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Bergen, Daniel J.; Sladek, Emily – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
The concept of the anchor institution, and its subsequent mission, was first considered in the mid-1990s, a time during which the dominant academic culture of higher education was driven by the "public good regime." The decades since have seen the emergence of the public engagement knowledge regime, and the academic capitalist regime.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Institutional Mission, Competition, Educational Change
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
Janke, Emily M. – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
Flexibility and readiness to change are not necessarily valued or recognized traits in higher education. Yet higher education is in a period of dramatic change, because of rapid change in scholarship and society. With this change in mind, I reflect here on the role and effect of scholar-administrators as agents of change.
Descriptors: Scholarship, Administrators, College Administration, Change Agents
Davson, Victor; Englot, Anne Schaper; Fischzang, Chantal; Fleming, Tamara; Kline, Nick – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
Publically engaged scholarship demands new ways of working within and outside of the academy. Systems within the university reward faculty for individual achievements. This approach militates against working on collaborative projects because of the difficulty of explaining and quantifying one's contribution. The culture of academia further…
Descriptors: Universities, Role of Education, College Role, School Community Relationship
Holland, Barbara A.; Howard, Ted; Seligsohn, Andrew J. – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
Urban and metropolitan areas face unique challenges in serving the multifaceted needs of their communities, but also have advantages that create some of the world's greatest universities. Three scholars opened the 2017 CUMU [Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities] Annual Conference with "Voices from the Field." Each spoke to…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Urban Universities, Metropolitan Areas, Place Based Education
Ableser, Judith; Moore, Christina – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
With many potential community partners and a diverse student population, the metropolitan university has many opportunities to operationalize transformative learning, which involves a dramatic shift in one's assumptions that has a lasting change on their perspectives. The challenge of identifying transformative learning initiatives and making…
Descriptors: Urban Universities, Metropolitan Areas, Teacher Centers, Transformative Learning
Costino, Kimberly A. – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
Equity-minded institutional transformation requires robust faculty learning. Research has shown that the single most important factor in student success is faculty interaction. Positive, supportive, and empowering faculty interaction is particularly important to the success of female students, poor and working class students, and students of…
Descriptors: State Universities, College Faculty, Faculty Development, Equal Education
Golom, Frank D. – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
Diversity and inclusion (D&I) efforts in higher education are decades old, yet progress continues to be slow and elusive for many campuses. Recent events in colleges and universities across the United States suggest that long-standing challenges related to access, equity and inclusion remain as entrenched and intractable as they have ever…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Change Strategies, Systems Approach, Higher Education
Balajee, Sonali S.; Todd, Joshua – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
Equity, diversity, and inclusion are frequently on the lips of higher education professionals yet we struggle to infuse these concepts throughout the academy as evidenced in challenges recruiting faculty of color, graduating students of color, and hostile environments reported by students. The authors posit that this is because, to date, most…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Change, Transformative Learning, Empowerment
Smith, Jason; Pelco, Lynn E.; Rooke, Alex – Metropolitan Universities, 2017
Universities are increasing their efforts to more clearly demonstrate their social value. This article illustrates how higher education administrators can incorporate collective impact partnerships in their community benefit strategies. The article explores two of the more familiar paradigms for community benefit--community engagement and anchor…
Descriptors: College Role, School Community Relationship, Case Studies, Urban Universities
Hynie, Michaela; MacNevin, Wanda; Prescod, Cheryl; Rieder, Barry; Schwartzentruber, Lorna – Metropolitan Universities, 2016
Most analyses of the success and sustainability of community-university engagement initiatives focus on the university environment. We explore the impact of changes in the larger social and political systems on the community as well as those within the university on the meaning and use of a shared community space. The York University-TD Community…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Stakeholders, Reflection, Sustainability
Luter, D. Gavin – Metropolitan Universities, 2016
In this article, a layered conceptual framework for "place-based school reform" is presented as a way to link the concept of school reform and neighborhood development. Because many universities have been involved in community-school-university partnerships, the university community engagement literature will be connected to this…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Educational Change, Urban Areas, Neighborhood Improvement
Kerrigan, Seanna M. – Metropolitan Universities, 2015
More than four thousand students engage in the community-based learning capstone program every year by enrolling in one of 240 senior-level courses that culminate their undergraduate education. In this article, the author shares the context and history of the program, its foundational principles and processes, and the nuts-and-bolts details of the…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Educational Change, Success, Barriers
Ramaley, Judith A. – Metropolitan Universities, 2013
In his first inaugural speech, President Obama declared that "our schools fail too many" and an essential component of laying "a new foundation for growth" will be "to transform our schools and colleges and universities to meet the demands of a new age." Concerns about our nation's position in the global education race have led to a focus on…
Descriptors: Global Education, Academic Achievement, Barriers, Position Papers
Shaw, K.; Bornhoft, S. – Metropolitan Universities, 2011
This case study of Florida State University (FSU) Panama City illustrates the essential importance of strong synergy among a branch campus, its main campus, and its community. The interdependence of the branch campus and its community is highlighted through discussion of the role of the campus administrator, various partnerships, and niche…
Descriptors: Multicampus Colleges, Community Support, Student Needs, Partnerships in Education
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