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The modern land-grant university / edited by Robert J. Sternberg.

Contributor(s): Sternberg, Robert J [editor.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: West Lafayette, Indiana : Purdue University Press, [2014]Description: 1 online resource (xii, 431 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781612493350; 9781612493367; 161249336X; 1612493351.Subject(s): State universities and colleges -- United States | Education, Higher -- Aims and objectives -- United StatesAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Modern land-grant universityDDC classification: 378.73 Other classification: EDU040000 | EDU036000 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
History and mission / Charles I. Abramson [and others] -- Teaching and learning / Melanie C. Page [and others] -- Research and other scholarship / D. Alan Tree -- Service, cooperative extension, and community engagement / Jorge H. Atiles [and others] -- Diversity / Sue C. Jacobs [and others] -- Undergraduate academic experience / Jeremy D. Penn, John D. Hathcoat, Sungah Kim -- Liberal studies, undergraduate curriculum, and the land-grant idea / Pamela Martin Fry -- Graduate academic experience / Jean Van Delinder, Sheryl Ann Tucker -- Honors colleges and competitive fellowship programs / Robert Spurrier, Robert E. Graalman Jr. -- Campus life / Matthew S. Brown, Jovette R. Dew -- The library in the modern land-grant university / Sheila Grant Johnson [and others] -- Athletics / Ry Marcattilio-McCracken [and others] -- Economic development / Steven C. Price, Ron D. Duggins, Stephen W.S. McKeever -- Fostering human capital and human potential / J. Shane Robinson, Whitney A. Bailey -- Creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship / Michael H. Morris [and others] -- Role of the arts / Jean Van Delinder, Betty Ann Sisson -- Wisdom and ethics / Eric Reitan, Scott D. Gelfand, R. Steven Harrist -- Promotion and tenure / Tami L. Moore [and others] -- Role of institutional rankings / Laura L.B. Barnes, Christie Hawkins -- Financing and fiscal accountability / Robert E. Dixon [and others] -- Epilogue: Values underlying the activities of land-grant universities / Robert J. Sternberg.
Summary: "In an increasingly competitive higher education environment, America's public universities are seeking ways to differentiate themselves. This book suggests that a hopeful vision of what a university should be lies in a reexamination of the "land-grant mission," the common system of values originally set forth in the Morrill Land Grant Acts of 1862 and 1890, which established a new system of practically oriented higher learning across the United States. While hard to define, these values are often expressed by the one hundred or so institutions that currently define themselves as "land grants" under the three pillars of research, teaching, and engagement/extension. In order to understand the unique character of a modern land-grant institution, this book focuses especially but not exclusively on the multiple components of a single organization, Oklahoma State University, founded in 1890 and currently enrolling 35,000 students across five campuses. Contributors from across the university focus on what the land-grant mission means to them in their daily endeavors, whether that be crafting the undergraduate academic experience, stimulating research, or engaging with the community through extension activities. The twenty contributions are divided into four parts, exploring in turn the core mission of the modern land-grant university, the university environment, the university's public value, and its accountability. The volume ends with an epilogue by the editor, which summarizes the values underlying the activities of land-grant institutions. In a time of uncertainty in higher education, this volume provides a helpful overview of the many different types of value public universities bring to American society. It also offers a powerful vision of a future founded on land-grant ideas that will be inspiring to university administrators and trustees, other educational policymakers, and faculty and staff, especially those fortunate enough to be part of land-grant institutions"-- Provided by publisher.Summary: "In an increasingly competitive higher education environment, America's public universities are seeking ways to differentiate themselves. This book suggests that a hopeful vision of what a university should be lies in a reexamination of the "land-grant mission," the common system of values originally set forth in the Morrill Land Grant Acts of 1862 and 1890, which established a new system of practically oriented higher learning across the United States. While hard to define, these values are often expressed by the one hundred or so institutions that currently define themselves as "land grants" under the three pillars of research, teaching, and engagement/extension. In order to understand the unique character of a modern land-grant institution, this book focuses especially but not exclusively on the multiple components of a single organization, Oklahoma State University, founded in 1890 and currently enrolling 35,000 students across five campuses. Contributors from across the university focus on what the land-grant mission means to them in their daily endeavors, whether that be crafting the undergraduate academic experience, stimulating research, or engaging with the community through extension activities. The twenty contributions are divided into four parts, exploring in turn the core mission of the modern land-grant university, the university environment, the university's public value, and its accountability. The volume ends with an epilogue by the editor, which summarizes the values underlying the activities of land-grant institutions"-- Provided by publisher.
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"In an increasingly competitive higher education environment, America's public universities are seeking ways to differentiate themselves. This book suggests that a hopeful vision of what a university should be lies in a reexamination of the "land-grant mission," the common system of values originally set forth in the Morrill Land Grant Acts of 1862 and 1890, which established a new system of practically oriented higher learning across the United States. While hard to define, these values are often expressed by the one hundred or so institutions that currently define themselves as "land grants" under the three pillars of research, teaching, and engagement/extension. In order to understand the unique character of a modern land-grant institution, this book focuses especially but not exclusively on the multiple components of a single organization, Oklahoma State University, founded in 1890 and currently enrolling 35,000 students across five campuses. Contributors from across the university focus on what the land-grant mission means to them in their daily endeavors, whether that be crafting the undergraduate academic experience, stimulating research, or engaging with the community through extension activities. The twenty contributions are divided into four parts, exploring in turn the core mission of the modern land-grant university, the university environment, the university's public value, and its accountability. The volume ends with an epilogue by the editor, which summarizes the values underlying the activities of land-grant institutions. In a time of uncertainty in higher education, this volume provides a helpful overview of the many different types of value public universities bring to American society. It also offers a powerful vision of a future founded on land-grant ideas that will be inspiring to university administrators and trustees, other educational policymakers, and faculty and staff, especially those fortunate enough to be part of land-grant institutions"-- Provided by publisher.

