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Malanson, Jeffrey J. – Metropolitan Universities, 2022
As Purdue University Fort Wayne (PFW), a regional public university in northeast Indiana, completed the spring 2020 semester fully remote due to COVID-19, university leadership had to determine if there was a path to safely reopening campus and maintaining a low-risk environment for in-person instruction and work for the 2020-21 academic year. To…
Descriptors: Universities, Distance Education, COVID-19, Pandemics
Schaus, Maynard; Larkin, Susan; Wilkinson, Denise – Metropolitan Universities, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic forced many institutions to adapt quickly and substitute technology-based online or remote instruction in place of in-person instruction. This adaptation caused many faculty to develop new technology fluencies, which can provide more flexibility and innovation moving forward. However, the technological lessons learned from…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Distance Education, Technology Uses in Education
Collier, Peter – Metropolitan Universities, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic and fallout from universities' pandemic response efforts has made the adjustment to college more complex for new students. This is particularly true for students who lack familiarity with how college works. In addition to student adjustment issues, new pandemic-related issues include a greater risk for information overload,…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Mentors, College Freshmen, COVID-19
LeFlore, Delonte J.; Novesl, Aleque; Smith, Everrett A. – Metropolitan Universities, 2022
The devastation of COVID-19 substantively impacted enrollment opportunities for colleges and universities in the United States. Many higher education institutions responded to the crises by moving students off campus, enacting furloughs, increasing tuition, and appealing to their state and federal legislators for financial resources. At the…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Higher Education, Access to Education
Clinton, Christopher G.; Hall, Maureen P. – Metropolitan Universities, 2022
This article documents how one Teacher Preparation Program (TPP) at a medium-sized public university in the northeast responded to the needs of their urban partners during the global COVID-19 pandemic. The adaptation of this school-university partnership involved improving relationships where the TPP is more responsive to the needs of this urban…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Pandemics, Sustainability, Partnerships in Education
Thomas-EL, Shawnna L. – Metropolitan Universities, 2022
This article uses interviews of long-standing neighborhood residents' sentiments of university expansion into their community. These data provide persuasive empirical evidence for the need of urban anchor institutions to include as an integral component of their campus reopening efforts, intentional plans for reducing the disruption of housing…
Descriptors: Residential Patterns, Universities, School Expansion, COVID-19
Ko, Jen-Li; Joslyn, Jeff; Lu, Ganhua; Palmer, Jason; Charles, Malcolm; Sanganalu Mattha, Aishwarya; Parsons, Bob; Tatum, Ron; Redmann, Carey; Bialkowski, Walter – Metropolitan Universities, 2022
Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin (FAEW) distributed 84% more food to community members in need during the COVID-19 pandemic than in the prior year. Though systems were in place to manage food receipt and distribution data, social distancing requirements and technological barriers revealed inefficiencies in utilizing this data. In pursuit of…
Descriptors: Hunger, School Community Relationship, Data, Data Analysis
Ohmer, Mary L.; Finkelstein, Carrie; Dostilio, Lina; Durham, Aliya; Melnick, Alicia – Metropolitan Universities, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a major disruption in higher education, challenging universities to engage with community partners in unprecedented ways. Among them was an accelerated challenge to ways of engaging with surrounding communities and the resulting importance this holds for social change. A common approach has been for the university to…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, COVID-19, Pandemics, Partnerships in Education
Chin, Meghan; DiBello, John; Schmalfuss, Henrike; Dockery, Rajay; Gao, Amanda; Eshleman, Margaret; Indresano, Samuel; Shahrour, Nesreen; Bullock, Kim; Fowler, Capri – Metropolitan Universities, 2022
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the health disparities plaguing our communities are highlighted more than ever. Community-based learning (CBL) and community-based participatory research (CBPR) provide a highly relevant framework in addressing health problems, especially those related to the Social Determinants of Health (AHRQ, 2020).…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Access to Health Care, Barriers
Garmong, Gale E.; Calhoun, Bridget C.; Colbert, Alison; Grigsby, Victor J.; Mann, Jessica; Nagy, Annie; Namey, Brittani; Parish, Mary J.; Elliott, Jennifer Padden – Metropolitan Universities, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted people of color, underscoring the importance of equity in the public health response. The Duquesne University Center for Integrative Health (DUCIH) is a university-wide center focused on training future practitioners and improving health equity in the Pittsburgh region. DUCIH's initial pandemic…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Churches, At Risk Persons
Line, David; Kohlmeier, Pamela S.; Mount, Sarah – Metropolitan Universities, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many physical, mental, and economic challenges and has provided an opportunity for academia to participate in community engagement to help support public health. Through a partnership between a university and a local health district, a contact tracing training program was developed and implemented in the late…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Disease Control, Training, COVID-19
Kuttner, Paul; Antunes, Ana; Cachelin, Adrienne; Fitesemanu, Laneta; Folau, Melsihna; Hart, Sara; Salcedo, Anahy – Metropolitan Universities, 2022
Academic health centers and their universities are increasingly encouraged to engage in more community-based and participatory approaches to research. Yet, traditional ethics guidelines and regulations are inadequate for addressing the dynamics of community-campus research partnerships. In this article, the authors share stories from the Community…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Community Involvement, School Community Relationship, Ethics
Castro, Katherine; Jacobs, Travis; Eden, Emilee; Thiese, Matthew S.; Hegmann, Kurt T.; Allen, Joseph A. – Metropolitan Universities, 2022
Academic Medical Centers (AMC) are unique healthcare resources that offer services to their local communities. As societal priorities shift, AMCs are identifying approaches to practice community engagement. Although many examples of AMCs exist in the literature, few have targeted resources for specific health topics like occupational health. This…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Medical Services, Universities, Occupational Safety and Health
Vetrovec, Logan; Massey, Anne; Santen, Sally A.; Edwards, Cherie; Kreutzer, Kathleen O'Kane; Harris, Kevin – Metropolitan Universities, 2022
Academic health centers (AHC) both contribute to and are influenced by the communities they serve. As part of a central commitment to improving human health, there is a need for AHCs to acknowledge their history related to race and racism, the resulting impact on current health disparities, and the disparate treatment of racial and minoritized…
Descriptors: Health Services, Medical Services, Medical Schools, Clinics
Larson, Rebecca Sam; Medved, Caryn – Metropolitan Universities, 2022
Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (Project ECHO) is a telementoring program for health professionals that uses adult learning techniques and interactive video technology to connect distal community providers with specialist and multidisciplinary teams in real-time collaborative sessions. We examine the adoption, implementation, and…
Descriptors: Selection, Program Implementation, Telecommunications, Mentors
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