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The Institution As A Citizen: How Colleges and Universities Enhance Their Civic Roles

  title={The Institution As A Citizen: How Colleges and Universities Enhance Their Civic Roles},
  author={Nancy L. Thomas},
This paper is premised on the assumption that civic responsibility is the contemporary version of higher education's historical outreach mission. With that as an understanding, it considers how best colleges and universities can fulfil this commitment of service to external communities, broadly defined to include local, national, and international concerns. The paper offers typologies of ways that institutions structure academic outreaCh, responsive curricula, land-grant and extension school… Expand
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