Longview Engagement Associates was founded to inspire constructive dialogue around the role and organization of 21st century universities. Land Grant Universities (LGUs), in particular, benefit from their deep engagement legacies associated with their Agricultural Experiment Stations and Extension services, yet have struggled to maintain their once unassailable status as the centerpiece for engagement on their campuses. As the third decade of the 21st century opens, the need for and challenges to LGU engagement becoming university-wide cannot be more apparent.
We seek to broaden the conversation by inviting readers, including academics and community members, to react to blog posts by posting comments and recommendations. Only by building upon each others’ thoughts will the conversation evolve for the benefit of communities and the institutions that serve them. Your engagement is important.