Summer 2021 Course Information
History and Leadership of Land Grant Universities
||University of Missouri
||3 credit hours - $590 per credit
||June 07, 2021 - July 30, 2021
This course provides students the opportunity to learn about the establishment of the
Land Grant University system and its impact on higher education and society. Students will learn
about history and events that led to the passage of the Morrill Acts (1862, 1890) that established the
Land Grant System and consider the influence of the Act on contemporary higher education
institutions. Specific focus will be given to the tripartite Land Grant mission of teaching, research and
extension, and its role in addressing the contemporary challenges facing higher education. Students
will interact with leaders and influencers in higher education and have access to their insights
regarding the future of the Land Grant University system.
For course access questions, contact the teaching university’s campus coordinator. For enrollment questions, contact your home university campus coordinator.
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Disability Support Services
To request accommodations for this course, contact the disability support office at your home university. You must register each semester and for each course. Read more about the Great Plains IDEA process for requesting accommodations.
(OPTIONAL) Land-Grant College and Popular Revolt: The Origins of the Morril Act and the Reform of Higher Education
Publisher: Cornell University Press
(OPTIONAL) Land-Grant Universities for the Future
Stephen Gavazzi/E. Gordon Gee
Publisher: John Hopkins University Press
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This course does not require an exam proctor.
This course does not include synchronous components.