Applied Community Development Studies

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Applied Community Development Studies


Dr. Susan Mwaniki, Chairperson, Department of    Applied Community Development Studies
Welcome to the Department of Applied Community Development Studies (ACDS). Our department is in the Faculty of Education and Community Studies and offers the following degree programmes: BSc. in Agriculture and Human Ecology Extension (AGHE); BSc. in Clothing, Textiles and Interior Design (CTID); BSc. in Community Development (CDEV); MSc. in Community Studies and Extension (COSE); and Ph.D. in Community Studies and Extension (COSE). Our degree programmes are offered both in regular (full-time) and part-time modes of learning. Additionally, BSc. CDEV and MSc. COSE are offered on E-learning mode.
We have a dedicated and experienced team of staff that engages undergraduate and postgraduate students in learning, creation of new knowledge and commitment to our vision of enhancing sustainable livelihoods for individuals, families and communities.The department also runs an outreach programme committed to improving the livelihoods of individuals, families and communities around the university and within Nakuru County. The outreach activities are varied and based on participatory needs assessment with communities.
Academic staff and graduate students in the department have undertaken various research projects and published in diverse areas such as food security; management of small and micro-enterprises; perceptions of adolescents on dressing; adoption of technology among small scale farmers; children’s socialization in cultural and social contexts; youth and gender studies; livelihood studies: sources and use of alternative fibers; agricultural extension; integrated pest management; entrepreneurship and use of indigenous knowledge for community development.We are always looking for committed and enthusiastic students to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate studies with us, to contribute to research projects and to share our excitement in applying our scholarly work in enhancing the livelihoods of individuals, families and communities.
 

Research Activities

  1. Enhancing Cassava production among small scale framers through agro-processing and commercialization in Ngata Division, Rongai District .  Funded by National Council
  2. for Science and Technology (on-going).
  3. Investigation of the ecological and economic potential of triumfettatomentosabojer as source of textile fibre in Kenya. Funded by National Council of Science and Technology (On-going )
  4. Utilization of Hibiscus Sabdariffa (Roselle) plant as a source of textile fibre in Kenya in collaboration with KIRDI) (on-going)
  5. Documentation of Maasai Indigenous knowledge in water resource management. Funded by Egerton University (on-going)
  6. Internet access and its influence on teaching and learning at institutions of higher education: The case of Egerton University funded by Egerton University (on-going)
  7. Enhancing Management and technical skills among women entrepreneurs within the dairy processing industry in Kenya (Funded by the African Institute for Capacity Development (AICAD).
  8. Management of technology among women entrepreneurs in micro and small enterprises in the dairy industry: A Kenyan situation. Funded by Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA)
  9. Determination of growth requirements, production and utilization of Aramina fibers from UrenaLobata l. in Kenya.  Funded by Egerton University
  10. Employment status, employer expectations, and factors that influence career choice, mobility and satisfaction of Egerton University's, clothing, Textiles and Interior design graduates (2002-2009
  11. Use of dress, kanga, in the communication of Zanzibari women

 

Dr. Rose K. Ong’oa-Morara, PhD

Dr. Rose K. Ong’oa-Morara, PhD
Lecturer
Faculty of Education and Community Development Studies
Egerton University
P. O. Box 536, 20115 Egerton, Kenya
Mobile: +254 – 700-268-657
Email: morararose3@gmail.com

EDUCATION

2009

Ph.D., Heritage Studies

Arkansas State University, USA

2007

Masters in Heritage studies

Arkansas State University, USA

2005

Masters in Public history

Arkansas State University, USA

2000

B.Sc. Clothing, Textiles & Interior Design

Egerton University, Kenya

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Heritage management; African Dress, indigenous knowledge

WORK EXPERIENCE

Sep 2012 - present

Coordinator clothing Textiles & Interior Design Program

Oct 2010 - Present

Lecturer, Dept. of Applied community development studies

2004-2006

Research assistant, Arkansas University Museum, USA.

2003-2006

Research assistant, Arkansas University Archives, USA.

2001-2010

Teaching assistant, Dept. of Applied community development studies

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS

2012 - 2013

Documentation of Maasai Indigenous knowledge in water resource management

2007-2009

Use of dress, kanga, in the communication of Zanzibari women

2004-2008

Documentation of the contribution of slaves of African decent in the development of Lake port plantation in Arkansas, USA

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

1

Ogendi, G.M., Morara, R.K. & Olekaikai, N.K.W. 2012. The Influence of Westernization on Water Resources Use and Conservation among the Maasai People of Kenya. Klaver I and Johnstone, B. (Eds). Water, Cultural Diversity & Global Environmental Change: Emerging Trends, Sustainable Futures? UNESCO-IHP Water and Cultural Diversity initiative. Springer Publishers, p141-143.

