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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
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
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
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
Abdelal, Ahmed T.; And Others – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1997
Discusses three interrelated policy initiatives at Georgia State University concerning faculty workload, the system for post-tenure evaluation, and salary equity. Each policy has ramifications for the others, and experience has shown benefit in an integrated, collegial approach to these issues. Also examines problems and benefits in developing and…
Descriptors: Accountability, College Faculty, Collegiality, Compensation (Remuneration)
Luck, Michael F.; Walling, Willoughby G. – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1997
Fund-raising professionals explain why private fund raising is important for metropolitan public universities, and describe the beginning of a $50-million campaign at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, a 33-year-old institution that had never mounted a major fund-raising effort. Development of campaign strategy, key campaign elements, and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Fund Raising, Higher Education, Private Financial Support
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
Davies, Robert O. – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1997
The three basic strategic objectives any metropolitan university must address in order to build a solid base of alumni support are the characteristics of the current student population, demographics and mindset of the alumni base, and relationships with the surrounding community. Activities at Boise State University (Idaho) in each of these areas…
Descriptors: Alumni, Case Studies, College Planning, Higher Education
Hyland, Stanley; Cox, David; Martin, Cindy – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1998
The Memphis Maps program, a collaborative effort of Memphis (Tennessee) educational institutions, public agencies, a bank, and community programs, trains local students in Geographic Information Systems technology and provides the community with valuable demographic and assessment information. The program is described, and factors contributing to…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Banking, College Instruction, Community Programs
Evenbeck, Scott; Williams, Gayle – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1998
The freshman seminar at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis is taught by a team that includes faculty, an academic advisor, librarians, and student mentors and is often linked to a disciplinary course. Faculty serve as instructors in the linked course, and student mentors lead supplemental instruction groups. Challenges…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, College Faculty, College Freshmen, College Instruction
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
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