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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
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
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
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
Tapprich, William; Grandgenett, Neal; Leas, Heather; Rodie, Steve; Shuster, Robert; Schaben, Chris; Cutucache, Christine – Metropolitan Universities, 2016
STEM faculty at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) have partnered with teachers and administrators in the Omaha Public Schools (OPS) to implement a Teacher-Researcher Partnership Program. This program establishes resources and infrastructure that engage K-12 science teachers in scientific research experiences. In the first implementation of…
Descriptors: STEM Education, College Faculty, Science Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education
Jacquez, Farrah – Metropolitan Universities, 2014
Within promotion processes, research universities traditionally place highest value on grant funding and peer reviewed publications. In contrast, community-engaged research tends to value community partnerships and direct community benefit. Community-engaged early career faculty can have difficulty negotiating the demands required for promotion…
Descriptors: School Community Programs, College Faculty, Background, Participatory Research
Hart, Brenda; McAnulty, Kate – Metropolitan Universities, 2014
For more than thirty years, personnel from the University of Louisville J.B. Speed School of Engineering have presented a summer program targeting high school students historically underrepresented in engineering fields. INSPIRE provides these students with an introduction to careers in engineering and assists the students in planning their…
Descriptors: Summer Science Programs, Enrichment Activities, High School Students, Science Interests
Nelson, R. Michael; Duke, Bryan L.; Hutchens, Karyn; Machell, James – Metropolitan Universities, 2014
The Urban Teacher Preparation Academy was developed through a collaborative partnership between the University of Central Oklahoma and the Oklahoma City Public Schools. The goal of the program is to develop effective teachers for urban schools. The development and maintenance of the partnership is discussed through the lens of interorganizational…
Descriptors: Urban Teaching, Preservice Teacher Education, Partnerships in Education, Public Schools
Brabant, Margaret; Braid, Donald; Carriere, Armand – Metropolitan Universities, 2013
Respondents to our 2011 survey on the impact of Community Outreach Partnership Centers (COPC) grants administered by HUD between 1994 and 2005 reported deep and lasting impacts on their respective institutions. These grants affected institutional structures, embedded community engagement within institutional cultures and academic curricula, and…
Descriptors: Grants, School Community Relationship, Outreach Programs, Outcome Measures
Cattle, Stephen R.; Bloomfield, Dianne M.; Klineberg, Iven J. – Metropolitan Universities, 2013
The University of Sydney has a long-standing record of commitment to social inclusion in tertiary education. The Australian government agenda has brought into sharp focus the importance of universities engaging with rural and remote communities. The University of Sydney provides placement opportunities and pathways to attract more undergraduate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Urban Universities, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness
Lee, Diane M.; Harmon, Keith – Metropolitan Universities, 2013
Over the last two decades the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), has undergone transformation and ignited systemic change across the institution. Its Meyerhoff Scholars Program has made major achievements in recruiting and graduating African American students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) at one of the…
Descriptors: State Universities, African American Students, College Students, Disproportionate Representation
Sanchez, Sheila M.; Huerta, Adrian H.; Venegas, Kristan M. – Metropolitan Universities, 2012
This study highlights the narratives of five Latino males from three different postsecondary institutions--a community college, a four-year public state college, and a large private research university--and the impact of their participation in college preparation programs. The data is drawn from a study in which the impact of college preparation…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, College Students, Males, Community Colleges
Dobbs, Jennifer Kwon – Metropolitan Universities, 2012
This article explores the development of the Summer Tools, Information, Motivation, and Education (SummerTIME) Writing Program, the only program of its kind in Los Angeles that conducts self-assessment. The author describes the geographical and political boundaries separating inner-city Los Angeles high school graduates from higher education,…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Summer Programs, Urban Programs, High School Graduates
Schecter, David; Junn, Ellen; Cole, Kimberly – Metropolitan Universities, 2011
In this article we take a closer look at a developing university-community engagement project being undertaken between California State University, Fresno, and the City of Fresno. A history of the project is provided, along with a review of the relevant literature and a summary of what pieces of the puzzle we feel should be in place for a…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Program Descriptions, School Community Programs, Partnerships in Education
Anantadjaya, Sam P. D. – Metropolitan Universities, 2011
As Indonesian higher education strives to achieve educational excellence, universities with international curricula have become a focus of improvement efforts. Many of these university efforts involve business schools forming partnerships built around internships. Yet, as this focus on internship partnerships becomes more pronounced, many…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, Internship Programs, Business Administration Education
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