2

Ogendi, G. M., Kilonzi, C.M & Morara, R.K. 2012. Sand dams and plant indicators: Indigenous Knowledge in Water Resource Use and Management among the Kamba People, Kenya . Klaver I and Johnstone, B. (Eds). Water, Cultural Diversity & Global Environmental Change: Emerging Trends, Sustainable Futures? UNESCO-IHP Water and Cultural Diversity initiative. Springer Publishers, p137-147.

3

Ong’oa-Morara R., Kanga: One Size Fits All. Saarbrucken, Germany. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing

RESEARCH INTERESTS

African Dress, African Indigenous knowledge

Giannaenerica K. Otieno

Giannaenerica K. Otieno
Assistant Lecturer
Faculty of Education and Community Studies
Department of Applied Community, Development Studies. (Clothing, Textiles and Interior Design Program)
Egerton University
P. O. Box 536, Egerton, Kenya
Mobile: +254 - 722 780 733
Email: giannaotieno@yahoo.com/giannaenericao@gmail.com

EDUCATION

1990

Master of Education ( Home Economics)

Kenyatta University, Kenya

1987

Bachelor of Education (Home Economics)
 

Kenyatta University, Kenya

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Clothing and Textiles

WORK EXPERIENCE

2003-Present
 
 
2001-2003
 
2001-2004
 
1993-2001
1991-1993
1990-1991
1987-1988

Assistant lecturer, department of Applied Community Development Studies, (Clothing, Textiles and Interior design program) , Egerton University- Kenya
 
Part –time lecturer, Department of Clothing, Textiles and Interior Design. Egerton University.
 
Part- time lecturer, Department of Textile Science and Design, Kenyatta University. Nairobi – Kenya.
Designer at G. Creations, interior design enterprise, Nairobi - Kenya
Assistant lecturer, Department of Home Science and Technology, Moi University, Eldoret – Kenya.
Teacher, Lioki Secondary School, Kiambu-Kenya.
Teacher, Lugulu girls high school, Bungoma – Kenya.

 

 

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS

2013 (Ongoing)

Employment status, employer expectations, and factors that influence career
choice, mobility and satisfaction of Egerton University's, clothing, Textiles and Interior design graduates (2002-2009)

1989 - 1990

Physiological, psychological and socio-economic factors influencing clothing selection and buying practices among Kenyans: A study of Kenyatta University community.

 

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

1. Career choice, mobility and satisfaction of clothing, textiles and interior design university graduates.

2. Employment status, employability and employer, expectations of clothing, textiles and interior design university graduates.

3. Current developments in textile design and production.
 

 

Applied Community Development Studies Staff List

  1. Dr. Catherine N. Munyua
  2. Adijah M. A. Olubandwa
  3. Dolphine A. Dr. Odero
  4. Nancy O. Openda
  5. Rose Kinanga Ong'oa
  6. Susan M. Wanyaga Mwaniki
  7. Kamau Penina W.
  8. Jane Mumbi Kibuga
  9. Susan Muthoni Kamuru
  10. Dr. Milcah Mulu-Mutuku
  11. Giannaenerica K. Otieno
  12. Rebecca Jepkemboi Tarus
  13. Abonyo Jane Akinyi
  14. Doris Kathambi
  15. Theuri Elishipha W.
  16. Kongodi Nicodemus O.

 

Bachelor Of Science In Community Development

RationaleThere is an urgent need for comprehending the rapid changes affecting families, communities and the larger society. These changes are attributed to cultural, economic, technological, political, environmental and human factors at different levels in the society. In development, a range of complimentary policies including active participation of individuals and families at the grass root level is important for many interventions in communities‟ sustainable development. Development projects are more likely to succeed if they emphasize beneficiary participation at the individual, family and community levels. It is therefore the aim of this programme to develop strategies focussing on humans, as individuals in families at community and society levels. This curriculum is a result of a survey that was carried out by the department of Agriculture and Human Ecology Extension to determine the current needs in family and community development. Programme ObjectivesBy the end of the training, the graduates will be able to:i) Demonstrate competencies in management and leadership for community development.ii) Promote the welfare of individuals, families and communities.iii) Have a better understanding of various issues affecting individuals, families and communities.iv) Apply analytical research skills crucial for improving the quality of life in individuals, families and communities.v) Engage in gainful employment for self-reliance.vi) Pursue advanced studies in areas related to community development studies.Admission RequirementsCandidates must satisfy entry requirements for Egerton University.In addition candidates must have passed KCSE at minimum grades indicated below:
Biology C+ or Biological sciences B-
Chemistry C+ or Physical sciences B-
Or B- in any of the Humanity subjects.
Applicants with a minimum of credit (or pass with at least two years of experience) at diploma level in Agriculture and Home Economics, Agricultural Education and Extension, Co-operative management, Community development and any other related field from institutions recognised by Egerton University senate may be considered for admission. Course Structure and DurationThe degree programme may be undertaken either as fulltime or as part time for a maximum of 170.5 Credit Factors. CDEV – Denotes: C – Community DEV – Development Three digits are used for coding as follows:- First digit is for year of study, Second digit is for the sub-discipline as follows:-Development studies Community studies Family studies Human development Entrepreneurship development Seminars and Field attachment.Third digit indicates the level of the course within a sub discipline. Examination RegulationsAll examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance with examination regulations as stipulated in the Egerton University Statute XXVIII Grading SystemThe grading of examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance with in Egerton University Statute XXVIII Graduation RequirementsTo graduate a student shall be required to take and pass ALL scheduled courses within the stipulated period. Degree ClassificationDegree classification shall be in accordance with Egerton University Statute XXVIII.
 

