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 Fieldwork Hours Submission

Sustainable Agriculture Institute Promotes Sustainable Education through Permaculture Design

Sustainable Agriculture Institute

Welcome to the Fieldwork Hours Submission Process

 

The Sustainable Agriculture Institute’s Office of the Registrar is responsible for registration requests, schedules classes and maintains class lists, enforces the rules for entering or leaving classes, and keeps a permanent record of grades, and reviews / approves all credit transfers/awards.

The below form will allow you the opportunity to submit your continuing Practicum Hands-on Fieldworks to the Sustainable Agriculture Institute to allow for the Award of Educational Credits.

These awarded Educational Credits can then be applied to your SAI Transcript to support the number of Credit Hours required for your selected Level of Education Program with SAI.

Please take your time and complete the form to the best of your abilities.

 

If you have any questions concerning the Submission Process and Qualification Standards used by SAI you can always contact the Office of the Registrar.

Clarity of Submission:

1. Use a clear numbering system, ie: 1, 2, 3,

2. Clearly Title each item for submission respective to each area of submission.

ie: 1. Farm Garden Construction –

3. Write a Clear description of each activity that you are submitting for review.

4. Identify and attach any Supporting Evidence such as pictures, testimonials, certificates, awards, etc…

5. Use the Slider to choose the Number of Fieldwork Hours you are requesting for each respective area. Sections (3 – 6)

6. Finally go back to the top of the form and use the slider to total the Final Recompilation of Sections 3 – 6 which will represent your final total of hours you are submitting for review.

Note: Remember the more clearly you are able to describe your Fieldwork Hours the easier and more likely it will be for the SAI Administrator to apply as Educational Hours for conversion to Credit Hours.

 

Submission, Review, Award Process:

1. Submission of Request – Students completes the form and submits information and supporting evidence for Fieldworks Hours. Submit the form by clicking on the “Submit”  button located on the bottom of this page (digital form).

2. Notification of Submission – Once your Submission is received by SAI you will receive an email notification from the Office of the Bursar informing you that your submission for the Application of Fieldwork Hours has been received by SAI. You will receive an invoice for the Submission Review Administration Fees of 50 USD, which are associated with the Review Process.

Note: All Fees, Courses, or Program costs can be paid by all major credit cards or PayPal.

3. Submission Review – Once the Office of the Bursar has confirmed payment of the Review Process Administration Fees they will release the hold on Review with the Office of the Registrar. The Registrar will then review the Submission and inform the Student if more information or clarifications are needed to approve the Fieldworks Hours. If the hours are all in order the Registrar will inform the student of the acceptance and award of their Educational Hours or request further supporting evidence.

4. Credit Hour Acceptance – Once the final acceptance of all Fieldworks Educational Hours is complete the Office of the Registrar will inform the Office of the Bursar who will initiate the Credit Award Administration Fee Process. 

5. Credit Award Administration Fees – Once the Educational Hours have been accepted and awarded as Credit Hours by the Registrar the student will be sent an Invoice by the Office of the Bursar for the application of the Credit Hours to the Official SAI Transcript. SAI applies a 10 USD per Credit Hour Administration Fee for the application of Credit Hours to Official Transcripts.

Note: all Fieldwork Hours are weighted for Educational Hours at a 1:2 Ratio. (1 Fieldwork Hour = 2 Educational Hours)

Example: 150 Fieldwork Hours = 300 Educational Hours = 20 Credit Hours

(1 Credit Hour = 15 Educational Hours)

6. Application of Credit Hours to Transcripts – Once the Office of the Registrar is informed by the Bursar of the completed payment for the Credit Hour Award Administration Fees the Registrar will apply the Credit Hours to the Students Official Transcript.

7. Award of Diploma and Degrees – The student will then be informed by the Office of the Registrar of the completion of the prescribed Credit Hour Requirements of their Submitted Educational Level Diploma of Degree Program. If the student has earned the required number of Credit Hours for the respective program the Registrar informs the Bursar which will allow the student to facilitate the ordering of Official SAI Diploma or Degrees and Transcripts.

8. Issuance of Diploma, Degrees, and Transcripts – The Office of the Registrar will send out the original (physical) Diploma, Degrees and Transcripts once informed by the Office of the Bursar that the payment of all Administrative fees has been made. The Registrar will mail the Original and any requested Certified Copies to the student through register priority mail.

