ERIC Number: EJ878235
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
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Changing International Constructs: How Metropolitan Universities Must Engage Globally
Leventhal, Mitch; Zimpher, Nancy L.
Metropolitan Universities, v18 n3 p102-108 2007
The mission of American metropolitan universities has never before been so relevant, both to the future of institutions themselves and to the United States. The success of the mission requires that we develop a deep understanding of the impact of both urbanization and de-urbanization, as well as the challenges metropolitan universities face with accelerating globalization. It is the view of the authors that the present focus of metropolitan universities is inadequate for the challenges of the 21st century. A new approach is needed: one that regards the university as an enterprise, and which seeks to more cogently capitalize on existing strengths, identify new opportunities worldwide, support innovation, and ensure financial sustainability over the long haul. In short, metropolitan universities must adopt an approach that is global, enterprise-wide, entrepreneurial, and focused on research excellence, curricular innovation, and economic fundamentals.
Descriptors: Urban Universities, Global Approach, Innovation, Urbanization, Metropolitan Areas, Institutional Mission, Economics, Excellence in Education, Entrepreneurship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: United States