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  1. Opportunities for Collaboration: What the Future Should Hold Bridging the Gap Between 1890 and 1862 Land-Grant Institutions Agricultural Economics Programs June13, 2005

  2. Bridging to the Future If you want to be the bridge, you must be prepared to be walked upon. – John Coleman Surely we will get to that destination if we join hands in the effort. – Aung San Suu Kyi IPFD

  3. Fallacies of Trying to Forecast the Future “Man will never reach the moon regardless of all future scientific advances.” – Dr. Lee DeForest Inventor of TV “There is no likelihood man can ever tap the power of the atom.” – Robert Millikan, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1923 “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.” – Thomas Watson, Chairman of IBM, 1943 Even the best can get it wrong. IPFD

  4. Collaboration “Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds.” – Alexander Graham Bell “A good discussion increases the dimensions of everyone who takes part .” – Randolph Bourne “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” – Henry Ford IPFD

  5. Future Challenges for the 1890/62 Universities • Globalization (Loss of control) • Migrations: (Capital/Labor/Jobs/Input Resources and Intellect) • Human Deprivation (Pockets of Starvation) • Innovation (Outpace human capacity to exploit meaningfully) • Chemicalization (Overmedication of society) • New Paradigm for Education • Diminishing ecological resources IPFD

  6. My problem with the future is it is not what it used to be. • AND • Your predictions are as good or better than mine. IPFD

  7. Collaborating inTeaching & Learning • Roles and expectations for students, staff and senior leadership • Addressing the push and pull of internationalization • Harnessing the possibilities from technologies • We/You must accept the challenge • Provide public policy input during the present exciting times • Market driven • Government regulated • Constrained funding IPFD

  8. Collaborating in Discovery & Research • Roles and expectations for students, staff and senior leadership • Addressing the push and pull of internationalization • Harnessing the possibilities from technologies • We/You must accept the challenge • Provide objective public policy input during the present exciting times • Market driven • Government regulated • Constrained funding IPFD

  9. Collaborating inOutreach & Service • Roles and expectations for staff and senior leadership, and constituents • Addressing the push and pull of internationalization • Harnessing the possibilities from technologies • We/You must accept the challenge • Provide public policy input during the present exciting times • Market driven • Government regulated • Constrained funding IPFD

  10. Collaborating inInstitutional & Process Transformation • Roles and expectations for students, staff and senior leadership • Addressing the push and pull of internationalization • Harnessing the possibilities from technologies • We/You must accept the challenge • Provide public policy input during the present exciting times • Market driven • Government regulated • Constrained funding IPFD

  11. Now is the accepted time, not tomorrow, not some more convenient season. It is today that our best work can be done and not some future day or future year. It is today that we fit ourselves for the greater usefulness of tomorrow. -- W. E. B. DuBois IPFD

  12. Handy Williamson, Jr., Vice Provost International Programs and Faculty Development Professor of Agricultural Economics University of Missouri-Columbia Williamsonha@missouri.edu http://Ipfd.missouri.edu