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ERIC Number: EJ845023
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-0318-9090
The Rising Tide of Outreach and Engagement in State and Land-Grant Universities in the United States: What Are the Implications for University Continuing Education Units in Canada?
McLean, Scott; Thompson, Gordon; Jonker, Peter
Canadian Journal of University Continuing Education, v32 n1 p83-108 Spr 2006
In this paper, we describe the outreach and engagement movement in the United States and explore the implications of this movement for university continuing education units in Canada. Across the United States, major universities have adopted the vocabulary of "outreach and engagement" to foster a shift in the relationships of those universities with communities and organizations beyond the traditional boundaries of the institution. This vocabulary has its roots in the work of Ernest Boyer (1990, 1996) and the Kellogg Commission on the Future of State and Land-Grant Universities (1999, 2000). In the past decade, many American universities have adopted new leadership and organizational structures to make an operational commitment to outreach and engagement. In Canada, university continuing education units have traditionally been involved in activities that fit within the concept of outreach and engagement, and leaders of such units should consider the implications of the outreach and engagement movement. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada; United States