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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
Norris, Kristin; Weiss, H. Anne – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
As campuses seek to advance community engagement, and embrace their role as anchor institutions within their community, questions emerge regarding how this role connects to and informs priorities within larger institutional mission and goals. Welch & Saltmarsh (2013) have noted that, historically, infrastructure--a center or office that…
Descriptors: Colleges, School Community Relationship, Capacity Building, Institutional Mission
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
DeMeulenaere, Eric – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
Universities and scholars have long wrestled with the types of impact they want their work to have on the world. This narrative explores the challenge of impact from the perspective of a recently tenured professor reflecting on his case for tenure and his struggle to fit his activist scholarship within the genre of the tenure case, which requires…
Descriptors: Activism, Scholarship, Tenure, Expertise
Hoyt, Lorlene – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
The university, for tenure-track professors and others, can become an intellectual prison, an environment where you learn to follow the long-established rules in order to survive. This essay is a call to action, aiming to reach and mobilize learners in the academy who might feel alone and trapped in an institution that primarily rewards…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Tenure, Teaching Experience, Academic Freedom
Tobier, Nick – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
As a public artist and designer, I construct spaces that connect people and ideas. The social spaces I create challenge our traditional ways of thinking, knowing, and experiencing one another and our cities. This piece presents a resistance to preset disciplinary values and a recognition that exponential rather than incremental change in an…
Descriptors: Tenure, Citizen Participation, Art, Art Education
Jacquez, Farrah M. – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
Community-engaged research is a collaboration between academic and community partners to create and disseminate knowledge for both academic and community benefit (Carnegie Foundation, 2018). Partnering with community members in research differs from traditional research at almost every point in the process, including deciding which research…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Tenure, Reflection, Community Involvement
Watson-Thompson, Jomella – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
As an early career professional, I often felt as if I was on the road less traveled as a community-engaged scholar and tenured-track faculty member in academia. Although the work of community-engaged scholarship (CES) may be valued, the mechanisms for advancing CES, such as through faculty reward systems, often are not well-established. In my…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Scholarship, Participatory Research, Leadership Role
Dunlap, Michelle R. – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
Offering examples from her own experiences, the author advises community-engaged scholars (and those mentors and institutions that support them) to always question assumptions with respect to the communities in which they are engaged. She notes that as they work to unfold research programs, they should be sure to listen carefully to the…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Service Learning, Minority Groups, Volunteers
Nuñez-Alvarez, Arcela; Clark-Ibáñez, Marisol; Ardón, Ana M.; Ramos, Amy L.; Pellicia, Michelle Ramos – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
This article addresses an innovative approach to connecting an urban university with the surrounding neighborhoods comprised of Latino immigrants, who represent potential new students or current students' family members. The National Latino Research Center (NLRC) uses popular education, culturally informed, and linguistically relevant strategies…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Spanish, Experiential Learning, Hispanic Americans
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
DeMeulenaere, Eric – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
Dr. Eric DeMeulenaere is Associate Professor of Education at Clark University in Worcester, MA. When he received the Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement in 2015, he was an Assistant Professor coming up for promotion and tenure. He received the Lynton award because his scholarly work exemplifies deep collaboration with…
Descriptors: Urban Education, School Community Relationship, Higher Education, Community Involvement
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