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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
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
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
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
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