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Brown, M. Christopher, II – Journal of Negro Education, 2013
Historically Black colleges and universities are a unique institutional cohort in American higher education. These colleges have been celebrated for their achievements and critiqued for their composition at differing points during their collective history. This article addresses contemporary ebbs and flows of their relevance and reputation in the…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Institutional Characteristics, Educational Change, Institutional Mission
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Prasuhn, Frederick Carl – American Journal of Distance Education, 2014
U.S. public university system policies were examined to learn how credit hours were determined for asynchronous online education. Findings indicated that (a) credit hour meaning and use are not consistent, (b) primary responsibility for credit hour decisions was at the local level, and (c) no policies exist to guide credit hour application for…
Descriptors: Distance Education, College Credits, Electronic Learning, Asynchronous Communication
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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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MacDowell, Marsha; Kozma, LuAnne G. – Journal of Museum Education, 2007
In 1978, the Michigan State University Museum and Michigan 4-H Youth Development teamed together to develop Folkpatterns, a program to engage youth across the state of Michigan in cultural heritage educational activities. With support from National Endowment for the Humanities grants, 4-H education and museum-based humanities specialists, along…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Heritage Education, Museums, Cultural Background
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Brint, Steven; Riddle, Mark; Turk-Bicakci, Lori; Levy, Charles S. – Journal of Higher Education, 2005
One of the most important changes in American higher education over the last 30 years has been the gradual shrinking of the old arts and sciences core of undergraduate education and the expansion of occupational and professional programs. Occupational fields have accounted for approximately 60% of bachelors' degrees in recent years, up from 45% in…
Descriptors: Professional Education, Liberal Arts, Undergraduate Study, Educational Change
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Grubb, W. Norton; Lazerson, Marvin – Journal of Higher Education, 2005
In this article, the authors show how higher education converted to occupational education--called professional education to distinguish it from lower-level vocational training. The vocationalization process has always had dissenters, those who complain that the dominant focus on vocational goals undermines education's moral, civic, and…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Professional Education, Postsecondary Education, Moral Values
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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
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Herren, Ray V.; Edwards, M. Craig – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2002
Based on a review of primary and secondary sources, this article discusses the contexts, circumstances, people, and legislation that affected the origins and evolution of land-grant universities. Poses questions for the future, including whether land-grant universities are losing their historic commitment to their mission and becoming elitist.…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Agricultural Education, Educational History, Educational Legislation
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Preer, Jean – Journal of Higher Education, 1982
Efforts to desegregate public higher education have embodied two concerns: the need to overturn legally imposed segregation and the need to maximize educational opportunities. How lawyers and educators have brought their unique perspectives to bear on three issues is examined. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Black Students, College Attendance, Court Litigation
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