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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
Kula, Michael – Metropolitan Universities, 2015
As theater audiences decline society-wide, university theater programs have felt the impact, with many being cut back as institutions face difficult economic decisions. The Tacoma Theater Project at the University of Washington-Tacoma is an innovative effort to resist this trend. By working with professional theater groups in a partnership…
Descriptors: Audiences, Theater Arts, Colleges, Urban Schools
Wakelee, Daniel – Metropolitan Universities, 2010
Hiring tenure-track faculty is an activity common to all colleges and universities. Most institutions engage in hiring activities each year. Despite the number of searches conducted annually, most available information about faculty hiring consists of guidelines for conducting searches and statistics about searches within disciplines. The purpose…
Descriptors: Tenure, Personnel Selection, College Faculty, Personnel Policy
Winchell, Dick G. – Metropolitan Universities, 2006
This essay explores Eastern Washington University's East Central Neighborhood Partnership Center project, which utilized coordinated community service-learning classes and internships to create a neighborhood revitalization plan in partnership with a neighborhood council and community-based organizations. The author explores the ways in which the…
Descriptors: Empowerment, Community Needs, Community Involvement, Service Learning
Carwein, Vicky; Boyle, Sandra; Idstrom, John; Wark, Mike – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 2001
Describes how the University of Washington, Tacoma, a 10-year-old urban university, has turned community relations into its biggest asset and a key part of its academic success. Discusses community relations strategies for fund raising, facility development, and legislative advocacy. (EV)
Descriptors: Community Cooperation, Government School Relationship, Multicampus Colleges, Public Relations