Photo Slideshow: Defining the UA's Land-Grant Mission

Aug. 28, 2012

The first Morrill Act establishing land-grant institutions was enacted in 1862 and, since then, ways the act has been applied have changed with shifting social dynamics. The University of Arizona's land-grant mission is about providing a broadly accessible education to citizens while also creating new knowledge and translating discoveries in ways that are beneficial to the public from a context that is global in nature. Consider community-based benefits and demands at both the state and federal level, the land-grant mission becomes all the more dynamic and important.