ERIC Number: ED492537
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Aug
The Role of the Land-Grant Institution in the 21st Century. Research & Occasional Paper Series: CSHE.6.04
Sherwood, James E.
Center for Studies in Higher Education, Paper originally presented to the Center for Studies in Higher Education (Berkeley, CA, Apr 22, 2003)
The paper focuses on the land-grant mission of outreach to its community. It reviews the history of the land-grant institution and its missions, especially in the context of changes in higher education at the end of the 20th century that affect funding, demographics, and institutional mission and culture. UC Berkeley provides a case study. The paper proposes that land-grant institutions need a specific organization or unit dedicated to lifelong learning, and that there needs to be a national, standard-setting body for engagement.
Descriptors: Land Grant Universities, Institutional Mission, Educational Change, Educational History, College Role, Outreach Programs, Lifelong Learning
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Center for Studies in Higher Education.