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Hoyt, Lorlene – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
The university, for tenure-track professors and others, can become an intellectual prison, an environment where you learn to follow the long-established rules in order to survive. This essay is a call to action, aiming to reach and mobilize learners in the academy who might feel alone and trapped in an institution that primarily rewards…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Tenure, Teaching Experience, Academic Freedom
Tobier, Nick – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
As a public artist and designer, I construct spaces that connect people and ideas. The social spaces I create challenge our traditional ways of thinking, knowing, and experiencing one another and our cities. This piece presents a resistance to preset disciplinary values and a recognition that exponential rather than incremental change in an…
Descriptors: Tenure, Citizen Participation, Art, Art Education
Dunlap, Michelle R. – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
Offering examples from her own experiences, the author advises community-engaged scholars (and those mentors and institutions that support them) to always question assumptions with respect to the communities in which they are engaged. She notes that as they work to unfold research programs, they should be sure to listen carefully to the…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Service Learning, Minority Groups, Volunteers
Terranova, Mark; Martello, John; Taylor, Joby – Metropolitan Universities, 2006
This essay describes the mechanisms and resources necessary to ensure effective engagement in higher education. Entering a second decade of service, our goal is to move beyond defining goals and strategies, and focus upon solidifying the institutional structures and resources needed to sustain our commitment to serving the needs of Baltimore. The…
Descriptors: College Role, Higher Education, Reflection, Campuses
Wong, Milton K. – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 2003
This keynote address encourages urban and metropolitan universities to be courageous and creative in meeting new social and economic challenges. Explores why universities, products of the Age of Reason, must now face the competitive pressures arising from a collapse of the Authority of Reason. (EV)
Descriptors: College Role, Competition, Futures (of Society), Higher Education
Ramaley, Judith A. – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 2001
Describes the various factors that motivate higher education institutions in their pursuit of engagement with the community. Discusses the challenges facing those pursuing such engagement, such as disagreements in the academic community about the merits of community engagement. Asserts that engagement, despite such challenges, is well worth it.…
Descriptors: Colleges, Higher Education, Motivation, School Community Relationship
Stocum, David L. – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 2001
Explores the current structure of public higher education and its origins, and discusses why it will not serve well in the rapidly changing world of the new century. Proposes a different and more effective structure, based on the model of today's urban university. (EV)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Higher Education, History
Klay, William Earle; Brower, Ralph; Williams, Brian – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 2001
Asserts that the prevailing model of academic professionalism inhibits faculty members' engagement in their communities and restrains discovery of new knowledge. Proposes an alternative community-oriented model and suggests that reflective practice, epistemological inclusiveness, and redesigned incentives structures are needed to encourage the…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Higher Education, Models, School Community Relationship
Simonelli, Jeanne – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 2000
Addresses issues of college liability and logistics in off-campus experiential programs, especially programs abroad with service learning components. Warns that liability problems, e.g., safety issues, legal concerns, and ethical responsibility to the local community, can threaten program viability and overshadow learning objectives. Urges…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Ethics, Experiential Learning, Higher Education
Hartman, David; Rola, Gail – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 2000
Discusses the advantages of international service learning programs in developing students' language and cross-cultural communication skills, as well as their concept of the world as an interdependent system. Notes characteristics and outcomes of successful international service learning programs, such as the program at the University of North…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Global Approach, Higher Education, International Educational Exchange
Williams, Jeannette – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 2000
A graduate of St. Mary's College of Maryland recounts her experience on two of the college's service learning trips, one to Guatemala and one to the Gambia. She reports that the international service learning experience had a great impact on her in the areas of career choice, cultural understanding, and personal reflection. (DB)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Outcomes of Education, Personal Narratives
Ryan, Susan – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 2000
A faculty member describes his experience and personal reflections as part of a volunteer project in India and Burma. Draws implications for faculty development through volunteerism and service learning at the local and international levels. Suggests ways in which institutions of higher education can encourage and structure faculty volunteering…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Faculty College Relationship, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries
White, Timothy J. – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 2000
Compares the service learning experience of college students to the traditional social science technique of participant observation. Suggests that service learning allows students to test theories through personal observation in a service setting and experience the logic and practice of social research. Uses examples from the Xavier University…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Participant Observation
Cole, John C.; Nettles, Michael J. – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1999
Provides an historical review of state-level assessment research and practice and discusses current objectives and outcomes of state-level assessment policies throughout the United States. Considers possible explanations for the gap between assessment policy objectives and outcomes, and implications for urban institutions of higher education.…
Descriptors: College Outcomes Assessment, Educational Assessment, Educational Policy, Government School Relationship
Brownell, Blaine; Shrader, David – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1997
Metropolitan university fund-raising efforts that are clearly related to the institution's mission, strategic plans, and a coherent image of the university are most likely to succeed. These institutions must build on their unique strengths and develop strong relationships with individuals, foundations, and corporation in the local community.…
Descriptors: College Planning, College Role, Fund Raising, Higher Education
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