 

Permaculture Applied Fieldwork Hours Submissions Form

Educational Program Level for Credit Hour Submission

Please choose the Educational Program

Prequalification Submission of Permaculture Design(er) Course

In order to qualify for the Submission of Fieldworks Hours for the purpose of award and conversion to Credit Hours, a Permaculture Design Course Certificate must be submitted to SAI for review. Please attached the supporting certification below.
Click or drag a file to this area to upload.

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Section 1 - Student Details

Please complete the below section with your Personal Student Details.

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Section 2 - Recompilation of Total Hours Submitted for each respective Fieldwork Section (3 - 6) below:

Once you have completed sections 3 -6 you will need to add together the totals for each respective section which will give you your Recompilation Total Hours which you are submitting for Fieldwork Hours to be awarded by SAI as Credits Hours in support of your Permaculture Diploma or Permaculture Degree.
Please Note: all Fieldwork Hours are weighted for Educational ours at a 1:2 Ratio. 1 (Fieldwork Hour = 2 Educational Hours) 1 Credit Hour = 15 Educational Hours

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Section 3 - What Areas of Service or Work can be Applied to Fieldwork Hours:

After your graduation as Permaculture Designers from your Permaculture Design Course, you may have spent some of your time practicing permaculture or sustainability. The accumulated hours that you have spent working on your Permaculture Farm can be used to support your Fieldwork Hours. Have you developed your own Permaculture System in your home or farm? You may submit for review the hours that you have spent on your farm projects in support of the development of your farm, homestead, backyard garden, or balcony garden. Remember this section is for your personal projects, the next section 4 is to support assistance or volunteering on other projects, farms, institutes, city/school/community gardens. Supply any supplementary supporting evidence such as pictures of the work that you may have to help validate your claims for the hours in support of your Fieldwork Hours Submission.
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Directions: Move the slider to the number of hours that you have totaled from the above Description of Your Fieldworks Hours for submission in support of your Award of Credit Hours.
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Section 4 - Assisting or Volunteering in developing Permaculture Systems on a Permaculture Project (not your own)

After your graduation as Permaculture Designers from your Permaculture Design Course, you may have spent some of your time practicing permaculture or sustainability. The accumulated hours that you have spent working on a Permaculture Project supporting others in Permaculture or Sustainable Development can be used to support your Fieldwork Hours. Compile supporting information for proof of your assistance or volunteer works in support of your Fieldworks Hours Application. Supply any supplementary supporting evidence such as pictures of the work that you may have to help validate your claims for the hours in support of your Fieldworks Hours Submission.
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Directions: Move the slider to the number of hours that you have totaled from the above Description of Your Fieldworks Hours for submission in support of your Award of Credit Hours.
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Section 5 - Teaching or Assisting on Permaculture or Sustainability (workshops/seminars/courses)

You may submit in support of the hours for your Fieldwork any hours which you may have spent teaching or assisting on Permaculture or Sustainability. The normally accepted formats for acceptance are workshops, seminars, or courses. Supply any supplementary supporting evidence such as pictures of the work that you may have to help validate your claims for the hours in support of your Fieldwork Hours Submission. 
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Directions: Move the slider to the number of hours that you have totaled from the above Description of Your Fieldwork Hours for submission in support of your Award of Credit Hours.
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Click or drag a file to this area to upload.

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Section 6 - Free Form Submission of Alternative Items Relating to Permaculture and Sustainability

The above section may not pertain to the type of work that you may have performed in your continuing permaculture education or fieldwork. In this section, you may list or describe alternative items that you may have done in support of the application for your Permaculture Applied Fieldwork Hours. The Permaculture Community is very open to alternative ways to help change the world to a better place and creating a more sustainable future. You never know your alternative submission may be acceptable to the SAI administration and the hours' count towards your award of Fieldwork Hours. Supply any supplementary supporting evidence such as pictures of the work that you may have to help validate your claims for the hours in support of your Fieldworks Hours Submission.
Selected Value: 0
Directions: Move the slider to the number of hours that you have totaled from the above Description of Your Fieldworks for submission in support of your Award of Credit Hours.
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Click or drag a file to this area to upload.

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If you have any questions concerning the Submission Process and Qualification Standards used by SAI you can always contact the Office of the Registrar.