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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
McMahon, Joan D.; Caret, Robert L. – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1997
Describes the process of redesigning faculty roles and reward structures at Towson State University (Maryland) and in the University of Maryland System from 1988-95, noting the pressures and outcomes it created. Topics addressed include workload; alignment of roles, policy, mission, and values system; clarification of roles and workload; faculty…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, College Faculty, Compensation (Remuneration), Faculty Workload
Shaw, Kenneth A.; Lee, Kathryn E. – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1997
Describes the process of change at Syracuse University (New York) focusing on the role of core values, institutional mission, and a vision for the future in the change process at a time of declining enrollment and economic difficulties. Results of the process are noted, and suggestions are made for adapting the approach for public colleges and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Change Strategies, College Planning, Declining Enrollment
Chambers, Stephen; Sanjeev, Arun P. – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1997
Describes the development of performance indicators at Wichita State University (Kansas) that reflect more accurately the institution's diverse, nontraditional constituencies and urban mission. Also presents results of their application and provides useful information for other institutions about considerations and techniques for developing…
Descriptors: Evaluation Criteria, Higher Education, Institutional Mission, Institutional Research
Schallenkamp, Kay K.; And Others – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1997
Describes the four-year process by which the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater redefined its faculty evaluation, promotion, and tenure system to link faculty rewards to student learning outcomes and to promote faculty priorities more consistent with the institution's mission. At the outset, two-thirds of the faculty were tenured. Topics discussed…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Change Strategies, College Faculty, College Outcomes Assessment
Johnson, Raymond N.; Wamser, Carl C. – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1997
Argues that any college or university policy change that enlarges rather than restricts faculty roles must address five aspects of scholarship that interact with each other: scholarly activities; expressions of scholarship; motivations for scholarship; and quality and significance of scholarship. Offers a comprehensive model of scholarship and…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Higher Education, Institutional Mission, Organizational Change