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Abell, John H. – Metropolitan Universities, 2010
This article presents an overview of a community-based teaching and learning project linking sustainability, working family housing, neighborhood social capital, and urban design research and development. The article foregrounds principles and protocols that can be used to measure community effectiveness and it highlights a basis for further…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Housing, Social Capital, Neighborhoods
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
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
Brown, Julie Esparza; Smallman, Shawn; Hitzs, Randy – Metropolitan Universities, 2008
To address the need for teachers with the skills to effectively teach English Language Learner (ELL) students, Portland State University (PSU) collaborated with three Portland area community colleges and 17 school districts to develop a program to recruit and prepare bilingual/bicultural teachers. This nine-year-old program provides a career…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Bilingual Teachers, English (Second Language), Bilingual Students
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
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
Moore, Kay; Williams, Braska, Jr. – Metropolitan Universities, 2008
For almost twenty-five years, North Carolina State University has helped to coordinate a state-wide Mathematics and Science Education Network Pre-College Program that serves disadvantaged youth in grades six through twelve. The university-school partnership includes middle school and high school academic enrichment in math, science, and…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Disadvantaged Youth, College Preparation, Program Effectiveness
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
Gabbert, Ann; Peschka, Corrine; Spradley, Jackie – Metropolitan Universities, 2008
The University of Texas at El Paso offers over seventy learning communities to first-year students from extremely diverse socioeconomic and educational backgrounds. Ninety percent are Hispanic, 54 percent are first-generation college students, and 59 percent must participate in developmental classes before moving forward with college-level…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Hispanic American Students, First Generation College Students, Remedial Instruction
Tierney, William G.; Hallett, Ronald E.; Venegas, Kristan M. – Metropolitan Universities, 2007
After-school education programs for at-risk students are often implemented to increase academic performance and college readiness. This article explores the terms "out-of-school" and "after-school" related to college preparation programs and suggests that these programs should consider attendance, participation and intensity to impact a student's…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Academic Achievement, At Risk Students, After School Programs
Kennedy, Brianna – Metropolitan Universities, 2007
The burgeoning field of Out-of-School Time provides academic and social services to K-12 students during the time that they are not in school. Hundreds of service providers offer a range of programs that target various student populations. Many tools exist to measure program performance, but no uniform evaluation methods exist to inform funders…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, After School Programs, Program Effectiveness, Articulation (Education)
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
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