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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
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
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
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
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
Borden, Victor M. H.; Rooney, Patrick M. – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1998
Research shows that learning communities are an effective way to improve student performance and persistence, but the success of any particular implementation is not guaranteed. Each program should be evaluated with regard to the likelihood that better-prepared students tend to participate. The protocol used for evaluation at Indiana…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods
Thomas, John Clayton – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1998
Urban governing regime theory holds that cities are governed by ongoing coalitions of local economic and political actors who, in processes more complex than once thought, work to achieve particular ends, particularly but not exclusively economic. The theory is summarized, implications for urban universities and leaders are examined, and the…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Case Studies, City Government, College Administration
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
Walker, Bill; Lee, Joni – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1997
Argues that when viewed as resources, constituencies of metropolitan universities can be used to effectively communicate institutional quality and garner new support. Outlines steps that external relations professionals can take to create involved constituencies for the university. Notes effective use of alumni in legislative efforts and creation…
Descriptors: Alumni, Case Studies, Government School Relationship, Higher Education
Rankin, Sue – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1999
Increasingly, homosexual members of the academic community are being subjected to physical and psychological harassment, discrimination, and violence that obstruct the achievement of their educational and professional goals. Discussion of this phenomenon examines the importance of campus climate in providing an atmosphere conducive to maximizing…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Administration, College Environment, College Faculty