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Public scholarship: a tool for strengthening relationships across extension, campus, and community

Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC)
Monk, J. Kale (main author), Benson, Jacquelyn J. (author), Bordere, Tashel C. (author)
Online journal article
Publication Date:
Extension Journal, Inc.
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center, Funk Library, University of Illinois
Subject Term:
extension communication, extension education, extension programs, higher education, Missouri, USA, scientific communication, universities, outreach, collaboration
5 pages., Article #:3TOT1, via online journal., Higher education resources are increasingly limited due to declining budget revenue and other challenges. Thus, it is vital for Cooperative Extension to synergize efforts of disseminating education to the public. Promoting public scholarship in and beyond Extension is a promising initiative that can foster collaborations by leveraging existing resources in advancing the Extension mission. We highlight a new program aimed at encouraging a culture of public scholarship across academia. The program is intended to increase knowledge about public scholarship and awareness of its benefits to stakeholders, identify barriers to public scholarship, and provide concrete examples of ways Extension and non-Extension faculty can collaborate on research and programming efforts.