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Loan, Phan Thi; Hsu, Wan Ting – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
Environmental protection is an increasing concern across Taiwan. Facebook and LINE enjoy high penetration in Taiwan, are potential platforms for democratizing the research process. Citizens participate in evaluating their environment, contributing to its protection as well as having voice in decision making in the environment community-engaged…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Natural Disasters, Civil Defense, Emergency Programs
Lu, Ching Hui; Chen, Zi Yan; Yang, Zi Yi – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
This paper described how university students from Macau took social responsibility in China through Service-Learning project. It was an introductory experience for the student participants and for the children in the mountain area as well. This study aimed at raising children's interest in learning and their desire of continuing study. Results…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Service Learning, Learning Experience, College Students
Yeung, Sze Nga Cecilia Au; Lam, Lai Ki.; Fong, Jonathan J. – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
The Office of Service Learning and Science Unit at Lingnan University partnered with the Discovery and Education Department at Ocean Park (an aquatic theme park in Hong Kong) to develop a service learning project. Beyond service learning's traditional goals (enhanced student learning, useful service for a community partner), we examined the…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Intergenerational Programs, Age Groups, Science Education
Uy, Sarah Jane – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
Service learning may offer an innovative perspective in the competing global and national health interests among Philippine universities. The author sought to understand the enablers and barriers of implementing service learning in the context of a premier private Catholic Philippine allied health profession education. Using an in-depth…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Service Learning, Allied Health Occupations Education, Program Implementation
Bergen, Daniel J.; Sladek, Emily – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
The concept of the anchor institution, and its subsequent mission, was first considered in the mid-1990s, a time during which the dominant academic culture of higher education was driven by the "public good regime." The decades since have seen the emergence of the public engagement knowledge regime, and the academic capitalist regime.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Institutional Mission, Competition, Educational Change
Kebea, Jennifer Johnson – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
Modern urban and metropolitan universities are increasingly obliged to recognize their role as anchor institutions. These same institutions of higher education (IHEs) also have a responsibility to educate students to be responsible and participatory citizens in society. An increasing number of IHEs recognize these distinct commitments as central…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Models, Metropolitan Areas, Urban Universities
Norris, Kristin; Weiss, H. Anne – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
As campuses seek to advance community engagement, and embrace their role as anchor institutions within their community, questions emerge regarding how this role connects to and informs priorities within larger institutional mission and goals. Welch & Saltmarsh (2013) have noted that, historically, infrastructure--a center or office that…
Descriptors: Colleges, School Community Relationship, Capacity Building, Institutional Mission
Gomez, Jose A.; Sonenshein, Raphael J.; Espinoza, Zuhey; Fuhrmann, Henry – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) has committed to becoming Los Angeles' premier educational anchor institution, forging meaningful partnerships that contribute to the overall well-being of the region. Cal State LA ranks number one in the nation for the upward mobility of its students (Chetty, Friedman, Saez, Turner, &…
Descriptors: Institutional Mission, Partnerships in Education, Social Mobility, Social Differences
del Rio, Esteban; Loggins, John – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
Drawing on cultural studies and the practice of engaged learning and scholarship, this paper proposes a cultural approach to institutional transformation, which we argue necessarily follows anchor partnerships. The authors advance a model of cohesion and alignment among equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI), community engagement, and social…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Institutional Mission, Organizational Change, Inclusion
Khandros, Mariya – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
As poverty and inequality continue to plague American cities, universities and hospitals are looking for ways to leverage their role as community anchors to address these issues. Local procurement programs have emerged as one way for institutions to build local wealth and create jobs. In order to increase the impact of individual institutions,…
Descriptors: Urban Universities, Hospitals, Cooperative Programs, School Community Relationship
Barthell, John F.; Castillo, David; Mendoza, Liliana Rentería; Macey, J. David; Simmons, Charlotte K. – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
The University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) is a public metropolitan university that has developed a highly collaborative relationship with the Greater Oklahoma City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (HC). This partnership unites several UCO divisions and the HC in support of a set of shared goals, articulated in UCO's "Vision 2020" strategic…
Descriptors: Metropolitan Areas, Strategic Planning, Labor Force Development, Leadership Training
Telles, Arien B. – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
The literature on the transformation of higher education institutions into engaged institutions identifies the great potential this transformation can have on higher education's ability to address pressing social issues. However, engagement work frequently operates in White racialized spaces and within systems that perpetuate racial oppression. A…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Educational Change, Higher Education, Social Problems
Friedman, Joanie – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
The University of Chicago (UChicago), known for transformative education, created the Civic Leadership Academy (CLA) to address the need for leadership development in government and the non-profit sector. In 2014 the Office of Civic Engagement recognized that while there were a host of leadership development opportunities for individuals in the…
Descriptors: Universities, Leadership Training, Citizen Participation, Fellowships
Cram, Bridgette; Béjar, Elizabeth – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
To increase equitable postsecondary access and success outcomes it is critical to address the college preparedness gap. While Florida International University (FIU) continues to improve retention and graduation gaps for currently enrolled students, it became evident that the university could play a larger role in preparing high school students for…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Dual Enrollment, College Preparation, Academic Achievement
Janke, Emily M. – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
Flexibility and readiness to change are not necessarily valued or recognized traits in higher education. Yet higher education is in a period of dramatic change, because of rapid change in scholarship and society. With this change in mind, I reflect here on the role and effect of scholar-administrators as agents of change.
Descriptors: Scholarship, Administrators, College Administration, Change Agents
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