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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
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
Simon, Diane J.; Abrams, Lisa M.; McDonnough, Jacqueline T.; McLeod, Alan M.; Warren, Beverly J. – Metropolitan Universities, 2008
Project BEST (Basic Educational Skills and Training) is a mentoring program involving Virginia Commonwealth University students and area middle school students. In the two-tiered program, VCU faculty mentor the Project BEST college students who, in turn, serve as mentors to the middle school students. Activities include Saturday mathematics and…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Mentors, At Risk Students, Minority Group Children
Gavrin, A. – Metropolitan Universities, 2006
Just-in-Time Teaching (JiTT) is an innovative pedagogy that enables faculty to increase interactivity in the classroom and engage students in learning. By creating a feedback loop between students' work at home and the classroom setting, time on task is improved in both quality and quantity. This paper includes an introduction to JiTT and evidence…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Time on Task, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness
Connolly, Mark R.; Millar, Susan B. – Metropolitan Universities, 2006
Workshops are currently one of the most popular ways for instructors in STEM fields to learn more about teaching and learning. Yet research shows we often do not know what participants gain from attending. This article suggests ways of measuring impact of instructional improvement workshops that will help not only workshop providers with designing…
Descriptors: Instructional Improvement, Workshops, Faculty Development, Measurement Techniques
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