"In an increasingly competitive higher education environment, America's public universities are seeking ways to differentiate themselves. This book suggests that a hopeful vision of what a university should be lies in a reexamination of the "land-grant mission," the common system of values originally set forth in the Morrill Land Grant Acts of 1862 and 1890, which established a new system of practically oriented higher learning across the United States. While hard to define, these values are often expressed by the one hundred or so institutions that currently define themselves as "land grants" under the three pillars of research, teaching, and engagement/extension. In order to understand the unique character of a modern land-grant institution, this book focuses especially but not exclusively on the multiple components of a single organization, Oklahoma State University, founded in 1890 and currently enrolling 35,000 students across five campuses. Contributors from across the university focus on what the land-grant mission means to them in their daily endeavors, whether that be crafting the undergraduate academic experience, stimulating research, or engaging with the community through extension activities. The twenty contributions are divided into four parts, exploring in turn the core mission of the modern land-grant university, the university environment, the university's public value, and its accountability. The volume ends with an epilogue by the editor, which summarizes the values underlying the activities of land-grant institutions"-- Provided by publisher.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

History and mission / Charles I. Abramson [and others] -- Teaching and learning / Melanie C. Page [and others] -- Research and other scholarship / D. Alan Tree -- Service, cooperative extension, and community engagement / Jorge H. Atiles [and others] -- Diversity / Sue C. Jacobs [and others] -- Undergraduate academic experience / Jeremy D. Penn, John D. Hathcoat, Sungah Kim -- Liberal studies, undergraduate curriculum, and the land-grant idea / Pamela Martin Fry -- Graduate academic experience / Jean Van Delinder, Sheryl Ann Tucker -- Honors colleges and competitive fellowship programs / Robert Spurrier, Robert E. Graalman Jr. -- Campus life / Matthew S. Brown, Jovette R. Dew -- The library in the modern land-grant university / Sheila Grant Johnson [and others] -- Athletics / Ry Marcattilio-McCracken [and others] -- Economic development / Steven C. Price, Ron D. Duggins, Stephen W.S. McKeever -- Fostering human capital and human potential / J. Shane Robinson, Whitney A. Bailey -- Creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship / Michael H. Morris [and others] -- Role of the arts / Jean Van Delinder, Betty Ann Sisson -- Wisdom and ethics / Eric Reitan, Scott D. Gelfand, R. Steven Harrist -- Promotion and tenure / Tami L. Moore [and others] -- Role of institutional rankings / Laura L.B. Barnes, Christie Hawkins -- Financing and fiscal accountability / Robert E. Dixon [and others] -- Epilogue: Values underlying the activities of land-grant universities / Robert J. Sternberg.

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Robert J. Sternberg is professor of Human Development at Cornell University. He was previously president of the University of Wyoming and past president of the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences and also of the American Psychological Association. Before moving to Wyoming, he was provost and senior vice president of Oklahoma State University, where this book was conceived. Previously, he was dean of arts and sciences at Tufts University and IBM professor of psychology and education and professor of management at Yale University.

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