West Virginia University has created the Center for the Future of Land-Grant Education to study changes that have occurred in higher education during the past several decades. The center will officially launch Thursday, Sept. 28th at the Erickson Alumni Center.
The center will be housed in the WVU College of Education and Human Services and will serve as a hub for researchers. According to a WVU news release, the center's goal is for researchers to address the challenge of providing a quality education as public funding is reduced and to bridge the disconnect between higher education and the community.
The Center for the Future of Land-Grant Education will be open to the public. It will release an annual report with data highlighting the state of land-grant systems by examining factors such as financial access, and engagement among faculty and students.