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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
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
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
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
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
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
Creighton, Sean – Metropolitan Universities, 2006
The University of Dayton's Raymond L. Fitz, S.M. Center for Leadership in Community has a long history that is emblematic of its mission to "initiate and sustain partnerships with urban neighborhoods and larger communities by working at comprehensive community building and providing a context for connected learning and scholarship" (Fitz…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, School Community Relationship, Leadership, Institutional Mission