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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
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
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
Keller, Abiola O.; Vuyk, Amy; Knox, Joshua – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
Low health literacy disproportionately affects racial and ethnic minority communities and lower-income socioeconomic groups. To address this critical determinant of health inequity, two nonprofit organizations, Repairers of the Breach, a day shelter for individuals experiencing homelessness, and Bread of Healing a neighborhood-based clinic serving…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Knowledge Level, Homeless People, African Americans
Nuñez-Alvarez, Arcela; Clark-Ibáñez, Marisol; Ardón, Ana M.; Ramos, Amy L.; Pellicia, Michelle Ramos – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
This article addresses an innovative approach to connecting an urban university with the surrounding neighborhoods comprised of Latino immigrants, who represent potential new students or current students' family members. The National Latino Research Center (NLRC) uses popular education, culturally informed, and linguistically relevant strategies…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Spanish, Experiential Learning, Hispanic Americans
Golich, Vicki L.; Haynes, Sandra; Hillhouse, Erin; Pfeifer, David – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver) has been educating students for Colorado's urban workforce for over fifty years. The following case study of MSU Denver's new Aerospace Engineering Sciences (AES) Building reveals the roles played by partnerships among universities, faculty, and local civic and industry leaders in creating new…
Descriptors: State Universities, Case Studies, Aerospace Education, Engineering Education
Provinzano, Kathleen; Riley, Ryan; Levine, Bruce; Grant, Allen – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
Public school districts are locally controlled and funded through local property taxes. Funding schools this way perpetuates structural inequities in poorer school districts and as a result, students living in poverty have minimal access to critical resources that support student learning. Community schools are resurfacing in many of these urban…
Descriptors: Community Schools, College School Cooperation, Public Schools, Partnerships in Education
Larrivee, Linda S.; Chalupka, Stephanie M.; Cleary, Marilyn A.; Comeau, Cherie L. – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
Nationally, there is a great demand for systems that meet the needs of local employers as well as develop tools and training for their incumbent workers. Concurrently, demand for healthcare professionals is growing and projected to continue for the next decade. Worcester State University created the "Direct Care Workforce Development…
Descriptors: Allied Health Personnel, Caregivers, Barriers, Access to Education
Ho, Mary; Sanchez, George – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
The equity lens evaluates institutional barriers that prevent students of color from gaining access to resources for college success (Bensimon, 2005). The first-generation college students at the University of Southern California are 16% of the total student body and students of color comprise two-thirds of this population. Since 2008, how to…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Research Universities, Barriers, Institutional Characteristics
Starke, Anthony M., Jr.; Shenouda, Keristiena; Smith-Howell, Deborah – Metropolitan Universities, 2017
Institutions of higher education are increasingly compelled to produce evidence that illustrates their contribution to society. In this age of demonstrating value, self-assessment is critical for urban and metropolitan universities. This study will explore the design and implementation of a landscape analysis--phase one of an in-depth…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Universities, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education
Zerquera, Desiree D.; Doran, Erin E. – Metropolitan Universities, 2017
The higher education context that our CUMU institutions must navigate is complex and begets challenges resulting from the distinct mission our institutions seek to uphold. The implications of these challenges give rise to impacts on everyone within the institution and consequently our constituents within the cities we seek to serve. Bringing…
Descriptors: Urban Universities, Research Universities, Institutional Mission, Strategic Planning
Whittaker, Jennifer; Clark, Jill K.; SanGiovannni, Sarah; Raja, Samina – Metropolitan Universities, 2017
The United Nations estimates that by 2050, more than 66% of the world's population will live in urban areas. In the face of continuing urbanization, how will communities meet the fundamental need for good food? What kinds of public policies, structures, and systems will ensure equitable and just access to food? We argue that urban universities…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, School Community Programs, Food, Food Service
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