The student will analyze different management styles and how they contribute to the employee’s productivity.

Course Objectives:

  • What are the functions of a manager? 
  • Does the turfgrass manager, especially in small organizations, participate in each of these functions? 
  • How does the superintendent effectively manage employees to perform their jobs efficiently and enthusiastically? 
  • What is a mission statement? 
  • What is goal setting and tactical planning? 
  • In smaller organizations, why is employee recruitment so important? 
  • How to attract qualified applicants to turfgrass positions 
  • What are different recruitment methods used to attract applicants? 
  • What is involved in the selection process of employees? 
  • What are the common biases that a manager should be aware of and avoid being influenced by them? 
  • What are the different types of discrimination? 
  • Why is it so important to train your employees? 
  • What types of training are available to employees? 
  • When is a good time to conduct employee training? 
  • What is performance management? 
  • What is a job performance guide? 
  • How to conduct a performance appraisal 
  • What does it take for a manager of turfgrass to be a good leader? 
  • What are the tools to increase leadership ability? 
  • What are the different styles of leadership?
  • What is motivation and where does it come from?

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