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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
Bisesi, Michael; Lidman, Russell – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 2003
Explores how professional education for public service careers must change to meet the new demands of a society that expects its services to be more customer-focused. Proposes eight principle of good teaching practice that would improve the instructional approaches used in public service education and promote the development of leadership…
Descriptors: College Instruction, Educational Improvement, Public Administration Education, Public Service Occupations
Marvin, Stephen Richard – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 2003
Examined the intelligence of freshmen and seniors at a metropolitan university to determine if differences exist with regard to multiple intelligence domains, specific skills, and intellectual styles, and between gender, ethnicity, and age group. Found some support for differences between freshmen and seniors in these areas. (EV)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Cognitive Style, College Freshmen, College Seniors
Root, Susan; Eyler, Janet; Gilles, Dwight – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 2003
Examines the effects of the Bonner Scholars Program, a stipended college service program, that focuses on the development of community service ethics. Discusses the results of the study on the program's effectiveness for 265 students from 9 colleges and universities in the midwest and south. (SWM)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Program Evaluation, Service Learning
Habiby, Anne – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 2003
Asserts that urban colleges and universities are untapped economic engines for revitalizing urban neighborhoods. The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City has studied the economics of the U.S.'s urban communities for approximately a decade. The findings of the study reveal that inner cities have economic potential that universities can utilize…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Service Learning, Urban Areas
Stockwell, John C.; Prince, Judith S.; Wiles, Leon E. – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 2003
Describes eight years of efforts converting the University of South Carolina Spartanburg from being a "regional" to a "metropolitan" university, including the stages of development of its community, Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina, as an internationalized metropolitan area. Describes ensuing university goals in campus…
Descriptors: College Role, Educational Change, Higher Education, School Community Relationship
Chamberlin, Gary D.; Anderson, Joel E. – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 2003
Describes how the University of Arkansas helped the cities of Little Rock and North Little Rock to resolve a difficult and longstanding conflict over water rates and the provision of drinking water. (EV)
Descriptors: Drinking Water, Higher Education, School Community Relationship, Technical Assistance
Morgan, William; Streb, Matthew J. – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 2003
Asserts that when students participate in service-learning projects in which they ownership, they become more engaged in the classroom and also build an appreciation for civic values. This article also asserts that when service-learning programs give students little ownership in the process it produces negative effects on the student's civic…
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Higher Education, Service Learning, Student Participation
Daynes, Gary; Wygant, Steve – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 2003
Summarizes findings from a study in which students followed a variety of pathways to civic engagement. The findings from the study suggest that while service-learning is not necessarily more effective than other methods in influencing student attitudes about civic life, it does influence the way students think citizens should act in a democracy.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Service Learning, Student Attitudes, Student Participation
Reid, Janice; Hawkins, Rhonda – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 2003
Describes "New Generation" universities in Australia and the challenges they face in fulfilling expectations of them as catalysts for regional development, providers of higher education for students from diverse backgrounds, developing innovative and applied research for social and economic issues, and being at the forefront of education…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society)
Brown, Lawrence; Muirhead, Bruce – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 2003
Discusses the origins and meaning of civic responsibility in the Australian model of the university, beginning with medieval European universities and progressing through Australian reforms of the 20th century. Warns against the university without a civic mission. (SLD)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Foreign Countries, Institutional Mission, Universities
Temple, Jan; Tayebjee, Freny; Pearce, Ross – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 2003
Describes the development of the University of Western Sydney, Australia, from being a university with spasmodic and uncoordinated outreach programs to one that is truly engaged with its community. Presents two examples of educational partnerships in which the university exercises coherent purpose and strategic direction. (SLD)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Outreach Programs, Partnerships in Education
Garlick, Steve – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 2003
Used findings from studies of exemplary knowledge-based partnerships between universities and communities in Australia to report on effective practices, benefits to the community and campus, and implications for higher education policy. (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education
Gelmon, Sherril B. – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 2003
This introduction provides a summary of the various articles presented in this issue that pertain to current issues and lessons learned from service learning practices. This article also addresses many of the criticisms of service learning. This article also suggests further areas of research that need to be addressed. (SWM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Service Learning, Student Participation
Brodsky, Ruth M. – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 2003
Describes the relationship between structured service-learning, through Maryland's replication models, and the attainment of employable skills for adolescents. Employable skills were measured against competencies from the Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills. (SWM)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Service Learning
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