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Golich, Vicki L.; Haynes, Sandra; Hillhouse, Erin; Pfeifer, David – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver) has been educating students for Colorado's urban workforce for over fifty years. The following case study of MSU Denver's new Aerospace Engineering Sciences (AES) Building reveals the roles played by partnerships among universities, faculty, and local civic and industry leaders in creating new…
Descriptors: State Universities, Case Studies, Aerospace Education, Engineering Education
Heinrich, Bill; Yaklin, Breana; Goodrich, Dave; Knott, Jess – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
Organizational transformation takes time, energy, and patience. An active administrative unit, The Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology (called simply, the Hub) engaged intentional change from its inception. The Hub aspires to help Michigan State University (MSU) "reinvent itself as a learning institution" by transforming…
Descriptors: Metropolitan Areas, Educational Innovation, State Universities, Organizational Change
Ableser, Judith; Moore, Christina – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
With many potential community partners and a diverse student population, the metropolitan university has many opportunities to operationalize transformative learning, which involves a dramatic shift in one's assumptions that has a lasting change on their perspectives. The challenge of identifying transformative learning initiatives and making…
Descriptors: Urban Universities, Metropolitan Areas, Teacher Centers, Transformative Learning
Golich, Vicki L.; Haynes, Sandra; Kreidler, Steve – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver) has used various ways to craft curriculum that directly meets employers' and students' needs in key economic drivers in the State of Colorado. Moving beyond the standard industry advisory councils used in many, especially professional programs, the institution has consulted with industry leaders…
Descriptors: State Universities, Partnerships in Education, Acceleration (Education), Curriculum Development
Zapata, Marisa; Percy, Stephen; Andrews, Sona – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
Propelled by many factors, including a newly appointed Board of Trustees responsible for governance of our university, resource shortages, and enrollment swings, Portland State University embarked on a strategic planning effort in 2014 with the intent of reunifying a divided campus and creating a bold vision for moving forward in the next five…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Equal Education, Case Studies, State Universities
Costino, Kimberly A. – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
Equity-minded institutional transformation requires robust faculty learning. Research has shown that the single most important factor in student success is faculty interaction. Positive, supportive, and empowering faculty interaction is particularly important to the success of female students, poor and working class students, and students of…
Descriptors: State Universities, College Faculty, Faculty Development, Equal Education
Ramaley, Judith A. – Metropolitan Universities, 2017
Universities are being asked to prepare our students to navigate successfully in a complex and interconnected world and to contribute to the solution of difficult problems at work and in the communities where they live. Our universities must do the same. We must adapt our approaches to education, scholarship and community involvement in order to…
Descriptors: Housing, College Role, School Community Relationship, Urban Universities
Collins, Samuel Gerald; Durington, Matthew; Fabricant, Nicole – Metropolitan Universities, 2017
One year ago, Baltimore citizens took to the streets to protest not only the death of Freddie Grey, but the structural inequalities and structural violence that systematically limit the opportunities for working-class African Americans in Baltimore. The protests, though, were not just confined to Baltimore City. Borne on sophisticated…
Descriptors: Thematic Approach, Urban Areas, Activism, Racial Discrimination
Ramaley, Judith A. – Metropolitan Universities, 2016
Campuses are developing new ways to respond to complex social, cultural, economic and environmental problems by adapting their educational approaches and their scholarship to address a changing world order. At the same time, government agencies, nonprofit organizations and businesses are embracing collaborative approaches to community…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, School Community Relationship, Social Change, Social Action
Boehm, Lisa Krissoff; Larrivee, Linda S. – Metropolitan Universities, 2016
This paper analyzes the processes and outcomes involved with mentoring junior faculty in the reappointment, promotion, and tenure (RPT) process at a comprehensive state university and creating a culture supportive of engaged research. Although the university in this case study is governed by a collective bargaining agreement that prohibits the…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Mentors, Faculty Promotion, Tenure
Saltmarsh, John; Wooding, John – Metropolitan Universities, 2016
The need for new and revised structures to reward new forms of scholarship is being examined nationally and globally. It is also being examined on campuses that make up the University of Massachusetts system, all which are classified by the Carnegie Foundation for Community Engagement. This paper reports on the collective exploration by the five…
Descriptors: State Universities, School Community Relationship, Scholarship, Campuses
Pelco, Lynn E.; Howard, Catherine – Metropolitan Universities, 2016
This case study describes the campus context and process for successfully including community engagement language into promotion and tenure policies at Virginia Commonwealth University, a high research, urban public university. The paper also describes barriers our campus faced during the promotion and tenure policy revision process, especially…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Faculty Promotion, Community Involvement, Tenure
Reitenauer, Vicki L.; Korzun, Tetiana; Lane, Kimberly; Roberts, Melinda Joy – Metropolitan Universities, 2015
Designed in response to students' requests for a capstone where they could form their own individual partnerships in the communities of their choosing, Effective Change Agent offers a structure for community-based learning that allows for high levels of student choice-making and agency. In this article, the authors describe the course; connect it…
Descriptors: Change Agents, College Students, Service Learning, College Curriculum
Kerrigan, Seanna M.; Reitenauer, Vicki L.; Arevalo-Meier, Nora – Metropolitan Universities, 2015
In the past two decades, the literature on campus-community partnerships as core components of pedagogies of engagement has grown exponentially. In this article, the director and a longtime faculty member of Portland State University's capstone program report on interviews conducted with ten faculty-community partner pairs, gleaning insights on…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, College Faculty, Interviews, Partnerships in Education
Flynn, Erin – Metropolitan Universities, 2015
Portland State University's (PSU) reputation as an engaged, urban-serving university continues to distinguish it both nationally and locally. Key partnerships with local, public, and private partners provide students, faculty, and staff with remarkable opportunities to contribute to the physical, social, and economic development of the Portland…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, State Universities, School Community Relationship, Urban Schools
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