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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