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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
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
DeMeulenaere, Eric – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
Dr. Eric DeMeulenaere is Associate Professor of Education at Clark University in Worcester, MA. When he received the Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement in 2015, he was an Assistant Professor coming up for promotion and tenure. He received the Lynton award because his scholarly work exemplifies deep collaboration with…
Descriptors: Urban Education, School Community Relationship, Higher Education, Community Involvement
Scott, Chaunda L.; Sims, Jeanetta D. – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
Diversity and diversity education are driving forces in metropolitan universities that seek stronger alignment with nearby metropolitan statistical areas. As a result, many metropolitan universities wish to engage in diversity efforts; however, they often lack the resources for doing so. In addition, institutional efforts are often the result of…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, College Students, College Role, Transformative Learning
Cunliff, Ed; King, Jeff – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
Finding a sense of authentic self as an institution, a true sense of mission, and the means to live that mission were the central focus of a strategic planning process addressed by the University of Central Oklahoma about fifteen years ago. As the institution grew within a metropolitan-serving mission, the goal to transform students from…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Institutional Mission, Strategic Planning, Metropolitan Areas
Reitenauer, Vicki L.; Draper-Beard, Katherine Elaine; Schultz, Noah – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
In this article, the authors (a faculty member and two former students) describe the trajectory that Portland State University has taken over its history to institutionalize transformative learning opportunities within its comprehensive general education program, University Studies. Following a description of the institutional changes that…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, College Faculty, College Students, Public Agencies
Hancock, Merodie A. – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
This paper, based primarily on the author's perspective as president of SUNY Empire State College, will explore the need for, and means of leveraging, the chief diversity officer's role in creating an equitable and inclusive environment within the distributed world that is Empire State College's "campus" and, specifically, within SUNY…
Descriptors: Diversity (Institutional), Administrator Role, Equal Education, Inclusion
Zapata, Marisa; Percy, Stephen; Andrews, Sona – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
Propelled by many factors, including a newly appointed Board of Trustees responsible for governance of our university, resource shortages, and enrollment swings, Portland State University embarked on a strategic planning effort in 2014 with the intent of reunifying a divided campus and creating a bold vision for moving forward in the next five…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Equal Education, Case Studies, State Universities
Potter, Mark – Metropolitan Universities, 2017
Although federal financial aid has increased in recent years, the costs of college tuition and living expenses have increased even more, leaving larger numbers of students with unmet need. Restructuring of financial aid, however, is insufficient to address the problem of diverging attainment gaps between low-income students and their more…
Descriptors: Urban Universities, Low Income Students, College Students, Student Personnel Services
Collins, Samuel Gerald; Durington, Matthew; Fabricant, Nicole – Metropolitan Universities, 2017
One year ago, Baltimore citizens took to the streets to protest not only the death of Freddie Grey, but the structural inequalities and structural violence that systematically limit the opportunities for working-class African Americans in Baltimore. The protests, though, were not just confined to Baltimore City. Borne on sophisticated…
Descriptors: Thematic Approach, Urban Areas, Activism, Racial Discrimination
Kees, Michelle; Risk, Brittany; Meadowbrooke, Chrysta; Nellett, Timothy; Spinner, Jane – Metropolitan Universities, 2017
Student veterans have been attending college in greater numbers since the passing of the Post/9-11 GI Bill. Although similar to other nontraditional students, student veterans face unique transition challenges that can affect their pursuit of higher education. Many student veterans could benefit from dedicated programs to help them succeed in…
Descriptors: Veterans Education, Social Support Groups, Peer Influence, College Students
Collier, Peter J. – Metropolitan Universities, 2017
Both hierarchical (e.g. student-faculty member or student-adviser) and peer (e.g. student-student) mentoring are recognized as best-practice strategies for promoting college student success. Formal mentoring programs utilizing both approaches can be found on many campuses. In the current institutional context of scarce or stagnant resources,…
Descriptors: Mentors, Peer Teaching, College Students, Success
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