Intellectual change – creating the university of the 21st century

GK Challenges, Contributions, Missions & Responsibilities

Change has typically come so slowly to higher education that someeducators have been known to tell a joke about a man, similar toRip Van Winkle in the classic Washington Irving short story by the same name, who woke up after being asleep for hundreds of years to find that the only thing he recognizes from life before his extended nap …

The Challenge of Transition in Public Higher Education

LW Challenges, Contributions

The American Land-Grant University was established in 1863 when President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Act into law. Setting aside federal land in the individual states for public universities, the idea behind the Act was to make higher education accessible for the first time to the broader American population in a concentrated effort to help the nation grow and develop …