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Atiles, Jorge Horacio – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2019
The community engagement professional (CEP) plays a critical role in engaging faculty, staff, and students with communities. In order to do this in the most effective way, this essay advocates for CEPs to become familiar with the Cooperative Extension system and develop competency for engaging Extension personnel, even when those personnel are not…
Descriptors: Extension Education, School Community Relationship, Competency Based Education, College Faculty
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Byrne, John V. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2016
Public higher education is in danger of failing to respond sufficiently to changing conditions that affect the public's need for services. A recognition of the apparent failure of higher education to keep pace with societal change and to meet the additional challenges of declining funding, increased accountability, and shifts in public attitudes…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, School Community Relationship, School Culture, Higher Education
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Byrne, John V. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2016
In this commentary, author John Byrne reflects on his 1998 "Journal of Public Service & Outreach" article, "Outreach, Engagement, and the Changing Culture of the University" reprinted in this 20th anniversary issue of "Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement." Byrne's 1998 article was a call to modify…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, School Community Relationship, School Culture, Higher Education
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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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Brackmann, Sarah M. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2015
Studying community engagement provides another lens for examining how neoliberal universities collaborate with external organizations to move closer to the market, often in the hope of promoting the public good. This study examined the tension between the public and private aspects of university-community partnerships by studying the impact of…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Neoliberalism, Commercialization, Politics of Education
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Matthews, Paul H.; Karls, Anna C.; Doberneck, Diane M.; Springer, Nicole C. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2015
Although growing numbers of graduate students nationwide express interest in developing and documenting boundary-spanning skills in community-engaged research, teaching, and outreach, formal opportunities to do so are often limited, especially at the large research institutions producing most future faculty members. This article focuses on initial…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Land Grant Universities, Professional Development, Portfolios (Background Materials)
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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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Franz, Nancy – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2014
The Cooperative Extension System was created in 1914 with the passage of the Smith-Lever Act. The act provided resources to improve access to education by creating this nationwide organization to bring land-grant university research and resources to people where they lived and worked. Cooperative Extension was the first formal nationwide structure…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Land Grant Universities
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Herts, Rolando D. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2013
This dissertation research project aimed to identify benefits and drawbacks of public land-grant university involvement with tourism planning and development, an emergent form of university-community engagement. Using qualitative methodology, the study's findings led to the codification of levels of university tourism planning and development…
Descriptors: Land Grant Universities, Public Colleges, Black Colleges, Tourism
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Jordan, Nicholas; Schulte, Lisa A.; Williams, Carol; Mulla, David; Pitt, David; Slotterback, Carissa Schively; Jackson, Randall; Landis, Douglas; Dale, Bruce; Becker, Dennis; Rickenbach, Mark; Helmers, Matt; Bringi, Bobby – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2013
Global demand is increasing for food, feed, and fiber; for additional agricultural outputs, such as biofuels; and for ecosystem services, such as clean water and outdoor recreation. In response, new agricultural enterprises are needed that produce more outputs from existing lands while meeting the "triple bottom line" of high performance…
Descriptors: Land Grant Universities, Land Use, Agriculture, Economic Factors
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Jaeger, Audrey J.; Jameson, Jessica Katz; Clayton, Patti – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2012
This case study examines North Carolina State University's community-engaged scholarship faculty development program established in 2009-2010. Reflections by the program coordinators and participants reveal that the university's paradoxical identity as both a land-grant and a research institution has produced tensions in three areas: funding…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Land Grant Universities, Faculty Development, College Faculty
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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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Matthews, Paul H. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2012
A "student scholars" program was developed to engage undergraduates at a large, public, land-grant research university with its public service and outreach mission, through cohort meetings, supervised internships, and site visits. Qualitative and pre-/post-participation quantitative data from the first cohort of 10 students show that…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Research Universities, Land Grant Universities, Public Colleges
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Gee, E. Gordon – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2010
This article presents remarks by E. Gordon Gee, the president of the Ohio State University, at the 10th annual National Outreach Scholarship Conference. He talks about his realization that the time had come for higher education institutions to reinvigorate and expand their commitment to communities. Upon returning to Ohio State, he thought hard…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Universities, Outreach Programs, Goal Orientation
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Chesney, Clyde E.; Samuel, Javiette; Fuller, Deena Sue – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2009
Tennessee State University has a rich history of public service and civic engagement--thus the motto "Think, Work, Serve." Founded in 1912, Tennessee State University has grown dramatically from a small college to two campuses. We actively engage in adhering to the cornerstone of the land-grant universities: teaching, research, and outreach. Our…
Descriptors: Land Grant Universities, Program Descriptions, School Community Relationship, Public Service
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