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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
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
Freeman, Elmer; Gust, Susan; Aloshen, Deborah – Metropolitan Universities, 2009
Communities across our nation--whether geographic, ethnic, or issue-based in their composition--are struggling to be healthy, to grow, and thrive. The production of knowledge and the sharing of knowledge by both the community and the higher education institution is the key to helping our communities improve. Retaining and valuing community-engaged…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Faculty Promotion, Tenure, Partnerships in Education
Gaston, Paul L. – Metropolitan Universities, 2008
Leaders in an effectively engaged metropolitan university understand, agree on, and invest in thoughtfully chosen outreach commitments. The effective pursuit of such commitments requires also a balance among expectations, behaviors, and practices not always compatible. While outreach thrives on initiative, coordination is critical. Individuals…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, Institutional Mission, College Environment, Educational Policy
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
Miller, Jerry; Rowe, William; Rapp-Paglicci, Lisa; Ersing, Robin – Metropolitan Universities, 2008
Prodigy is an example of a program that is successful due to its being a program that is community engaged. Prodigy is a community arts program, crime prevention and diversion program, serving ten thousand people in seven counties. This article discusses the roles, challenges, and successes of the partnerships with the School of Social Work at the…
Descriptors: Fine Arts, Crime Prevention, Counties, Public Agencies