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Ramaley, Judith A. – Metropolitan Universities, 2014
Our nation's colleges and universities are being asked to play demanding roles in creating the capacity for active and engaged collaboration and collective action to address complex challenges that are shaping the world we live in. An essential ingredient of any effort to build healthy communities for any purpose, including education, is the…
Descriptors: College Role, Justice, Inclusion, Higher Education
Lee, Diane M.; Harmon, Keith – Metropolitan Universities, 2013
Over the last two decades the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), has undergone transformation and ignited systemic change across the institution. Its Meyerhoff Scholars Program has made major achievements in recruiting and graduating African American students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) at one of the…
Descriptors: State Universities, African American Students, College Students, Disproportionate Representation
Dunlap, Michelle; Beaubrun, Penney Jade; Burrell, Christina – Metropolitan Universities, 2009
Three women of color--a professor and two students--describe the role that community engagement has played in helping them gain a sense of belonging in a predominately white, liberal arts college environment. They discuss how engagement with one another within these three domains assists in their adjustment and retention, as well as how their…
Descriptors: College Environment, Liberal Arts, Minority Groups, College Faculty
Maruyama, Geoffrey; Jones, Robert J.; Finnegan, John R., Jr. – Metropolitan Universities, 2009
Our urban-located land grant institution has long been committed to engaged research, teaching, and service. This paper describes efforts to articulate and implement a strategic urban land grant vision that places urban/metropolitan engagement at the center of our institution's "urban age" future. We describe intentional and broad-based efforts in…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, College Environment, College Faculty, School Community Relationship
Zirger, Billie Jo; Privitera, Mary Beth – Metropolitan Universities, 2009
This paper presents three models of cross-disciplinary collaboration. The authors argue this mode of education coupled with traditional college-based courses better prepares students for the demands of an increasingly complex and ambiguous work place. The paper details the benefits of this educational approach and suggests ways schools can…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Models, Curriculum Development, Instructional Innovation
Seifer, Sarena D.; Wong, Kristine; Gelmon, Sherril B.; Lederer, Miriam – Metropolitan Universities, 2009
This issue of Metropolitan Universities includes papers emanating from the work of the Community-Engaged Scholarship for Health Collaborative, a three-year (2004-2007) initiative designed to build capacity for community-engaged scholarship (CES) in health professional schools. As the core principles and challenges of CES are similar across…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, Teacher Role, Educational Principles
Gelmon, Sherril B.; Lederer, Miriam; Seifer, Sarena D.; Wong, Kristine – Metropolitan Universities, 2009
The findings of the evaluation of the three-year Community-Engaged Scholarship for Health Collaborative are presented, describing changes in institutional capacity for community-engaged scholarship, and changes in promotion and tenure policies and processes. The change process in the participating institutions is assessed using the Kotter model of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, Teacher Role, Educational Principles
Blanchard, Lynn W.; Hanssmann, Chris; Strauss, Ronald P.; Belliard, Juan Carlos; Krichbaum, Kathleen; Waters, Emily; Seifer, Sarena D. – Metropolitan Universities, 2009
Community-engaged scholarship (CES) is gaining legitimacy in higher education. However, challenges of institutionalizing and sustaining it as a core value remain. Significant barriers exist for faculty choosing to incorporate CES into their teaching and research. Faculty development programs are a key mechanism for advancing faculty skills as well…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, Teacher Role, Educational Principles
Jordan, Catherine M.; Wong, Kristine A.; Jungnickel, Paul W.; Joosten, Yvonne A.; Leugers, Rebecca C.; Shields, Sharon L. – Metropolitan Universities, 2009
The Peer Review Workgroup of the Community-Engaged Scholarship for Health Collaborative developed a novel set of quality community-engaged scholarship characteristics and a resource package aimed at two primary audiences: faculty seeking promotion or tenure based on community-engaged scholarship; and review, promotion, and tenure committee members…
Descriptors: Tenure, Faculty Development, College Faculty, Guides
Freeman, Elmer; Gust, Susan; Aloshen, Deborah – Metropolitan Universities, 2009
Communities across our nation--whether geographic, ethnic, or issue-based in their composition--are struggling to be healthy, to grow, and thrive. The production of knowledge and the sharing of knowledge by both the community and the higher education institution is the key to helping our communities improve. Retaining and valuing community-engaged…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Faculty Promotion, Tenure, Partnerships in Education
John C. Stockwell and Darrell Parker – Metropolitan Universities, 2009
The University of South Carolina Upstate requested permission of the USC Board of Trustees in September 2007 to undertake planning to locate its business school in downtown Spartanburg. Since that request millions of dollars in private donations have been raised, including the naming of the business school as the George Dean Johnson Jr. College of…
Descriptors: Fund Raising, Business Administration Education, College Environment, Urban Universities
Welty, John D.; Lukens, Michael – Metropolitan Universities, 2009
An engaged metropolitan university can play a critical role in transforming its region by using its resources for the solution of problems and the improvement of the citizens' lives and livelihoods. California State University, Fresno has impacted its region through university-led collaborations and partnerships such as the Fresno Regional Jobs…
Descriptors: Change Agents, School Community Relationship, State Government, Change Strategies
Feldman, Ann M. – Metropolitan Universities, 2009
This article argues that teaching as a situated, civic activity must be a core intellectual activity in the engaged metropolitan university. Situated writing provides the key pedagogy for the Chicago Civic Leadership Certificate Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, an engaged public research university. The role of writing, or…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Citizenship, Writing (Composition), Academic Discourse
Durington, Matthew; Maddox, Camee; Ruhf, Adrienne; Gass, Shana; Schwermer, Justin – Metropolitan Universities, 2009
Since the fall of 2006 a number of Towson University students concentrating in the discipline of anthropology have been part of a civic engagement and service-learning project focusing on an historic African-American community in Baltimore. While the focus of the research project concentrates on the processes of gentrification, individual student…
Descriptors: Local History, Anthropology, Service Learning, Research Projects
Gilbert, Jaesook; Miller, Kimberly; Harte, Helene – Metropolitan Universities, 2009
Vision 2015 is an initiative to improve the area and quality of life for people living within the Northern Kentucky region. A key aspect to Northern Kentucky's future is in reaching by 2015 the Educational Excellence goal of having all children enter kindergarten with the skills necessary to succeed. This paper focuses on the first phase of the…
Descriptors: Regional Programs, Educational Quality, Kindergarten, Definitions
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