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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
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
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
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