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Fitzgerald, Hiram E.; Bruns, Karen; Sonka, Steven T.; Furco, Andrew; Swanson, Louis – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2016
The centrality of engagement is critical to the success of higher education in the future. Engagement is essential to most effectively achieving the overall purpose of the university, which is focused on the knowledge enterprise. Today's engagement is scholarly, is an aspect of learning and discovery, and enhances society and higher education.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Land Grant Universities, Democracy, Expertise
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Fitzgerald, Hiram E.; Bruns, Karen; Sonka, Steven T.; Furco, Andrew; Swanson, Louis – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2016
In this commentary, the authors reflect on their 2012 article, "The Centrality of Engagement in Higher Education" (EJ1001357) reprinted in this 20th anniversary issue of "Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement." In their original article, they argued that for higher education to contribute meaningfully to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Scholarship, School Community Relationship, Social Change
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Collins, Christopher S. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2015
Land-grant extension is an ongoing example of higher education outreach and community engagement. Population, food, climate, and geographic isolation all factor into the importance of producing and facilitating agricultural knowledge. This qualitative study took place in a geographically isolated region with potential food security issues to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, School Community Relationship, Qualitative Research, Extension Education
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Fitzgerald, Hiram E.; Bruns, Karen; Sonka, Steven T.; Furco, Andrew; Swanson, Louis – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2012
The centrality of engagement is critical to the success of higher education in the future. Engagement is essential to most effectively achieving the overall purpose of the university, which is focused on the knowledge enterprise. Today's engagement is scholarly, is an aspect of learning and discovery, and enhances society and higher education.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Land Grant Universities, Democracy, Expertise
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Fitzgerald, Hiram E.; Simon, Lou Anna K. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2012
Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon's concept of the world grant ideal is grounded in three core values: quality, inclusiveness, and connectivity. These core values fuel the 21st-century imperative to build sustainable global prosperity. They represent an affirmation of the Morrill Act of 1862 in the context of a global society and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Values, Grants, Global Approach
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Jaeger, Audrey J.; Thronton, Courtney H. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2005
Research-extensive land-grant institutions face the unique challenge of asking faculty to fulfill a historic mission of public service in a time of scarce resources. This article discusses the parallel between the effects of resource dependency and academic capitalism on the research enterprise and on public service endeavors through the…
Descriptors: Social Systems, Public Service, Higher Education, Land Grant Universities
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Alperovitz, Gar; Howard, Ted – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 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…
Descriptors: Land Grant Universities, Access to Education, Institutional Mission, School Community Relationship
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Roper, Carolyn D.; Hirth, Marilyn A. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2005
This investigation traces the history of change in public higher education as it relates to its third mission, from the traditional service to the contemporary engagement. The article begins with the emergence of U.S. higher education institutions in the 1600s and documents the changes era by era to the present. In each era, higher education's…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Institutional Mission, Educational History, Educational Change