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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
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
Larrivee, Linda S.; Chalupka, Stephanie M.; Cleary, Marilyn A.; Comeau, Cherie L. – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
Nationally, there is a great demand for systems that meet the needs of local employers as well as develop tools and training for their incumbent workers. Concurrently, demand for healthcare professionals is growing and projected to continue for the next decade. Worcester State University created the "Direct Care Workforce Development…
Descriptors: Allied Health Personnel, Caregivers, Barriers, Access to Education
Raderstrong, Jeff; Nazaire, JaNay Queen – Metropolitan Universities, 2017
The use of data to track and manage progress is critical to a collective impact initiative achieving results or understanding impact. Yet, little research has been done to determine how collective impact practitioners can effectively use data. This article--including a literature review, semistructured interviews with experts on performance…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Semi Structured Interviews, Expertise, Partnerships in Education
Boehm, Lisa Krissoff; Larrivee, Linda S. – Metropolitan Universities, 2016
This paper analyzes the processes and outcomes involved with mentoring junior faculty in the reappointment, promotion, and tenure (RPT) process at a comprehensive state university and creating a culture supportive of engaged research. Although the university in this case study is governed by a collective bargaining agreement that prohibits the…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Mentors, Faculty Promotion, Tenure
Saltmarsh, John; Wooding, John – Metropolitan Universities, 2016
The need for new and revised structures to reward new forms of scholarship is being examined nationally and globally. It is also being examined on campuses that make up the University of Massachusetts system, all which are classified by the Carnegie Foundation for Community Engagement. This paper reports on the collective exploration by the five…
Descriptors: State Universities, School Community Relationship, Scholarship, Campuses
Carriere, Armand – Metropolitan Universities, 2008
As more and more institutions look outside the campus walls for opportunities to serve their surrounding communities, a need has grown for guidance in developing true partnerships. There is no template that can be applied to campus-community partnerships. Each situation will be different and require different strategies, but a look at some basic…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Guidance, Community Involvement, School Community Relationship
Hollister, Robert M.; Mead, Molly; Wilson, Nancy – Metropolitan Universities, 2006
The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University is a university-wide initiative to prepare students in all fields of study for lifetimes of active citizenship. The driving concern for this is the view that the very survival of our democracy depends on increasing citizen participation in democratic processes, and…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Citizenship, Democracy, Citizen Participation
Harrington, Kate – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1999
In 1998, the first administration of the Massachusetts Educator Certification Test caused a furor. The initial decision to go forward with a statewide test, choice of vendor, decision surrounding the test's development, and the consequences of test administration are described. The Massachusetts experience teaches some important lessons that may…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Articulation (Education), Change Strategies, College School Cooperation