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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
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
Cattle, Stephen R.; Bloomfield, Dianne M.; Klineberg, Iven J. – Metropolitan Universities, 2013
The University of Sydney has a long-standing record of commitment to social inclusion in tertiary education. The Australian government agenda has brought into sharp focus the importance of universities engaging with rural and remote communities. The University of Sydney provides placement opportunities and pathways to attract more undergraduate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Urban Universities, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness
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
Jacobus, Michelle Vazquez; Baskett, Robert – Metropolitan Universities, 2010
This article describes the opportunities and challenges encountered in the service-learning adaptation of an early childhood primary prevention program through the University of Southern Maine's Lewiston Auburn College. In the face of economic and social challenges confronted by many communities, service-learning models are proposed as essential…
Descriptors: Prevention, Service Learning, Educational Opportunities, Program Descriptions
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
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
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
Varma-Nelson, Pratibha – Metropolitan Universities, 2006
This article describes the Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL) model of instruction and the critical components for its successful implementation and dissemination. It speculates about the future of PLTL and reflects on the lessons learned by the PLTL coalition as it evolved from a small consortium to a national network of about 160 faculty, fourteen…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Teaching Methods, Networks, Teamwork
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
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