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Janke, Emily; Holland, Barbara; Medlin, Kristin – Metropolitan Universities, 2016
Once an institution has chosen to recognize and reward community-engaged scholarship in its university-wide promotion and tenure policy, what are some strategies for aligning unit and department policies as well? This chapter describes the path followed at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro to align policies across all units and…
Descriptors: Scholarship, School Policy, Departments, College Faculty
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
Peterson, Deborah; Perry, Jill Alexa; Dostilio, Lina; Zambo, Debby – Metropolitan Universities, 2016
Since its inception nine years ago, CPED members have re-envisioned and implemented a new purpose for the professional practice doctorate in education, or Ed.D. This new purpose is grounded in the goal of preparing doctoral students to serve as scholarly practitioners, those who engage community as stakeholders in the process of improving problems…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Doctoral Programs, Community Change, Service Learning
Kirtman, Lisa; Bowers, Erica; Hoffman, John L. – Metropolitan Universities, 2016
Although the mission statements of most comprehensive teaching institutions of higher education include serving as a resource for the global and local community, the tenure and promotion process typically does not recognize these community partnerships as research endeavors, even when the nature of the work is firmly grounded in sound empirical…
Descriptors: Institutional Mission, Scholarship, College Faculty, Faculty Promotion
Lambert-Pennington, Katherine – Metropolitan Universities, 2016
This article explores what an uneven embrace of community engagement means for faculty as they apply for tenure and promotion. It closely examines how three faculty members (including the author) from different departments framed and discussed their engaged scholarly contributions in the presence or absence of departmental guidelines on engaged…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Faculty Promotion, Tenure, Faculty Evaluation
Davies, Ceri; Gant, Nick; Millican, Juliet; Wolff, David; Prosser, Bethan; Laing, Stuart; Hart, Angie – Metropolitan Universities, 2016
The Community University Partnership Programme (CUPP) has been operating at the University of Brighton for the past 10 years. This article explores the different types of space we think need to exist to support a variety of partnership and engaged work. We therefore explore our understandings of shared or "engaged" spaces as a physical,…
Descriptors: School Community Programs, Colleges, Partnerships in Education, Shared Resources and Services
Woods, Sarah; Reed, B. J.; Smith-Howell, Deborah – Metropolitan Universities, 2016
Universities throughout the United States operate engagement centers to extend campus faculty, staff and student resources to their communities. In 2014, the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) opened the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center (Weitz CEC): a privately funded $24 million, 70,000 square foot facility located in the middle of its…
Descriptors: Community Centers, Universities, School Community Programs, Extension Education
Kinders, Mark A.; Pope, Myron L. – Metropolitan Universities, 2016
The University of Central Oklahoma's new strategic plan sought to increase its connection to the emerging Hispanic community in Oklahoma City. Simultaneously, the Greater Oklahoma City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce was seeking a higher education partner. This case study describes resulting new programs for Hispanic students and businesses. The…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, School Community Relationship, Partnerships in Education, School Business Relationship
Luter, D. Gavin – Metropolitan Universities, 2016
In this article, a layered conceptual framework for "place-based school reform" is presented as a way to link the concept of school reform and neighborhood development. Because many universities have been involved in community-school-university partnerships, the university community engagement literature will be connected to this…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Educational Change, Urban Areas, Neighborhood Improvement
Smith-Arthur, Deborah; Spring, Amy – Metropolitan Universities, 2016
By partnering with correctional facilities, institutions of higher education are well positioned to create shared learning communities that provide profound educational experiences. Portland State University offers several courses involving university/corrections partnerships; these courses meet inside carceral institutions. This article…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Universities, Correctional Institutions, Correctional Education
Hall, Maureen P.; Panarese, Christine M. – Metropolitan Universities, 2016
Present-day educational approaches in higher education and K-12 privilege only cognitive gains from students, who are sometimes only seen as test scores, while neglecting the development of the whole human being. This article documents three unique Building Community events at a public university in the northeast, which were designed to embrace…
Descriptors: Student Development, Holistic Approach, College Students, Educational Methods
Gavazzi, Stephen M. – Metropolitan Universities, 2015
Borrowing from marital research literature, a four-square matrix constructed from the twin dimensions of effort and comfort levels is used to describe a typology of campus and community associations. Results from a study using the Optimal College Town Assessment to measure community member perceptions on town-gown relationships are presented next,…
Descriptors: Marriage, Matrices, School Community Relationship, Colleges
Holton, Valerie L.; Early, Jennifer L.; Jettner, Jennifer F.; Shaw, Kathleen K. – Metropolitan Universities, 2015
As universities institutionalize a public mission, they seek strategies and opportunities to more deeply involve external stakeholders in all aspects of their work: teaching, research, and service. These partnerships support universities in their efforts to generate new knowledge, educate the citizenry, and to improve the well-being of…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Urban Universities, Case Studies, Community Development
Holton, Valerie L.; Jettner, Jennifer F.; Early, Jennifer L.; Shaw, Kathleen K. – Metropolitan Universities, 2015
Universities increasingly see community engagement as a means to achieve their mission. In order to assess the impact of these efforts, it is necessary to gather and analyze data from across the institution on community-engaged activities. This article presents a case study of Virginia Commonwealth University's efforts in developing enterprise…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Colleges, Case Studies, School Community Relationship
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