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Peterson, Deborah; Perry, Jill Alexa; Dostilio, Lina; Zambo, Debby – Metropolitan Universities, 2016
Since its inception nine years ago, CPED members have re-envisioned and implemented a new purpose for the professional practice doctorate in education, or Ed.D. This new purpose is grounded in the goal of preparing doctoral students to serve as scholarly practitioners, those who engage community as stakeholders in the process of improving problems…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Doctoral Programs, Community Change, Service Learning
Ulmer, Robert R.; Hemphill, Michael R. – Metropolitan Universities, 2007
Little is known about students' reactions to their university's attempt to manage their informational and emotional needs during a time of national crisis. A survey of students immediately following the 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States found that students wanted the university to stay open and function as a place for sense making…
Descriptors: Universities, College Administration, College Students, Student Reaction
Hays, James M. – Metropolitan Universities, 2007
With the 1984 publication of "A Nation at Risk" the K-12 school reform movement was launched. The report predicted that, if the United States was to maintain its global economic leadership, a rigorous curriculum in primary and secondary schools would be necessary to prepare students for a productive college academic experience. Nearly 22…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Elementary Secondary Education, Graduation Rate, Federal Legislation
Leventhal, Mitch; Zimpher, Nancy L. – Metropolitan Universities, 2007
The mission of American metropolitan universities has never before been so relevant, both to the future of institutions themselves and to the United States. The success of the mission requires that we develop a deep understanding of the impact of both urbanization and de-urbanization, as well as the challenges metropolitan universities face with…
Descriptors: Urban Universities, Global Approach, Innovation, Urbanization
Haynes, Brian – Metropolitan Universities, 2006
The participation of Blacks in collegiate education in the United States is traced from earliest settlement up to contemporary times. From the time of the graduation of the first Black student in 1826, the Black educational experience has passed through several important stages, each shaped by significant changes in national policy and culture…
Descriptors: African American Students, Higher Education, Access to Education, Educational Experience
Ingman, Stan; Clower, Terry; Wallimann, Isidor – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 2003
Asserting that exploration of the role of higher education in community building is not unique to the United States, describes examples of collaborative efforts involving universities and communities working together in the United States, Switzerland, Northern Ireland, and Mexico. (EV)
Descriptors: College Role, Community Development, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
Mohan, John – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1995
A British observer compares relationships between universities and local communities in Britain and the United States, highlighting institutional changes necessary to make community involvement central to institutional mission. While U.S. institutions are increasingly involved with communities, British counterparts are limited by external…
Descriptors: College Role, Comparative Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education