ERIC Number: ED394472
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Colleges of Agriculture at the Land Grant Universities. A Profile.
National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Board on Agriculture.
The colleges of agriculture are confronting significant challenges to their future due to the changing role of farming in the United States and the corresponding changes in the interests of U.S. citizens in agriculture, i.e., the food, fiber, and natural resource complex. This publication is the first of two volumes by the Committee on the Future of the Colleges of Agriculture in the Land Grant University System, convened by the National Research Council's Board on Agriculture. The committee's charge is to assess the adaptation of the land grant colleges to the public's changing needs and priorities and to recommend public policy and institutional change that can enhance the colleges' role in serving the national interest. Chapter 1 is a review of the history of the land grant system. Chapter 2 explores the colleges' operating environment. Teaching, research, and extension are explored in chapters 3, 4, and 5, respectively. Chapter 6 explores the system's components from the perspective of the federal-state-private sector partnerships that jointly support the system's function. Chapter 7 provides a closer look at individual colleges and their similarities and differences within the system as a whole. Conclusions and recommendations will follow. Detailed data tables are appended. (Contains 37 references.) (CK)
Descriptors: Agricultural Colleges, Economic Factors, Educational Change, Extension Education, Farm Occupations, Higher Education, Institutional Mission, Land Grant Universities, Needs Assessment, Public Policy, Resource Allocation
National Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20418 ($34.95).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.; Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Board on Agriculture.