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Berkley-Patton, Jannette; Thompson, Carole Bowe; Williams, Joah; Christensen, Kelsey; Wainright, Cassandra; Williams, Eric; Bradley-Ewing, Andrea; Bauer, Alexandria; Allsworth, Jenifer – Metropolitan Universities, 2021
African Americans are disproportionately burdened by mental health issues (e.g., stress, chronic depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder). Upon review of mental health local/state/national data, a highly-engaged faith-based Community Action Board (CAB) raised concerns about the mental health needs of African Americans and addressed mental…
Descriptors: African Americans, Church Role, Community Health Services, Mental Health
Gwon, Seok Hyun; Cho, Youngjoo; Laestadius, Linna I.; Wang, Yang; Lee, Han-Joo – Metropolitan Universities, 2021
Objective: To assess the characteristics of campus populations who were opposed to a vape-free campus policy and examine factors associated with opposition to a vape-free campus policy among those who indicated support for a tobacco-free policy. Participants: Faculty, staff, and students (N=2210) in a Midwestern university participated. Methods:…
Descriptors: Smoking, Campuses, School Surveys, Individual Characteristics
Haviland, Sara B.; Robbins, Steven; Belur, Vinetha; Cherfrere, Gernissia; Klieger, David – Metropolitan Universities, 2021
Employers report struggles to find work-ready candidates who possess a desired combination of job-specific technical, general math and reading, and social and behavioral skills. Community colleges are ideally situated to address these shortages, delivering a trained local labor force and often collaborating directly with employers and regional…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, Job Skills, Soft Skills, Skill Development
Lau, Ka Hing; Snell, Robin Stanley – Metropolitan Universities, 2021
Service-learning was introduced into Hong Kong over a decade ago, yet there is a research gap about the self-perceived developmental outcomes for students, partly due to the lack of a reliable measurement instrument across course disciplines and types of service-learning. This study validated a recently created Service-Learning Outcomes…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Outcomes of Education, Measures (Individuals), Factor Structure
Young, Kathryn; Anderson, Myron – Metropolitan Universities, 2021
This article uses methods from narrative analysis to consider how the macro-level experiences of racism and sexism appear in micro-level small stories about hierarchical microaggressive intersectionalities (HMI) in higher education. Small stories shared by university faculty and administrators reveal that microaggressions were simultaneously…
Descriptors: Females, College Faculty, College Administration, Women Faculty
Chan, Maureen Yin Lee; Snell, Robin Stanley – Metropolitan Universities, 2021
Through qualitative research, which involved qualitative interviews and focus group meetings with members of four student teams, we identified a number of barriers to the development of cohesiveness in teams of local and international exchange (IE) students, who were undertaking service-learning (SL) together. Lack of cohesiveness in such teams…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Exchange Programs, Service Learning, Community Organizations
Nickitas, Donna M.; Pontes, Nancy M. H. – Metropolitan Universities, 2020
Nursing educators wrestle with preparing the future nursing workforce to meet the needs of underserved, vulnerable populations in marginalized communities who suffer significant health disparities and social injustices. This article illustrates the integration of engaged civic learning (ECL) within a social justice framework that prepares…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Global Approach, Social Justice, Service Learning
Britton, Jennifer; Leveen, Jami; Liberati, Don; D'Isidoro, Anna – Metropolitan Universities, 2020
This analysis of the supplier relationship between Drexel University and Aramark offers a demonstration of the potential for intensifying an anchor institution's local economic inclusion strategies by leveraging the economic power of supplier partnerships. The operation of a major food service contract represents a substantial set of campus jobs…
Descriptors: Universities, Corporations, School Business Relationship, Partnerships in Education
Dodge, Keristiena; Pawaskar, Sachin – Metropolitan Universities, 2020
Higher education institutions are increasingly required to provide a measured response to perceptions that challenge institutions' value proposition as assets to their communities. This article focuses on best practices in the campus' efforts to create a pathway to demonstrate community impact. The ability of systematic tracking of partnership and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Best Practices, Partnerships in Education, School Community Relationship
Ogude, Nthabiseng A.; Mathabathe, Kgadi C.; Mthethwa, Nosipho; White, Regina – Metropolitan Universities, 2020
The University of Pretoria (UP) adopted an anchor institution strategy and designated the Mamelodi Campus as a faculty with a focus on community engagement with the primary goal of broadening educational pathways to post-secondary school attainment. As a conceptual shift from the community engagement literature, the Mamelodi Campus identifies the…
Descriptors: Universities, Strategic Planning, Campuses, School Community Relationship
Cherney, Isabelle; Douglas, Laura; Fischer, Ellen; Olwell, Russell – Metropolitan Universities, 2020
Urban universities have long faced a critical challenge to help K-12 schools, students, and families effectively access a college education. While colleges and universities have embraced strategies such as charter and partner schools, these interventions do not always result in a robust pipeline of students entering the higher education system.…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Evidence Based Practice, High School Students, Adolescents
Garcia, Silvia C.; Ustymchuck, Nina – Metropolitan Universities, 2020
Understanding the role of local resources in enabling or constraining the development of entrepreneurial activities in urban communities holds important implications for community placed-based initiatives led by urban universities. This article analyzes the societal and interpersonal factors that affect the outcomes of an entrepreneurship center…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Low Income Groups, Social Capital, Interpersonal Competence
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
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