Bachelor Of Science In Clothing, Textiles And Interior Design

RationaleDespite considerable technological progress, a noticeable degree of poor housing, and interior design, health and sanitation prevails in both rural and urban areas. The programme aims at producing a cadre of trained professionals, who will advise and demonstrate approaches and techniques of altering the living environment. Moreover, there is growing demand for competent personnel in the areas of clothing, textiles and interior design with increased opportunities created by East African Federation, COMESA, and the international markets. Programme ObjectivesThe objectives of the programme are to: -i) Prepare graduates for a variety of careers in Clothing, Textiles and Interior Design.ii) Provide graduates with professional competencies necessary for both formal and self-employment in institutions, industries and organizations related to their field of training, so that they can compete to advantage in the job market.iii) Produce graduates with research skills in the areas of Clothing, Textiles and Interior Design.iv) Provide graduates with basic skills, knowledge and understanding to pursue further education in the areas of Clothing, Textiles and Interior Design.Admission RequirementsCandidates must satisfy entry requirements for Egerton University. Candidates must have passed the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Educationat the minimum grades as indicated below:Biology C+ or Biological Sciences B- Chemistry C+ Physical Sciences B- Mathematics C+ Mathematics C+ English/Kiswahili C+ English/Kiswahili C+ Candidates with a diploma with at least a credit pass from an institution recognised by Egerton University senate. Course Structure and DurationThe degree programme may be taken on either full time or part time basis for a minimum of 169.5 credit hours. Graduates with a diploma from a college recognized by Egerton University senate may receive up to a maximum of 30% credit hour transfers. Coding of the courses offered by the Department of Applied Community Development Studies is represented by CTID standing for C=Clothing, T=Textiles, I=Interior and D=Design. This is followed by a three-digit figure.The first digit (starting from the left) represents the year in which the course is offered. The second digit represents the field of study as follows: General art, drawing and designing studies Textiles studies Interior design studies Clothing studies Field studies and Industrial attachment Research and seminars. Projects Professional and business studiesThe third digit denotes the serial number within the area of the year of study starting from zero.Examination RegulationsAll examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance with examination regulations as stipulated in the Egerton University Statute XXVIII. Grading SystemThe grading of examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance with in Egerton University Statute XXVIII. Graduation RequirementsTo graduate a student shall be required to take and pass ALL scheduled courses within the stipulated period. Degree ClassificationDegree classification shall be in accordance with Egerton University Statute XXVIII.

Master of Science In Community Studies And Extension

RationaleThe Master of Science programme in Community Studies and Extension (COSE) is designed to address the rapid changes affecting individuals, families, communities, and the society. These changes evolve around cultural, economic, technological, political, environmental and human factors at different levels in society. COSE focuses on sustainable development, which proposes a range of complementary policies to enhance active participation of individuals and families at the grass root level in development interventions. M.Sc. Community Studies and Extension is unique and differs from most programmes offering Masters degree in Community development related areas in the following ways:M.Sc COSE has the extension component, which lacks in the other degree programmesThe target groups for M.Sc. COSE are the individuals, families and households. This gives it a grassroot approach, which is not emphasized in other programmes.The practicum component is unique to M.Sc. COSE and gives students an opportunity to critically analyze the approaches, activities and roles of organizations involved in community development. The M.Sc. COSE program is expected to contribute towards development in critical areas of community improvement such as family and youth development, gender and development, entrepreneurship, community resource management, project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.Objectives of the CourseThe objectives of the Programme are to:i) Build human capacity in academic and critical thinking to address issues related to physical, economic, technical, social, and psychological transformation of the family and community.ii) Provide the student with knowledge and skills in identifying, analysing and interpreting issues in community development.iii) Equip the student with understanding of the process of identifying, planning, and managing community development projects.iv) Enhance the student‟s capacity to incorporate information technology in resource allocation, networking and community development programmes.v) Demonstrate an understanding of theory and practice of research in community studies and extension.Admission RequirementsThe regulations for the admission to the Masters degree Programme as specified in the Egerton University Statute shall apply. In addition, applicants for the Master of Science degree in Community Studies and Extension shall be required to have at least upper second class honours bachelor‟s degree in Agriculture and Human Ecology Extension, Community Development or related qualifications from recognised institutions. In exceptional cases, holders of lower class honour may be admitted if they have at least two years of relevant experience.109.4 Course Structure and Duration

