Document Type

Report

Publication Date

12-2016

Publication Title

The Lincy Institute Research Brief

Publisher

Lincy Institute

Publisher Location

Las Vegas, NV

Issue

4

First page number:

1

Last page number:

10

Abstract

For more than a century, cooperative extensions and the land-grant universities have translated and extended research-based knowledge and provided non-formal higher education to their communities. Today, more than 80% of the nation’s population are living in urban areas (The World Bank, 2015). Challenges facing diverse populations require cooperative extensions to collaborate and form partnerships to leverage resources and expertise. This brief explores the nation’s Cooperative Extension System, in particular the university cooperative extensions run by 1862 Land-Grant Universities. Researchers developed an intrinsic case study design to examine cooperative extensions in 15 states and interviewed leaders of the cooperative extensions to identify 1) how cooperative extensions collaborate with other institutions in and out of state; 2) whether cooperative extensions use local extension offices for student recruitment or fundraising; 3) funding sources of the cooperative extensions; and 4) whether cooperative extensions meet their goals. Common themes emerging from the study demonstrate a high-level of collaboration with other universities and faculty, and minimal use of local county offices for student recruitment and fundraising activities.

Keywords

Education, Higher; Nevada

Disciplines

Education | Higher Education | University Extension

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

1.266kb

Language

English


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