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Jacquez, Farrah – Metropolitan Universities, 2014
Within promotion processes, research universities traditionally place highest value on grant funding and peer reviewed publications. In contrast, community-engaged research tends to value community partnerships and direct community benefit. Community-engaged early career faculty can have difficulty negotiating the demands required for promotion…
Descriptors: School Community Programs, College Faculty, Background, Participatory Research
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
Agnew, Melanie; Kahn, Hilary E. – Metropolitan Universities, 2014
This paper explores Internationalization-at-Home (IaH) as a comprehensive model for preparing every student with the needed global competencies for today's interconnected and diverse society. The authors show how the goal of IaH is to redefine classrooms and campuses into common spaces that intentionally promote intercultural, international, and…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Multicultural Education, Models, College Curriculum
Hill, Diane; Herts, Rolando; Devance, Donita – Metropolitan Universities, 2014
The recent awarding of a Promise Neighborhood Planning Grant to Rutgers University-Newark demonstrates how the institution's leadership has promoted a vision and mission that fosters an institutional climate supportive of community engagement. This paper discusses how Gray's (1989) partnership development framework and Kania and Kramer's (2011)…
Descriptors: Urban Universities, School Community Relationship, Urban Planning, Neighborhoods
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
Rodwell, Gary D.; Klugh, Elgin L. – Metropolitan Universities, 2014
This paper explores efforts of the Coppin Heights Community Development Corporation (CHCDC) to: (1) increase the commitment to community engagement at Coppin State University, an HBCU situated in the heart of one of Baltimore's most challenged communities; and, (2) increase the community's capacity to engage the university, and other institutions,…
Descriptors: State Universities, Urban Universities, School Community Relationship, Community Development
Strickling, Laura Rutter; Doneker, Karen Lee – Metropolitan Universities, 2014
Drawing upon data from twenty-five interviews, this paper examines how the Maryland State Department of Education's Cross-functional Team navigates its changing role from compliance monitor to breakthrough partner in terms of discourse, time, and flexibility, as it carries out the work of the Breakthrough Center. It also examines how the role of…
Descriptors: State Departments of Education, Partnerships in Education, Change, Accountability
Yep, Kathleen S. – Metropolitan Universities, 2014
Interactions between universities and surrounding communities have the potential to create empowering education through community engagement. Innovative "town/gown" relationships such as multigenerational learning communities with immigrant communities may foster positive student learning outcomes while at the same time strengthen local…
Descriptors: Intergenerational Programs, Immigrants, Adult Education, Community Education
Edwards, Timothy; Montague, David R. – Metropolitan Universities, 2014
This research paper involved thematic analysis of interview responses from local citizens regarding the university's role in improving race relations. The paper addressed these questions: (1) What themes emerged from participant responses regarding UALR's role in improving race relations? and (2) What themes emerged from participant responses…
Descriptors: College Role, Racial Relations, Interviews, School Community Relationship
Latz, Gil; Sutton, Susan Buck; Hill, Barbara – Metropolitan Universities, 2014
Metropolitan universities in the United States are driven by the intertwined missions of broadening educational access and serving their surrounding communities. International education historically has been placed somewhat apart from such missions. This separation has little justification in these globalized times, however--a realization that…
Descriptors: Urban Universities, Urban Areas, Global Approach, School Community Relationship
Meisel, John B.; Navin, John C.; Sullivan, Timothy S. – Metropolitan Universities, 2014
This article provides empirical findings associated with the perceptions of faculty, staff, and administrators regarding a decision to reclassify a metropolitan university's athletics program from NCAA Division II to NCAA Division I. A survey is developed that asks respondents about their perceptions of the current state of the athletics program,…
Descriptors: College Athletics, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Urban Universities, Classification
Scoggins, Scott; Steinman, Erich – Metropolitan Universities, 2014
The presence of urban Indian communities and American Indian tribal nations in and near metropolitan areas creates tremendous potential for expanding campus-community collaborations regarding teaching, research, and service. However, many challenges must be addressed, including acknowledging the colonial context of relations between indigenous and…
Descriptors: Urban American Indians, Tribes, Urban Universities, School Community Relationship
Drum, Jennifer; Ladda, Shawn; Geary, Colette; Fitzpatrick, Corine – Metropolitan Universities, 2014
This study examined college adjustment between athletes and non-athletes at Manhattan College, a medium-sized college participating in NCAA Division I athletics located in the Bronx, New York. Groups included a total of fifty-two athletes, fifty-six non-athletes, twenty-five female athletes, twenty-seven male athletes, twenty-six female…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, Athletes, College Athletics, College Students
Gerstenblatt, Paula – Metropolitan Universities, 2014
Research on service learning has demonstrated positive outcomes in several areas of student learning; however, there is a scarcity of research examining the lived experiences of students. This study consisted of seventeen students from two cohorts enrolled in a service learning class working in a rural town. The current study suggests the…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Student Experience, Service Learning
Butchey, Deanne – Metropolitan Universities, 2014
The impact of service learning as a pedagogy to ensure efficient and effective experiential learning is well recognized, but in business schools, there is a perception that a steep learning curve exists for the students, faculty, and community. We use a tool to motivate and build competence in participants of a service learning project undertaken…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Business Schools, Business Administration Education, Online Courses
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