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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
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
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