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Plagens, Gregory K.; Stapleton, Kenneth C. – Metropolitan Universities, 2011
The idea that social relations can aggregate into social capital has intuitive appeal that scholars are finding useful as they seek to explain variations in community outcomes. This article suggests that it may be time for metropolitan university administrators to begin thinking beyond community relations or community engagement as they seek to…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Community Relations, Social Capital, Institutional Advancement
Brownell, Blaine; Shrader, David – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1997
Metropolitan university fund-raising efforts that are clearly related to the institution's mission, strategic plans, and a coherent image of the university are most likely to succeed. These institutions must build on their unique strengths and develop strong relationships with individuals, foundations, and corporation in the local community.…
Descriptors: College Planning, College Role, Fund Raising, Higher Education
Duffy, J. Trey – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1999
To respond effectively to the complex issues presented by students with disabilities, colleges can develop a broad network of campus collaborators and clearly articulated policies and procedures to handle most or all situations. Integrating effective policies and procedures with a decisive mission statement, competent staff with specific…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accessibility (for Disabled), Administrative Policy, College Environment
Story, Naomi Okumura – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1999
Little is known about the Asian Pacific American (APA) college student, but three problems may have important implications for teaching and learning: communication with and within the population; refugee waves; and generational identity. Educators should consider alternative and more appropriate strategies to avoid neglecting segments of this…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Classroom Techniques, College Environment, College Role
Jun, Alexander; Tierney, William G. – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1999
Changes in higher-education policy make it harder for underrepresented minorities in urban environments to gain access to or succeed in higher education. A framework is offered for effective college preparation programs to address the unique needs of low-income, urban minority youth. The framework focuses on development of both academic and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Access to Education, College Preparation
Schneider, Anne L. – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1998
Pasteur's quadrant is offered as a framework for escaping the dichotomy of "applied" vs. "basic" research. By focusing on research inspired by the community or society's needs, and which also draws on or creates appropriate theory, public universities can alter faculty's research agenda so that the total contribution of university research to the…
Descriptors: College Administration, Higher Education, Public Colleges, Public Service
Yarmolinsky, Adam; Martello, John S. – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1996
Strategies for building the connection between an urban university and the surrounding community through a service learning program are discussed, drawing on the experience of the Shriver Center at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County campus. Issues addressed include consideration of program form and function, faculty involvement, and…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Role, Higher Education, Program Administration
Rubin, Victor; Fleming, James J.; Innes, Judith – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1998
Inherent in the philosophy behind community outreach partnership center (COPC) programs and university-community collaboration is flexibility in instituting models, strategies, and solutions for those partnerships. However, evaluating collaborative efforts is difficult because each project differs according to needs, resources, and goals. One…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education
Melnick, Rob; Waits, Mary Jo; Rex, Tom – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1998
Research in two inner-city areas of Phoenix (Arizona) and its surrounding suburbs documents the importance of analyzing a metropolitan area's economy from the perspective of industry clusters before determining economic development policies and strategies for urban revitalization. In addition, the project reveals lessons about the role of…
Descriptors: College Role, Economic Development, Higher Education, Inner City
Skivington, Kristen D. – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1998
Argues that a strong case can be made for supporting outreach as a value-added function in a university. Specific strategies for positioning outreach within the university by developing a power base are outlined. The case of the University of Michigan-Flint is offered as an example of this approach. Seven lessons learned in the process are noted.…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Administrators, Alumni, Case Studies
Folkman, Daniel; Rai, Kalyani; Percy, Stephen L. – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1998
The Community Action Scholars Program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee provides education and training in organizational design and leadership to grassroots organizations and neighborhood residents. Insights drawn and lessons learned about university-community collaboration during this experience have the ultimate goal of empowering…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Community Programs, Empowerment, Higher Education
Sockett, Hugh – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1998
Presents a typology of partnerships (service, exchange, cooperative, systemic/transformative) based on a philosophical analysis of trust relationships. An analysis of two major partnership projects in Virginia (the Manassas Park Educational Partnership and the Urban Alternative project at George Mason University) suggests rules and procedural…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Classification, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation
Mulhollan, Paige – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1998
An early proponent of university development of community outreach partnership centers (COPCs) outlines his philosophy and encourages institutions to establish and nurture such programs, both for the public good and to promote positive change within the university. (MSE)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Role, Higher Education, Organizational Development
Ramaley, Judith A. – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1998
Development of community outreach partnership centers (COPCs) requires adaptations in the university environment. Institutions must reexamine and reinterpret the roles and responsibilities of faculty, design of the undergraduate curriculum, structures of the university that create the capacity to support and sustain different working relationships…
Descriptors: College Administration, College Faculty, Curriculum Development, Evaluation Criteria
Shapiro, Nancy – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1998
The College Park Scholars Program at the University of Maryland is a learning community, based on the model of a residential college, that was designed to attract and retain academically talented undergraduates. Three experiential learning components developed by faculty for the curriculum are colloquia, service learning units, and discovery…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, College Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Discovery Learning
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