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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
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
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
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
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
Gelmon, Sherril B.; Lederer, Miriam; Seifer, Sarena D.; Wong, Kristine – Metropolitan Universities, 2009
The findings of the evaluation of the three-year Community-Engaged Scholarship for Health Collaborative are presented, describing changes in institutional capacity for community-engaged scholarship, and changes in promotion and tenure policies and processes. The change process in the participating institutions is assessed using the Kotter model of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, Teacher Role, Educational Principles
Brown, Julie Esparza; Smallman, Shawn; Hitzs, Randy – Metropolitan Universities, 2008
To address the need for teachers with the skills to effectively teach English Language Learner (ELL) students, Portland State University (PSU) collaborated with three Portland area community colleges and 17 school districts to develop a program to recruit and prepare bilingual/bicultural teachers. This nine-year-old program provides a career…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Bilingual Teachers, English (Second Language), Bilingual Students
Bierly, Greg; Rogers, Nancy Brattain – Metropolitan Universities, 2008
At Indiana State University, students confront civic realities through experiences provided within the Liberal Learning in Action classes. This program empowers students to make connections between community issues and the tools of "liberal learning," including critical analysis, appreciation of diversity and a strengthened ability to…
Descriptors: Evidence, Critical Thinking, College Curriculum, Experiential Learning