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Scherer, Lisa L.; Graeve-Cunningham, Victoria M.; Trent, Sheridan B.; Weddington, Stephanie A.; Thurley, Adam R.; Prange, Kelly A.; Allen, Joseph A. – Metropolitan Universities, 2016
The Volunteer Program Assessment at UNO (VPA-UNO), a faculty-led student group, partners with nonprofit and governmental agencies to provide free assessments and consultations to enhance volunteer engagement, organizational commitment and retention. Three recent initiatives are discussed representing an intentional effort of a metropolitan…
Descriptors: Student Volunteers, College Students, Metropolitan Areas, Service Learning
Tapprich, William; Grandgenett, Neal; Leas, Heather; Rodie, Steve; Shuster, Robert; Schaben, Chris; Cutucache, Christine – Metropolitan Universities, 2016
STEM faculty at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) have partnered with teachers and administrators in the Omaha Public Schools (OPS) to implement a Teacher-Researcher Partnership Program. This program establishes resources and infrastructure that engage K-12 science teachers in scientific research experiences. In the first implementation of…
Descriptors: STEM Education, College Faculty, Science Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education
Grandgenett, Neal; Edick, Nancy; Boocker, Dave; Ali, Hesham; Hodge, Angie; Dorn, Brian; Cutucache, Christine – Metropolitan Universities, 2015
Strong collaborative partnerships are critical to the ongoing success of any urban or metropolitan university in its efforts to build the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) career pathways so critical to our nation. At the University of Nebraska at Omaha, we have established a faculty leadership structure of "community…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Partnerships in Education, Undergraduate Students, Department Heads
Neujahr, Joyce; Hillyer, Nora; Cast-Brede, Melissa – Metropolitan Universities, 2013
The history of academic library involvement in service learning is varied. This paper provides an overview of service learning and the literature on academic libraries' participation in service-learning activities. A vision of service-learning participation is described, as well as the implementation of service-learning activities in two library…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Literacy, Partnerships in Education, Service Learning
Corcoran, William J. – Metropolitan Universities, 2007
Education is a primary mission of metropolitan universities. This article measures the value of education at the level of a student credit hour-the metric. It applies this metric to determine the value of education transmitted at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) for one academic year and the total contribution of UNO to the economy of the…
Descriptors: Urban Universities, Metropolitan Areas, College Credits, Institutional Mission
Bullock, Steve; Petrow, Gregory; O'Dell, Daniel Patrick – Metropolitan Universities, 2007
Concurrent/dual enrollment programs at postsecondary educational institutions have rapidly proliferated across the country during the last several years with wide variations in the structure and composition of such programs. Having recently completed a pilot phase of its first dual enrollment program, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) has…
Descriptors: High Schools, Dual Enrollment, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education