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Bergen, Daniel J.; Sladek, Emily – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
The concept of the anchor institution, and its subsequent mission, was first considered in the mid-1990s, a time during which the dominant academic culture of higher education was driven by the "public good regime." The decades since have seen the emergence of the public engagement knowledge regime, and the academic capitalist regime.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Institutional Mission, Competition, Educational Change
Kebea, Jennifer Johnson – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
Modern urban and metropolitan universities are increasingly obliged to recognize their role as anchor institutions. These same institutions of higher education (IHEs) also have a responsibility to educate students to be responsible and participatory citizens in society. An increasing number of IHEs recognize these distinct commitments as central…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Models, Metropolitan Areas, Urban Universities
Gomez, Jose A.; Sonenshein, Raphael J.; Espinoza, Zuhey; Fuhrmann, Henry – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) has committed to becoming Los Angeles' premier educational anchor institution, forging meaningful partnerships that contribute to the overall well-being of the region. Cal State LA ranks number one in the nation for the upward mobility of its students (Chetty, Friedman, Saez, Turner, &…
Descriptors: Institutional Mission, Partnerships in Education, Social Mobility, Social Differences
del Rio, Esteban; Loggins, John – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
Drawing on cultural studies and the practice of engaged learning and scholarship, this paper proposes a cultural approach to institutional transformation, which we argue necessarily follows anchor partnerships. The authors advance a model of cohesion and alignment among equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI), community engagement, and social…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Institutional Mission, Organizational Change, Inclusion
Khandros, Mariya – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
As poverty and inequality continue to plague American cities, universities and hospitals are looking for ways to leverage their role as community anchors to address these issues. Local procurement programs have emerged as one way for institutions to build local wealth and create jobs. In order to increase the impact of individual institutions,…
Descriptors: Urban Universities, Hospitals, Cooperative Programs, School Community Relationship
Barthell, John F.; Castillo, David; Mendoza, Liliana Rentería; Macey, J. David; Simmons, Charlotte K. – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
The University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) is a public metropolitan university that has developed a highly collaborative relationship with the Greater Oklahoma City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (HC). This partnership unites several UCO divisions and the HC in support of a set of shared goals, articulated in UCO's "Vision 2020" strategic…
Descriptors: Metropolitan Areas, Strategic Planning, Labor Force Development, Leadership Training
Telles, Arien B. – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
The literature on the transformation of higher education institutions into engaged institutions identifies the great potential this transformation can have on higher education's ability to address pressing social issues. However, engagement work frequently operates in White racialized spaces and within systems that perpetuate racial oppression. A…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Educational Change, Higher Education, Social Problems
Walker, Laurie A.; East, Jean F. – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
Laurie A. Walker, the 2017 recipient of the Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement, is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Montana. Together with her co-author, Dr. Jean F. East, Professor in the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver, they have raised, in this piece, an…
Descriptors: Philanthropic Foundations, Urban Universities, Neighborhoods, Urban Renewal
Holland, Barbara A.; Howard, Ted; Seligsohn, Andrew J. – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
Urban and metropolitan areas face unique challenges in serving the multifaceted needs of their communities, but also have advantages that create some of the world's greatest universities. Three scholars opened the 2017 CUMU [Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities] Annual Conference with "Voices from the Field." Each spoke to…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Urban Universities, Metropolitan Areas, Place Based Education
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
Zerquera, Desiree D.; Doran, Erin E. – Metropolitan Universities, 2017
The higher education context that our CUMU institutions must navigate is complex and begets challenges resulting from the distinct mission our institutions seek to uphold. The implications of these challenges give rise to impacts on everyone within the institution and consequently our constituents within the cities we seek to serve. Bringing…
Descriptors: Urban Universities, Research Universities, Institutional Mission, Strategic Planning
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
Potter, Mark – Metropolitan Universities, 2017
Although federal financial aid has increased in recent years, the costs of college tuition and living expenses have increased even more, leaving larger numbers of students with unmet need. Restructuring of financial aid, however, is insufficient to address the problem of diverging attainment gaps between low-income students and their more…
Descriptors: Urban Universities, Low Income Students, College Students, Student Personnel Services
Williams, Ronald C.; Klugh, Elgin L. – Metropolitan Universities, 2017
The legacy of deindustrialization and associated underemployment continues to plague many former industrial communities. In these spaces, universities serve as anchors providing gateways for individual economic empowerment, and as "brain centers" charged with generating solutions for societal problems. This paper explores the development…
Descriptors: Urban Universities, Urban Renewal, Economic Development, Entrepreneurship
Whittaker, Jennifer; Clark, Jill K.; SanGiovannni, Sarah; Raja, Samina – Metropolitan Universities, 2017
The United Nations estimates that by 2050, more than 66% of the world's population will live in urban areas. In the face of continuing urbanization, how will communities meet the fundamental need for good food? What kinds of public policies, structures, and systems will ensure equitable and just access to food? We argue that urban universities…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, School Community Programs, Food, Food Service
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