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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
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
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