ERIC Number: ED426676
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Feb
Returning to Our Roots: The Engaged Institution. Third Report.
Kellogg Commission on the Future of State and Land Grant Universities, Washington, DC.; National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Washington, DC.
This report urges that the mission of land grant universities be expanded beyond outreach and service to full engagement with their communities. The engaged institution is seen as being organized to respond to today's and tomorrow's students, bringing research and engagement that offer practical opportunities for students into the curriculum, and using its critical resources to address the problems of the communities it serves. The following 11 institutions developed exploratory portraits of engagement: Arizona State University; Iowa State University; Ohio State University; Pennsylvania State University; Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey; Salish Kootenai College (Montana); Tuskegee University (Alabama); the University of California, Davis; the University of Illinois, Chicago; and the University of Vermont. Analysis identified seven characteristics of the engaged institution: responsiveness, respect for partners, academic neutrality, accessibility, integration, coordination, and resource partnerships. Among five key recommendations offered are: (1) institutions should consider engagement as a central part of their mission; (2) institutions should develop engagement plans measured against the seven characteristics listed above; and (3) institutions should encourage interdisciplinary scholarship and research, including interdisciplinary teaching and learning. Two evaluation matrixes are appended. (DB)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Institutional Mission, Land Grant Universities, Outreach Programs, School Business Relationship, School Community Programs, School Community Relationship, State Universities
National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, 1307 New York Avenue, NW Suite 400, Washington, DC 20005; Tel: 202-478-6040; http://www.nasulgc.org
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kellogg Commission on the Future of State and Land Grant Universities, Washington, DC.; National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Washington, DC.
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