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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
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
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)
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
Giles-Gee, Helen; Miyares, Javier – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1997
Discusses processes used to develop faculty workload policy at 13 campuses of the University of Maryland, unique in that it incorporates a report providing clear evidence of faculty productivity and increases in teaching productivity following implementation of the policy. A case study shows both the policy and the workload reporting method…
Descriptors: Accountability, Case Studies, College Faculty, Comparative Analysis