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Foster, Kevin; Jelen, Jonathan; Scott, Anasa – Metropolitan Universities, 2010
The authors provide a case study of their own experience teaching Environmental Entrepreneurship. For the past six years, they have been teaching about sustainability through social entrepreneurship in an interdisciplinary partnership with faculty in management, engineering, and earth science. The authors have developed a course in Environmental…
Descriptors: Urban Universities, Earth Science, Entrepreneurship, Case Studies
Stewart, Trae – Metropolitan Universities, 2009
This article presents the findings from a study on the impact of concurrent service-learning pedagogical training and service-learning engagement on pre-service teachers' perceptions of teaching and inclination toward using service-learning. Findings reveal that experiential activities in which pre-service teachers can engage in real classrooms in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Teaching (Occupation), Service Learning
Munger, Roger; Gutowski, Amanda – Metropolitan Universities, 2008
This article makes a case for teaching project management strategies in service-learning courses. The authors describe three specific documents students can create to help them manage a service-learning project and then present strategies that can help students manage their project teams. Such skills, the authors argue, provide the tools students…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Program Administration, College Instruction, Teamwork
Story, Naomi Okumura – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1999
Little is known about the Asian Pacific American (APA) college student, but three problems may have important implications for teaching and learning: communication with and within the population; refugee waves; and generational identity. Educators should consider alternative and more appropriate strategies to avoid neglecting segments of this…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Classroom Techniques, College Environment, College Role
Jun, Alexander; Tierney, William G. – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1999
Changes in higher-education policy make it harder for underrepresented minorities in urban environments to gain access to or succeed in higher education. A framework is offered for effective college preparation programs to address the unique needs of low-income, urban minority youth. The framework focuses on development of both academic and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Access to Education, College Preparation
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