ERIC Number: ED438749
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Fulfilling Higher Education's Covenant with Society: The Emerging Outreach Agenda. Summary of the Capstone Symposium.
Sandmann, Lorilee R., Ed.
This symposium summary has been designed as a reference tool to promote continued dialogue about higher education's outreach agenda. Only a short summary of each conference session (including a contact name for further information) is presented. Following the prologue, which reviews Michigan State University's outreach model, the first section of the report covers redefining and repositioning outreach in the university. Topics include integrating outreach with research, teaching, and service; integrating outreach into faculty careers; cooperative extension; and accomplishing outreach through centers and institutes. A section on new 21st century roles and rewards for university faculty follows. The section on leadership roles and responsibilities examines large-scale institutional change; developing outreach leadership; and outreach shaped by external constituencies. The section on assessing outreach discusses stimulating faculty involvement and leadership, and evaluating quality outreach. A section on community collaborations covers creating problem-focused outreach partnerships, managing access to university resources, knowledge-building in communities, university-school collaboration on research, regional outreach, and information technology. Topics in instructional outreach include evaluation of off-campus instruction, administering diverse instructional formats, assisting faculty through technology transitions, and funding instructional outreach. Other sections include a change model; the purpose and promise of higher education in a changing society; and an epilogue. Appendixes offer results of a symposium survey and a"poster" session. (CH)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Educational Change, Educational Resources, Evaluation Criteria, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Institutional Role, Leadership, Leadership Training, Organizational Objectives, Outreach Programs, Participative Decision Making, Partnerships in Education, Planning, School Community Programs, State Universities
Office of the Vice Provost for University Outreach, Michigan State University, 56 Kellogg Center, East Lansing, MI 48824-1022. Tel: 517-355-4589.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing.