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Holton, Valerie L.; Early, Jennifer L.; Resler, Meghan; Trussell, Audrey; Howard, Catherine – Metropolitan Universities, 2016
Using Kotter's model of change as a framework, this case study will describe the structure and efforts of a centralized unit within an urban, research university to deepen and extend the institutionalization of community engagement. The change model will be described along with details about the implemented strategies and practices that fall…
Descriptors: Urban Universities, Case Studies, School Community Relationship, Community Involvement
Pelco, Lynn E.; Howard, Catherine – Metropolitan Universities, 2016
This case study describes the campus context and process for successfully including community engagement language into promotion and tenure policies at Virginia Commonwealth University, a high research, urban public university. The paper also describes barriers our campus faced during the promotion and tenure policy revision process, especially…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Faculty Promotion, Community Involvement, Tenure
Holton, Valerie L.; Early, Jennifer L.; Jettner, Jennifer F.; Shaw, Kathleen K. – Metropolitan Universities, 2015
As universities institutionalize a public mission, they seek strategies and opportunities to more deeply involve external stakeholders in all aspects of their work: teaching, research, and service. These partnerships support universities in their efforts to generate new knowledge, educate the citizenry, and to improve the well-being of…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Urban Universities, Case Studies, Community Development
Holton, Valerie L.; Jettner, Jennifer F.; Early, Jennifer L.; Shaw, Kathleen K. – Metropolitan Universities, 2015
Universities increasingly see community engagement as a means to achieve their mission. In order to assess the impact of these efforts, it is necessary to gather and analyze data from across the institution on community-engaged activities. This article presents a case study of Virginia Commonwealth University's efforts in developing enterprise…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Colleges, Case Studies, School Community Relationship
Pelco, Lynn E.; Wood, Mark D.; Aspaas, Helen Ruth; Crawford, Edward R. – Metropolitan Universities, 2010
The authors contend that service-learning courses at urban universities can and should play a vital role in the greening of higher education and the promotion of sustainable urban environments. They describe one model outreach program that provides continuing education for middle school teaches and several undergraduate-level courses from…
Descriptors: Urban Universities, Research Universities, Outreach Programs, Continuing Education
Simon, Diane J.; Abrams, Lisa M.; McDonnough, Jacqueline T.; McLeod, Alan M.; Warren, Beverly J. – Metropolitan Universities, 2008
Project BEST (Basic Educational Skills and Training) is a mentoring program involving Virginia Commonwealth University students and area middle school students. In the two-tiered program, VCU faculty mentor the Project BEST college students who, in turn, serve as mentors to the middle school students. Activities include Saturday mathematics and…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Mentors, At Risk Students, Minority Group Children