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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
Beckett, Kelsey – Metropolitan Universities, 2015
University-community partnerships have always been an important part of Towson University's mission and charge as an anchor institution in the Baltimore metropolitan region. After the recent unrest in Baltimore, these partnerships are more important than ever. This paper will explore Towson's institutional partnership governance and new…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Governance, Institutional Mission, Futures (of Society)
Rodwell, Gary D.; Klugh, Elgin L. – Metropolitan Universities, 2014
This paper explores efforts of the Coppin Heights Community Development Corporation (CHCDC) to: (1) increase the commitment to community engagement at Coppin State University, an HBCU situated in the heart of one of Baltimore's most challenged communities; and, (2) increase the community's capacity to engage the university, and other institutions,…
Descriptors: State Universities, Urban Universities, School Community Relationship, Community Development
Strickling, Laura Rutter; Doneker, Karen Lee – Metropolitan Universities, 2014
Drawing upon data from twenty-five interviews, this paper examines how the Maryland State Department of Education's Cross-functional Team navigates its changing role from compliance monitor to breakthrough partner in terms of discourse, time, and flexibility, as it carries out the work of the Breakthrough Center. It also examines how the role of…
Descriptors: State Departments of Education, Partnerships in Education, Change, Accountability
Lee, Diane M.; Harmon, Keith – Metropolitan Universities, 2013
Over the last two decades the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), has undergone transformation and ignited systemic change across the institution. Its Meyerhoff Scholars Program has made major achievements in recruiting and graduating African American students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) at one of the…
Descriptors: State Universities, African American Students, College Students, Disproportionate Representation
Bebko, Phyllis; Huffman, Dennis – Metropolitan Universities, 2011
Relatively little is known about the presumably thousands of branch campuses and centers represented among U.S. higher education institutions. In an effort to fill this void, the research committee of the National Association of Branch Campus Administrators (NABCA) conducted a web-based survey targeting the leaders of branch campuses and…
Descriptors: Multicampus Colleges, Off Campus Facilities, Classification, Administrators
Lubey, Lynn; Huffman, Dennis; Grinberg, Nancy – Metropolitan Universities, 2011
Prince George's Community College has developed three distinct models for off-campus centers. Examination of each model reveals the impact of variables such as location, ownership, design, target audience for a particular site (student demographics, community needs, and access issues), the role of partnerships with other institutions, and…
Descriptors: Community Needs, Off Campus Facilities, Community Colleges, Multicampus Colleges
Durington, Matthew; Maddox, Camee; Ruhf, Adrienne; Gass, Shana; Schwermer, Justin – Metropolitan Universities, 2009
Since the fall of 2006 a number of Towson University students concentrating in the discipline of anthropology have been part of a civic engagement and service-learning project focusing on an historic African-American community in Baltimore. While the focus of the research project concentrates on the processes of gentrification, individual student…
Descriptors: Local History, Anthropology, Service Learning, Research Projects
Caret, Robert L. – Metropolitan Universities, 2008
Towson University was honored to host the 13th Annual Conference of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities in Baltimore's Inner Harbor in October 2007. More than three hundred faculty, staff, and senior level administrators representing approximately eighty institutions, national and international, came together for three days to…
Descriptors: Urban Universities, Conferences (Gatherings), Community Involvement, School Community Relationship
Wiewel, Wim; Kunst, Kara – Metropolitan Universities, 2008
The University Real Estate Development Database is an Internet resource developed by the University of Baltimore for the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, containing over six hundred cases of university expansion outside of traditional campus boundaries. The University Real Estate Development database is a searchable collection of real estate…
Descriptors: Research Tools, Real Estate, Databases, Internet
Terranova, Mark; Martello, John; Taylor, Joby – Metropolitan Universities, 2006
This essay describes the mechanisms and resources necessary to ensure effective engagement in higher education. Entering a second decade of service, our goal is to move beyond defining goals and strategies, and focus upon solidifying the institutional structures and resources needed to sustain our commitment to serving the needs of Baltimore. The…
Descriptors: College Role, Higher Education, Reflection, Campuses
Brodsky, Ruth M. – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 2003
Describes the relationship between structured service-learning, through Maryland's replication models, and the attainment of employable skills for adolescents. Employable skills were measured against competencies from the Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills. (SWM)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Service Learning
Brain, John – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1995
The origins, function, and projects of the Executive Advisory Board on Higher Education (EAB) in Baltimore County (Maryland) are described. The board brings together local government leaders, business executives, and higher education administrators to address issues of mutual concern. Lessons learned in this experiment in regional cooperation are…
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, College Planning, Educational Policy, Governance
Shapiro, Nancy S.; Haeger, John – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1999
The unique partnership of the University System of Maryland, Maryland State Department of Education, and Maryland Higher Education Commission has created rich opportunities for collaboration to improve K-16 education and articulation. The relationships and the results in mathematics and writing are described, with Towson University offered as a…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Articulation (Education), Case Studies, College School Cooperation