Advancing as a Global Land Grant University
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A land-grant university concentrates on the creation and dissemination of knowledge that enables people. At the Morrill Act’s inception, and remaining relevant today, land-grant universities are structured around “placing knowledge in the hands of people who can apply it in the world” (Provo, 2013). The land-grant vision considers access to higher-education as a public good and develops avenues that increase the dialogue between research and practice... As land-grant institutions grow into global land-grant institutions, they need to be inclusive, integrated, and dynamic. Virginia Tech is considering how global changes (i.e. climate change, globalization, resource constraints) and modernization (i.e. advances in technology and communication) shift the definition of what the land-grant university will be.