As we celebrate the legacy of the Morrill Act and look forward to the Cooperative Extension System’s centennial in 2014, we need to ask some fundamental questions.
• What is Extension?
• What are its public purposes and value in troubled times like ours?
• How does it fit with efforts to reshape and strengthen higher education's public engagement work?
• And what does it offer to the urgent work of renewing and sustaining our economy, our environment, and our democracy?
We’ll take these questions up in conversation at this event, drawing lessons from forgotten aspects of Extension history, and from contemporary work in Minnesota and elsewhere.
This event is part of UMN Land Grant 150, a yearlong celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Morrill Act of 1862—legislation that laid the groundwork for the land-grant research university's ongoing mission: learning, discovery, and engagement for the common good.
Scott J. Peters, Professor, Cultural Foundations of Education, Syracuse University; Co-Director, Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life
Richard Senese, Senior Associate Dean, University of Minnesota Extension
This event is sponsored by the Jandris Center for Innovative Higher Education and University of Minnesota Extension. Refreshments provided by the Office for Public Engagement
Questions about this event can be directed to the Jandris Center for Innovative Higher Education, firstname.lastname@example.org.