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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
Loan, Phan Thi; Hsu, Wan Ting – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
Environmental protection is an increasing concern across Taiwan. Facebook and LINE enjoy high penetration in Taiwan, are potential platforms for democratizing the research process. Citizens participate in evaluating their environment, contributing to its protection as well as having voice in decision making in the environment community-engaged…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Natural Disasters, Civil Defense, Emergency Programs
Lu, Ching Hui; Chen, Zi Yan; Yang, Zi Yi – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
This paper described how university students from Macau took social responsibility in China through Service-Learning project. It was an introductory experience for the student participants and for the children in the mountain area as well. This study aimed at raising children's interest in learning and their desire of continuing study. Results…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Service Learning, Learning Experience, College Students
Yeung, Sze Nga Cecilia Au; Lam, Lai Ki.; Fong, Jonathan J. – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
The Office of Service Learning and Science Unit at Lingnan University partnered with the Discovery and Education Department at Ocean Park (an aquatic theme park in Hong Kong) to develop a service learning project. Beyond service learning's traditional goals (enhanced student learning, useful service for a community partner), we examined the…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Intergenerational Programs, Age Groups, Science Education
Uy, Sarah Jane – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
Service learning may offer an innovative perspective in the competing global and national health interests among Philippine universities. The author sought to understand the enablers and barriers of implementing service learning in the context of a premier private Catholic Philippine allied health profession education. Using an in-depth…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Service Learning, Allied Health Occupations Education, Program Implementation
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
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