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ERIC Number: EJ907871
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1560
Conceiving Land Grant University Community Engagement as Adaptive Leadership
Stephenson, Max, Jr.
Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, v61 n1 p95-108 Jan 2011
This article asks land grant university leaders and faculty to think of their role in community engagement not simply as the provision of technical assistance or of research and development prowess, but as an opportunity for social leadership. It explores the case of Virginia Tech's effort to develop a regionally based model to secure long-term social and economic change in an economically ailing part of Virginia. The article suggests how land grant community engagement may be understood as adaptive leadership and provides a conceptual frame to understand better the role of such research universities in community change processes. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia