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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
Peck, Jacqueline K.; Zachariah, Sajit; Bozeka, Jennifer – Metropolitan Universities, 2008
A long-running university-school partnership is the foundation on which LEAP UP, the Literacy Enrichment and Active Participation University Partnership, is built. Services learners from a variety of The University of Akron programs provide one-on-one support for struggling readers at Leggett Elementary School. Key to the program's success is high…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Service Learning, Literacy Education
AhYun, Kimo; Papa, Rosemary; Stoner, Mark – Metropolitan Universities, 2006
Centers for Teaching and Learning (CTLs) are established to promote teaching excellence. While CTLs are effective at fostering teaching excellence in the main, they have provided little attention to addressing potentially unique needs of STEM faculty. This article proffers explanations as to why CTLs do not focus on promoting STEM pedagogies and…
Descriptors: Instructional Improvement, Faculty Development, Science Education, Technology Education