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ERIC Number: EJ1096804
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1534-6102
The Next Wave: Building a University Civic Engagement Service for the Twenty-First Century
Alperovitz, Gar; Howard, Ted
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, v10 n2 p141-157 2005
Historically, America's land-grant universities offered non-elites access to higher education while developing and disseminating new, practical knowledge (particularly agricultural science). In the late twentieth century, the historic land-grant mission was eclipsed by other institutional concerns. Efforts now are under way around the country to revive that tradition within higher education and make it relevant to the social and economic needs of citizens and communities in the twenty-first century. At the University of Maryland at College Park, the Engaged University Initiative is working to help refocus the institution's commitments and resources (human, intellectual, financial) to build toward a civic engagement service that will be relevant to land-grant universities nationally.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Maryland; Michigan; Minnesota; Oregon; Pennsylvania
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Morrill Act 1862
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