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Juan Salinas; Parwinder S. Grewal; Jose J. Gutierrez; Nicolas A. Pereyra; Dagoberto Ramirez; Elizabeth Salinas; Griselda Salinas; Virginia Santanas; Can Saygin – Metropolitan Universities, 2024
Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) are often characterized as Hispanic enrolling (rather than serving) that practice deficit-based systems that continue to marginalize Latinx and other underrepresented students, especially in STEM fields. Extant research on HSIs stresses the importance of investigating the value of grassroots advocacy groups as…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, STEM Education, Hispanic American Students, Minority Serving Institutions
Dresden June Frazier; Karin Cotterman – Metropolitan Universities, 2024
Utilizing Hersey's (2022) "Rest is Resistance," this article examines the tensions between the culture of higher education, the needs of community, and the ways that antiblackness and intersectionality impact the well-being of students, faculty, staff, and community partners. University of San Francisco's Engage San Francisco initiative…
Descriptors: Productivity, Resistance (Psychology), Mental Health, Self Management
Todd Swanstrom; Ifeanyi Ukpabi; Elaina Johns-Wolfe – Metropolitan Universities, 2024
Anchor movements rest on the premise that people- and place-based initiatives can be mutually reinforcing. The community development movement, however, has been haunted for years by the people-place dilemma -- the idea that efforts to help people harm efforts to uplift places and vice versa. Most of the literature on the anchor strategy has…
Descriptors: Community Development, Economic Development, School Community Relationship, Higher Education
Nancy Arden Mchugh; Samantha Kennedy; Ashley Wright – Metropolitan Universities, 2024
Extractive knowledge is prevalent in higher education community engagement. It is a type of epistemic injustice that is harmful to the historically and systemically minoritized communities and community nonprofits that many universities, particularly predominately white institutions, seek to engage. Extractive knowledge results from what we can…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Community Involvement, Power Structure, Ethics
Shallegra Moye – Metropolitan Universities, 2024
Scholars deem university partnerships with public schools as an innovative opportunity to marry research and practice. In part because they can support developing and implementing evidence-based interventions that improve school culture, academics, and community participation. However, what is less discussed are the barriers and challenges of…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, Public Schools, Barriers
Sarah Stanlick – Metropolitan Universities, 2024
Extractivism is so often characterized as resource extractivism - the exploitation of a community's natural resources for economic gain. However, when we think about the relationships between community and university, there are many ways in which the university can take out of the community or benefit to an extent that extracts human, capital, and…
Descriptors: Universities, School Community Relationship, Community Education, Colonialism
Diana Soto-Olson; Lucas Díaz; Ryan McBride; Agnieszka Nance – Metropolitan Universities, 2024
Productive tensions with traditional academic practices develop within a graduate certificate program in community engagement at Tulane University. The program offers an alternative approach to traditional graduate education practices by fostering community, epistemic justice, and care for the whole person through sustained interdisciplinary and…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Graduate Students, Educational Certificates, College Programs
Tami L. Moore; Lindsey P. Abernathy; Gregory C. Robinson Ii; Marshan Marick; Michael D. Stout – Metropolitan Universities, 2024
Community and campus partners can benefit from place-based community engagement to enact a commitment to racial equity and community-driven decision-making. Racial equity is paramount in place-based community engagement. However, very little attention has been given to how whiteness in the ideological foundations of higher education shapes the…
Descriptors: Racism, Social Justice, Community Involvement, Place Based Education
Cummins, Shannon; Ritzman, Mitzi J.; Benenson, Jodi; Tocaimaza-Hatch, Cecilia; Weare, Andrea M. M. – Metropolitan Universities, 2023
The adoption of service and community-based learning can be a challenge across college campuses. Some units or departments might embrace the approach, while others believe it cannot be done in their discipline. Despite being shown to offer benefits for learning and retention, recruiting faculty participation in service and community-based learning…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Interdisciplinary Approach, Fellowships, College Faculty
Ghazzawi, Dina; Pattison, Donna; Horn, Catherine – Metropolitan Universities, 2023
This study focuses on the increasing disparities in STEM education achievement and long-term wage earnings of under-represented minority groups. As part of national efforts to improve the diversity of the STEM workforce, this study uses longitudinal data from the University of Houston's Education Research Center (UH-ERC) to examine the effect of…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Enrichment Activities, Wages, Minority Group Students
Lancaster, Alexander; Bonella, Barrett; Gesteland, Becky Jo; Tadlock, Patrick; Fry, Richard – Metropolitan Universities, 2023
In the summer of 2020, our team created virtual community-engaged learning (VCEL) modules in response to the need to move classes to online and hybrid delivery styles during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. These modules addressed engaged learning concepts and were designed with faculty, students, and community partner organizations in mind.…
Descriptors: Online Courses, School Community Relationship, Community Involvement, COVID-19
Lau, Ka Hing; Snell, Robin Stanley; Chan, Maureen Yin-Lee; Yeung, Cynthia Lok Sum – Metropolitan Universities, 2023
This research study aims to validate the typology of process variables salient in service-learning projects proposed by Snell and Lau (2022) with empirical evidence. The study employed a qualitative approach by interviewing partner organization representatives (PORs) from 11 local and two international community partner organizations (CPOs), which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Community Relationship, Community Involvement, Service Learning
Ellerbee, Daren A.; Kirby, John; Kuttner, Paul; Schwartzentruber, Lorna; Valis, Ashley; Dostilio, Lina – Metropolitan Universities, 2023
The degree to which Universities could nimbly and effectively respond to the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on their local communities depended upon the structure and orientation of their community engagement infrastructure. Institutions that support a hyperlocal form of place-based engagement were uniquely positioned to harness their extensive…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Place Based Education, Universities
Longo, Nicholas V. – Metropolitan Universities, 2023
Place-based education makes a compelling case that the pedagogy of colleges and universities must be re-imagined to be more relevant and engaged. This article argues for a specific approach to place-based education--what has been termed "deliberative pedagogy"--offering an emerging practical philosophy that applies insights from…
Descriptors: Colleges, Universities, Institutional Role, Democracy
Sapra, Sonalini; Matheis, Christian; Abdo, Diya – Metropolitan Universities, 2023
This article provides an exploratory case study of place-based pedagogy developed in partnership with Every Campus A Refuge (ECAR) at Guilford College. ECAR is the first initiative of its kind to mobilize college and university campus resources to provide housing and other forms of assistance to refugees seeking resettlement in the institution's…
Descriptors: Refugees, Land Settlement, College Role, Housing
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