In February 2014, Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life announced a new initiative in partnership with the Charles F. Kettering Foundation, the Engagement Scholarship Consortium, Community-Campus Partnerships for Health, and the Art of the Rural organization. The initiative, titled “Extension Reconsidered” engaged 13 states and organized a series of events that invited citizens to imagine and consider new ways for Cooperative Extension to serve as a vital resource for communities in the 21st century. University of Minnesota is one of 13 land-grant universities that participated in reflecting upon and envisioning cooperative extension’s role and relevance across the whole of American higher education. The University of Minnesota Extension, in partnership with colleagues from the College of Design developed and facilitated a series of six creative events using Design Thinking methods for Minnesota’s Extension Reconsidered.
Minnesota Design Center
89 Church St SE
1 Rapson Hall (directions and maps)