  • Full-time candidates for the Masters‟ degree shall be registers for a minimum of eighteen (18) months and maximum of thirty-six (36) months.
  • Part-time candidates for the Master‟s Degree shall complete their programme in a period between thirty (30) and forty-eight (48) months. Candidates must successfully complete thirty (30) Credit Factors of coursework, four (4) credit factors of practicum and in addition successfully complete a Masters Thesis of fifteen (15) C.Fs.

The Masters degree in COSE shall have two options:
o Community Resource Mapping and Management.o Family Ecologyo The programme shall be undertaken by Coursework, Examinations and Thesis. The coursework shall constitute a minimum of 30CFs of which 21 CFs will be from compulsory courses and 9 CFs from elective courses. Thesis will constitute 15 C.F. The student shall also undertake a practicum for a period of eight (8) weeks.Course CodingCOSE denotes: Co for Community, S for Studies and E for ExtensionThe three digits used for coding indicate the following:The first digit is the level of study.The second digit is the sub-discipline whereby.The third digit is the level of the course within a sub-discipline1=Core courses2=Community Resource Mapping and Management3=Family EcologyExamination RegulationsAll examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance with examination regulations as stipulated in the Egerton University Statute XXIXGrading SystemThe grading of examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance with in Egerton University Statute XXIXGraduation RequirementsTo graduate a student shall be required to take and pass ALL scheduled courses within the stipulated period.Degree ClassificationThe of Master of Science degree in Community Studies and Extension degree is not classified in accordance with Egerton University Statute XXIX

Bachelor Of Science In Agriculture And Human Ecology Extension

RationaleThe B.Sc. in Agriculture and Human Ecology Extension is a double major in Agriculture and Human Ecology. The programme aims at graduating professionals who will adequately advise on the techniques of improving agricultural enterprises, better management and utilization of farm produce, family, and community resources. The graduates will also have skills and knowledge in areas such as project planning and management, entrepreneurship, community consultancy, gender and development, appropriate technology among others that address community development issues. The B.Sc. Programme in Agriculture and Human Ecology Extension at Egerton University is one of its kind in East Africa integrating two areas of study crucial for any country‟s growth and development. Objectives of CoursesThe objectives of the programme are to:Equip students with skills necessary for improving the physical, psychological and socio-economic development and well being of individuals, families and the community.Prepare students with competencies needed for employment in agricultural extension, rural and urban development, micro and small enterprises.Enable students acquire research skills to effectively address issues affecting the quality of life of individuals, families and communities. Admission RequirementsApplicants must satisfy entry requirements for admission into the University. In addition the applicants must:-Have passed KCSE with the minimum grades in the subjects indicated below.Biology B or Biological Sciences BChemistry B or Physical Sciences BMathematics C+ or Mathematics C+Applicants with a Diploma with Credit or Pass with at least two years of relevant experience at Diploma level in Agriculture related fields from Institutions recognized by Egerton University, will be considered. Course Structure and DurationThe degree programme may be undertaken either as fulltime or as part time for a minimum of 160 Credit Factors. The duration of study may vary from two and a half years to four academic years, depending on Credit hour Transfer from previous Diploma training from Institutions recognised by Egerton University Senate, for full time students and five to eight years for part- time students.Course Coding:AGHE Denotes: AG – Agriculture; HE – Human Ecology ExtensionThree digits are used for coding as follows:-First digit is for year of studySecond digit is for the sub-discipline as follows:-ExtensionEntrepreneurship & Consumer StudiesCommunity Projects & DevelopmentHuman DevelopmentResearch and SeminarsField AttachmentThird digit indicates the level of the course. Examination RegulationsAll examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance with examination regulations as stipulated in the Egerton University Statute XXVIII. Grading SystemThe grading of examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance with in Egerton University Statute XXVIII. Graduation RequirementsTo graduate a student shall be required to take and pass ALL scheduled courses within the stipulated period. Degree ClassificationDegree classification shall be in accordance with Egerton University Statute XXVIII.

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