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Gilderbloom, John I. – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 2002
Offers guidance to presidents and boards as they support efforts at college-community collaborations. Recommendations include formal mission statements, formally assessing partnerships, providing adequate resources, helping develop partnerships and alliances with businesses and other groups that want to help revive the city, developing a…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, College Presidents, Governing Boards, Higher Education
Soto, Martha; Drummond, Marcy J. – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 2002
Presents collaborative strategic planning as a useful method for establishing reciprocal relationships between universities and their communities and for bringing about lasting community change. Outlines typical planning models and further discusses the process of collaborative planning including purposes, methods and techniques, and guidelines.…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Cooperative Planning, Higher Education, School Community Relationship
Eckel, Peter D. – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 2002
Based on the ACE Project on Leadership and Institutional Transformation, examines how universities can develop the capacity to assess change and determine the extent to which institutions are different. Defines transformation, describes types of evidence, presents a framework for determining evidence, suggests strategies for collecting evidence,…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Evaluation Methods
Connell, Charles W. – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1995
This paper argues that infusion of technology into higher education is the key to its future, particularly that of metropolitan universities, and is a metaphor for broader issues of educational change. Ways to involve faculty in understanding those changes, and to capitalize on information age technology to transform learning and thus the role of…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Faculty, Educational Change, Educational Technology
Duffy, J. Trey – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1999
To respond effectively to the complex issues presented by students with disabilities, colleges can develop a broad network of campus collaborators and clearly articulated policies and procedures to handle most or all situations. Integrating effective policies and procedures with a decisive mission statement, competent staff with specific…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accessibility (for Disabled), Administrative Policy, College Environment
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
Ahmed, Shamima – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1999
When metropolitan universities refer to serving the entire metropolitan area, they often refer to rural fringes as well as concentrated urban populations. Working with rural communities requires somewhat different approaches to planning programs and understanding needs. Survey research helps the campus understand the perceptions and realities of…
Descriptors: Community Development, Higher Education, Needs Assessment, Outreach Programs
Foster, Joan M.; Becker, George; Stranahan, Patricia – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1998
Discusses the definition of the academic credit hour and its relationship to current social, political, and educational changes. Today, nontraditional delivery systems affect the way credit is offered and received. Faculty must consider how these changes affect what graduates know. Definition and validity of the credit hour is the key to the…
Descriptors: College Credits, College Curriculum, Definitions, Degree Requirements
Schneider, Anne L. – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1998
Pasteur's quadrant is offered as a framework for escaping the dichotomy of "applied" vs. "basic" research. By focusing on research inspired by the community or society's needs, and which also draws on or creates appropriate theory, public universities can alter faculty's research agenda so that the total contribution of university research to the…
Descriptors: College Administration, Higher Education, Public Colleges, Public Service
Price, James Robertson, III; Martello, John S. – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1996
With the aim of adding clarity to college practice in experiential education and service learning, a taxonomy of experiential education is proposed. For each of three categories (internship, cooperative education, service learning), goals and objectives of the major stakeholders (academy, student, host organization) are specified. Four levels of…
Descriptors: Classification, College Curriculum, Community Services, Cooperative 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
Enos, Sandra; Troppe, Marie – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1996
A variety of options for integrating service learning into the college curriculum is outlined, including: fourth credit option; introductory service learning courses; courses linking service and leadership; optional or required course component; significant course requirement; core curriculum component; graduation requirement; disciplinary…
Descriptors: College Credits, College Curriculum, Core Curriculum, Course Content
Melnick, Rob; Waits, Mary Jo; Rex, Tom – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1998
Research in two inner-city areas of Phoenix (Arizona) and its surrounding suburbs documents the importance of analyzing a metropolitan area's economy from the perspective of industry clusters before determining economic development policies and strategies for urban revitalization. In addition, the project reveals lessons about the role of…
Descriptors: College Role, Economic Development, Higher Education, Inner City
Skivington, Kristen D. – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1998
Argues that a strong case can be made for supporting outreach as a value-added function in a university. Specific strategies for positioning outreach within the university by developing a power base are outlined. The case of the University of Michigan-Flint is offered as an example of this approach. Seven lessons learned in the process are noted.…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Administrators, Alumni, Case Studies
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
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