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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
Hoyt, Lorlene – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
The university, for tenure-track professors and others, can become an intellectual prison, an environment where you learn to follow the long-established rules in order to survive. This essay is a call to action, aiming to reach and mobilize learners in the academy who might feel alone and trapped in an institution that primarily rewards…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Tenure, Teaching Experience, Academic Freedom
Tobier, Nick – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
As a public artist and designer, I construct spaces that connect people and ideas. The social spaces I create challenge our traditional ways of thinking, knowing, and experiencing one another and our cities. This piece presents a resistance to preset disciplinary values and a recognition that exponential rather than incremental change in an…
Descriptors: Tenure, Citizen Participation, Art, Art Education
Dunlap, Michelle R. – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
Offering examples from her own experiences, the author advises community-engaged scholars (and those mentors and institutions that support them) to always question assumptions with respect to the communities in which they are engaged. She notes that as they work to unfold research programs, they should be sure to listen carefully to the…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Service Learning, Minority Groups, Volunteers
Terranova, Mark; Martello, John; Taylor, Joby – Metropolitan Universities, 2006
This essay describes the mechanisms and resources necessary to ensure effective engagement in higher education. Entering a second decade of service, our goal is to move beyond defining goals and strategies, and focus upon solidifying the institutional structures and resources needed to sustain our commitment to serving the needs of Baltimore. The…
Descriptors: College Role, Higher Education, Reflection, Campuses
Wong, Milton K. – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 2003
This keynote address encourages urban and metropolitan universities to be courageous and creative in meeting new social and economic challenges. Explores why universities, products of the Age of Reason, must now face the competitive pressures arising from a collapse of the Authority of Reason. (EV)
Descriptors: College Role, Competition, Futures (of Society), Higher Education
Ramaley, Judith A. – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 2001
Describes the various factors that motivate higher education institutions in their pursuit of engagement with the community. Discusses the challenges facing those pursuing such engagement, such as disagreements in the academic community about the merits of community engagement. Asserts that engagement, despite such challenges, is well worth it.…
Descriptors: Colleges, Higher Education, Motivation, School Community Relationship
Stocum, David L. – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 2001
Explores the current structure of public higher education and its origins, and discusses why it will not serve well in the rapidly changing world of the new century. Proposes a different and more effective structure, based on the model of today's urban university. (EV)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Higher Education, History
Klay, William Earle; Brower, Ralph; Williams, Brian – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 2001
Asserts that the prevailing model of academic professionalism inhibits faculty members' engagement in their communities and restrains discovery of new knowledge. Proposes an alternative community-oriented model and suggests that reflective practice, epistemological inclusiveness, and redesigned incentives structures are needed to encourage the…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Higher Education, Models, School Community Relationship
Cole, John C.; Nettles, Michael J. – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1999
Provides an historical review of state-level assessment research and practice and discusses current objectives and outcomes of state-level assessment policies throughout the United States. Considers possible explanations for the gap between assessment policy objectives and outcomes, and implications for urban institutions of higher education.…
Descriptors: College Outcomes Assessment, Educational Assessment, Educational Policy, Government School Relationship
Brownell, Blaine; Shrader, David – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1997
Metropolitan university fund-raising efforts that are clearly related to the institution's mission, strategic plans, and a coherent image of the university are most likely to succeed. These institutions must build on their unique strengths and develop strong relationships with individuals, foundations, and corporation in the local community.…
Descriptors: College Planning, College Role, Fund Raising, Higher Education
Matthews, Roberta; Mellow, Gail – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1996
Articulation in higher education must be developed to take into account the expansion in global education and the increasing movement of college and university students between institutions and between countries. Policy must be comprehensively formulated to be fair to students, faculty, and institutions. (MSE)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Administration, Community Colleges, Educational Trends
Barnes, Beth – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1996
Edited excerpts from three sessions of a conference on metropolitan universities present perspectives on what cities will look like in the new millennium, and on leadership and service responsibilities of metropolitan universities. Also, excerpts from these and other papers are presented on the following themes: diversity, mission, facing hard…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Change, Entrepreneurship, Futures (of Society)
Hodgkinson, Harold L. – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1996
Demographic influences on the makeup of urban university student populations are discussed, focusing on how demographic trends can shed light on some current debates in higher education. Issues discussed include welfare and education, ethnicity and poverty, migration patterns, the aging population, and children of Baby Boomers. (MSE)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Baby Boomers, College Students, Demography
Lynton, Ernest A. – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1996
The work of college faculty is typically assessed in isolation, not within the broader context of the collective task of the department, college, or university. It is time to reverse the telescope to view individuals as part of the departmental or collegial unit and to assess the extent to which their work contributes to collective needs and…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Evaluation Criteria, Faculty College Relationship, Faculty Evaluation
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