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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
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
Hoffman, Nancy – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1998
Argues for college learning communities as vehicles for high school reform, and by extension, for reform of K-12 instruction. Such learning communities can model sound academic practices that all students should master in their last year of high school and first year of college. Programs at Temple University (Pennsylvania) and Portland State…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Case Studies, Change Strategies, College Freshmen
White, Charles R. – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1998
Urban and metropolitan college students often experience a traditionally organized curriculum as a series of disconnected course requirements. Portland State University (Oregon) has found that integrating attention to community-building as a central element of the core curriculum strengthened student and faculty affiliations and improved…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Case Studies, Classroom Environment, College Curriculum
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
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
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