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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
Rodriguez, Bryan Adan – Metropolitan Universities, 2014
Under proposed gainful employment regulations, for-profit career colleges must disclose admissions information to prospective students regarding program costs, loan default rates, and completion rates. This study investigates whether students at for-profit colleges consider gainful employment criteria when making a decision to enroll in school.…
Descriptors: College Students, Proprietary Schools, Technical Institutes, Employment
Arcario, Paul; Eynon, Bret; Klages, Marisa; Polnariev, Bernard A. – Metropolitan Universities, 2013
Outcomes assessment is often driven by demands for accountability. LaGuardia Community College's outcomes assessment model has advanced student learning, shaped academic program development, and created an impressive culture of faculty-driven assessment. Our inquiry-based approach uses ePortfolios for collection of student work and demonstrates…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Outcomes Assessment, Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing
Sanchez, Sheila M.; Huerta, Adrian H.; Venegas, Kristan M. – Metropolitan Universities, 2012
This study highlights the narratives of five Latino males from three different postsecondary institutions--a community college, a four-year public state college, and a large private research university--and the impact of their participation in college preparation programs. The data is drawn from a study in which the impact of college preparation…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, College Students, Males, Community Colleges
Liu, Judith; Elliott, Elaine; Loggins, John; Nayve, Christopher – Metropolitan Universities, 2006
The Campus Compact Indicators of Engagement offer a unique opportunity to examine mechanisms that create transformational, "authentic, sustained partnerships" with our immediate communities. This important service-learning goal has the potential to change both the institution and the community (Enos and Morton, 2003). Analyzing these partnerships…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Higher Education, Campuses, Universities