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Allen, Joseph; Trent, Sheridan; Woods, Sara – Metropolitan Universities, 2020
Since the opening of the University of Nebraska at Omaha's (UNO) Community Engagement Center in 2014, both university and community building partners have been guided by a set of core values. Established by a community/university task force after months of focus groups, community conversations, and other data gathering activities, these values…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Universities, Community Centers, Advisory Committees
Evans Reding, Tracie; VanWyngaarden, Kristin – Metropolitan Universities, 2020
Complex problems are being approached through collaborations that cross sectors including businesses, nonprofits, public institutions, and academia. Social Network Analysis (SNA) methods have been adopted to help manage these large collaborations, and it is useful not only for exploring the network dynamics of the collaboration as a whole, but…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Network Analysis, Urban Universities, Institutional Cooperation
Hodge, Lynell; Wilkerson, Amanda; Stanislaus, Emmanuela Pierre – Metropolitan Universities, 2020
Institutional websites are powerful tools that communicate wide range of information. Providing access to higher education requires institutions to consider how services are communicated with a goal of engaging students from diverse populations. This study utilized a conceptual content analysis to review university and college websites to…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Academic Support Services, Web Sites, Computer Mediated Communication
Schor, Adam – Metropolitan Universities, 2020
As the calls for responsible investing grow, universities will be asked about their endowments' investment policies regarding impact investing, wherein endowments seek opportunities that provide investment returns and social impact. A common concern for the investment committees, however, is how to incorporate impact investments without…
Descriptors: Investment, Endowment Funds, Universities, Educational Finance
Snell, Robin Stanley; Lau, Ka Hing – Metropolitan Universities, 2020
Service-learning as a transformative pedagogy has been adopted within Hong Kong's tertiary education sector for over a decade; however, the lack of a standardized and validated measurement instrument to assess its student learning outcomes has been an obstacle to its further development. The current research study, collaboratively conducted by…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Measures (Individuals), Foreign Countries, Test Construction
Conway-Turner, Katherine S. – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
Urban institutions are typically located in diverse and vibrant cities. This diversity has changed over the decades, thus requiring campuses to address the complexity that is seen as these new American cities evolve. In this article the city of Buffalo is discussed as a city that manifests a continuous change in population diversity with a…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Refugees, Immigrants, Outreach Programs
Guenther, Karl J.; Swanstrom, Todd; George, Thomas F. – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
Increasingly, suburban universities find themselves in communities facing challenges that inner cities have had to deal with for decades, including concentrated poverty, housing vacancy, and underperforming school districts. While the problems are similar, the institutional context is different. Compared to central cities, suburban municipal…
Descriptors: Institutional Mission, Suburban Schools, Universities, School Community Relationship
Wiewel, Wim; Detweiler-Bedell, Jerusha – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
There was a time when universities located in cities set themselves apart from urban life, even, in some cases, building walls that isolated their campuses. As the Cold War and Space Race accelerated the demand for academic expertise, government funding for basic and applied research became a mainstay of higher education. With the end of the Cold…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Colleges, Public Colleges, Educational History
Lovell, Michael R.; Bergen, Daniel; Donovan, Maura; Altenburg, Rana – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
To further live our mission, Marquette has launched many new initiatives over the past five years that strategically connect our university to our community. In this paper, we will highlight three of these initiatives. The first relates to connecting the anchor institutions in our neighborhood through an effort called Near West Side Partners. The…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Church Related Colleges, School Community Relationship, College Administration
Lieberman, Devorah; Capaldi, Shannon – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
Volumes of research studies, surveys, and census data document the "brain drain," the phenomenon of highly educated and highly skilled workers migrating from their hometown to an urban or metropolitan area that promises a better life. Early indications of brain drain begin with high school graduates determining where to attend college.…
Descriptors: Brain Drain, Educational Change, Higher Education, Education Work Relationship
Caret, Robert L. – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
The author has 25 years of experience in higher education leadership, overseeing two campuses and two university systems. He has maintained a strong connection to the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU), both philosophically and in practical terms. In this article, the author discusses his experience and feelings on social…
Descriptors: Social Responsibility, Citizenship Responsibility, Citizenship Education, Citizen Participation
Barthell, John F.; Castillo, David; Mendoza, Liliana Rentería; Macey, J. David; Simmons, Charlotte K. – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
The University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) is a public metropolitan university that has developed a highly collaborative relationship with the Greater Oklahoma City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (HC). This partnership unites several UCO divisions and the HC in support of a set of shared goals, articulated in UCO's "Vision 2020" strategic…
Descriptors: Metropolitan Areas, Strategic Planning, Labor Force Development, Leadership Training
Telles, Arien B. – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
The literature on the transformation of higher education institutions into engaged institutions identifies the great potential this transformation can have on higher education's ability to address pressing social issues. However, engagement work frequently operates in White racialized spaces and within systems that perpetuate racial oppression. A…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Educational Change, Higher Education, Social Problems
Friedman, Joanie – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
The University of Chicago (UChicago), known for transformative education, created the Civic Leadership Academy (CLA) to address the need for leadership development in government and the non-profit sector. In 2014 the Office of Civic Engagement recognized that while there were a host of leadership development opportunities for individuals in the…
Descriptors: Universities, Leadership Training, Citizen Participation, Fellowships
Cram, Bridgette; Béjar, Elizabeth – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
To increase equitable postsecondary access and success outcomes it is critical to address the college preparedness gap. While Florida International University (FIU) continues to improve retention and graduation gaps for currently enrolled students, it became evident that the university could play a larger role in preparing high school students for…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Dual Enrollment, College Preparation, Academic Achievement
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