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Friedman, Joanie – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
The University of Chicago (UChicago), known for transformative education, created the Civic Leadership Academy (CLA) to address the need for leadership development in government and the non-profit sector. In 2014 the Office of Civic Engagement recognized that while there were a host of leadership development opportunities for individuals in the…
Descriptors: Universities, Leadership Training, Citizen Participation, Fellowships
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
Furco, Andrew; Lockhart, Kristin Nering – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
Furthering intercultural competence in higher education requires colleges and universities to establish an intentional, mission driven strategic plan that embeds intercultural understanding and practice across the institution's work. To secure broad-based buy-in and support, this plan needs to consider the various ways that different units within…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Higher Education, Colleges, Institutional Mission
Jones, Michelle D. – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
Starting a college from scratch presents a unique opportunity to think about how to build an inclusive learning environment from the beginning by selecting people and strategies that do not carry the weight of the traditional academic model and its prejudices and assumptions about who belongs and who does not. This article documents the lessons…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Higher Education, Educational Innovation, Student Diversity
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
Custer, Nic – Metropolitan Universities, 2015
This paper focuses on how the University of Michigan-Flint's Innovation Incubator supports emerging for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations through programming, business plan development, and ongoing mentorship. The Incubator is especially interested in supporting start-ups that address key social issues in the surrounding community,…
Descriptors: Universities, Educational Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Social Problems
Flynn, Erin – Metropolitan Universities, 2015
Portland State University's (PSU) reputation as an engaged, urban-serving university continues to distinguish it both nationally and locally. Key partnerships with local, public, and private partners provide students, faculty, and staff with remarkable opportunities to contribute to the physical, social, and economic development of the Portland…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, State Universities, School Community Relationship, Urban Schools
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
Hanna, Kathleen A. – Metropolitan Universities, 2013
In 2009, IUPUI launched the Common Theme Project, designed to "promote campus unity, conversation, and collaboration on timely issues that connect IUPUI to central Indiana and the world." This paper briefly discusses the evolution of the Common Theme Project, from its roots as a freshman common reader to the current campus focus on…
Descriptors: Urban Universities, School Community Relationship, Outreach Programs, Entrepreneurship
Rolloff, Evelyn K. – Metropolitan Universities, 2013
Since its inception, Metropolitan State University has demonstrated a strong commitment to community partnerships and the integration of community engagement into student learning and scholarship while meeting community-defined needs. This article presents examples of reciprocal partnerships in the context of a shared community-university library…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, School Community Programs, Library Facilities, Academic Libraries
Jacobus, Michelle Vazquez; Tiemann, Maryli; Reed, Erin – Metropolitan Universities, 2011
The Downtown Education Collaborative (DEC) is an innovative collaborative which includes public and private colleges working with community organizations in interdisciplinary community service learning. This article reviews DEC's development, from its inception as a shared vision aspired to by its partners, to a functioning collaborative. We…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Community Organizations, Program Development, Educational Cooperation
Maruyama, Geoffrey; Jones, Robert J.; Finnegan, John R., Jr. – Metropolitan Universities, 2009
Our urban-located land grant institution has long been committed to engaged research, teaching, and service. This paper describes efforts to articulate and implement a strategic urban land grant vision that places urban/metropolitan engagement at the center of our institution's "urban age" future. We describe intentional and broad-based efforts in…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, College Environment, College Faculty, School Community Relationship
Jordan, Catherine M.; Wong, Kristine A.; Jungnickel, Paul W.; Joosten, Yvonne A.; Leugers, Rebecca C.; Shields, Sharon L. – Metropolitan Universities, 2009
The Peer Review Workgroup of the Community-Engaged Scholarship for Health Collaborative developed a novel set of quality community-engaged scholarship characteristics and a resource package aimed at two primary audiences: faculty seeking promotion or tenure based on community-engaged scholarship; and review, promotion, and tenure committee members…
Descriptors: Tenure, Faculty Development, College Faculty, Guides
Sorg, Steven – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 2001
Introduces other articles in this issue devoted to distributed learning at metropolitan universities. Discusses issues that institutions should address if considering distributed learning: institutional goals and strategic plans, faculty development needs and capabilities, student support services, technical and personnel infrastructure, policies,…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Delivery Systems, Distance Education, Educational Innovation
Emil, Barbara – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 2001
Addresses: (1) distance learning as a strategy for educational access; (2) nontraditional students as traditional distance learners; (3) asynchronous distance learning; (4) synchronous distance learning; (5) access as a necessary but insufficient measure of opportunity; (6) using technology wisely and well; (7) eclectic learning opportunities for…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Computer Uses in Education, Delivery Systems, Distance Education
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