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Fox, Julie – Metropolitan Universities, 2017
Urban universities are uniquely positioned to make powerful and lasting contributions to the grand challenge of food security. To better understand the various dimensions related to the university's role in food systems, this case study explores intentional linkages, significant developments, natural tensions, and emerging impacts at the Ohio…
Descriptors: Systems Development, Food Service, Food, Urban Universities
Jacquez, Farrah – Metropolitan Universities, 2014
Within promotion processes, research universities traditionally place highest value on grant funding and peer reviewed publications. In contrast, community-engaged research tends to value community partnerships and direct community benefit. Community-engaged early career faculty can have difficulty negotiating the demands required for promotion…
Descriptors: School Community Programs, College Faculty, Background, Participatory Research
Bird, Charles – Metropolitan Universities, 2011
Branch campuses can thrive in the extremely competitive environment of higher education, because of their commitment to access and their relatively low cost of operation. Success, however, depends on understanding the preferences of adult learners and other place bound students. With targeted programs, focused services, careful financial…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Money Management, Enrollment Management, Adult Education
Plagens, Gregory K.; Stapleton, Kenneth C. – Metropolitan Universities, 2011
The idea that social relations can aggregate into social capital has intuitive appeal that scholars are finding useful as they seek to explain variations in community outcomes. This article suggests that it may be time for metropolitan university administrators to begin thinking beyond community relations or community engagement as they seek to…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Community Relations, Social Capital, Institutional Advancement
Leugers, Rebecca; Whalen, Tina; Couch, Sarah; King, Elizabeth; Prendeville, JoAnne – Metropolitan Universities, 2009
In the College of Allied Health Sciences at the University of Cincinnati, John Kotter's eight stage model of organizational change was utilized as a template by faculty while focusing efforts on facilitating community-engaged scholarship. The Kotter model proved to be a beneficial tool when developing a framework for transforming service-learning…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Organizational Change, Models, School Community Relationship
Johnson, Lawrence; Jorgenson, Simon N.; Sharp, Michael J.; Burris, Shane – Metropolitan Universities, 2008
Under the leadership of the University of Cincinnati, a unique, systemic collaboration of educational, business, nonprofit, civic and philanthropic organizations from Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky is addressing the challenges facing urban children and youth. Called Strive, it seeks to create a seamless educational pipeline beginning at birth,…
Descriptors: Integrated Services, Elementary Secondary Education, Urban Youth, Access to Education
Peck, Jacqueline K.; Zachariah, Sajit; Bozeka, Jennifer – Metropolitan Universities, 2008
A long-running university-school partnership is the foundation on which LEAP UP, the Literacy Enrichment and Active Participation University Partnership, is built. Services learners from a variety of The University of Akron programs provide one-on-one support for struggling readers at Leggett Elementary School. Key to the program's success is high…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Service Learning, Literacy Education
Zimpher, Nancy L. – Metropolitan Universities, 2006
Embedding community engagement into the fabric of the university requires a well articulated strategic vision. This article shares lessons learned by the president of a comprehensive research university, focusing primarily on two case studies, both urban institutions. The article discusses two strategic planning processes-one at the University of…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Research Universities, School Community Relationship, Case Studies
Creighton, Sean – Metropolitan Universities, 2006
The University of Dayton's Raymond L. Fitz, S.M. Center for Leadership in Community has a long history that is emblematic of its mission to "initiate and sustain partnerships with urban neighborhoods and larger communities by working at comprehensive community building and providing a context for connected learning and scholarship" (Fitz…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, School Community Relationship, Leadership, Institutional Mission