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Crises of Legitimacy of Science-Are we with science or not?

Crises of Legitimacy of Science-Are we with science or not?

Lou Swanson, Emeritus Vice President of Engagement, Colorado State University Scott Reed, Vice Provost Emeritus, Outreach and Engagement, Oregon State University Providing Evidence-based knowledge is a foundational raison d’être among Extension mission statements.  This blog and the next address the social and political delegitimation of science over the past few decades, as well as the acceleration of attacks on science as an academic and social enterprise.  There is a public crisis of legitimacy for science.   Simply stated, science is becoming…

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University-wide Engagement and the Transdisciplinary University

University-wide Engagement and the Transdisciplinary University

Photo by Hans-Peter Gauster on Unsplash Lou Swanson, Emeritus Vice President of Engagement, Colorado State University Scott Reed, Vice Provost Emeritus, Outreach and Engagement, Oregon State University Blah blah ‘…..disciplinary’ – what’s the difference?  Each is quintessential in their power to produce knowledge.  It is not a matter of which type of academic inquiry is better than the others.  But one of these, a single author writing within the narrow foci of a single sub-discipline tends to be the classic…

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