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Allen, Joseph; Trent, Sheridan; Woods, Sara – Metropolitan Universities, 2020
Since the opening of the University of Nebraska at Omaha's (UNO) Community Engagement Center in 2014, both university and community building partners have been guided by a set of core values. Established by a community/university task force after months of focus groups, community conversations, and other data gathering activities, these values…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Universities, Community Centers, Advisory Committees
Evans Reding, Tracie; VanWyngaarden, Kristin – Metropolitan Universities, 2020
Complex problems are being approached through collaborations that cross sectors including businesses, nonprofits, public institutions, and academia. Social Network Analysis (SNA) methods have been adopted to help manage these large collaborations, and it is useful not only for exploring the network dynamics of the collaboration as a whole, but…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Network Analysis, Urban Universities, Institutional Cooperation
Hodge, Lynell; Wilkerson, Amanda; Stanislaus, Emmanuela Pierre – Metropolitan Universities, 2020
Institutional websites are powerful tools that communicate wide range of information. Providing access to higher education requires institutions to consider how services are communicated with a goal of engaging students from diverse populations. This study utilized a conceptual content analysis to review university and college websites to…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Academic Support Services, Web Sites, Computer Mediated Communication
Snell, Robin Stanley; Lau, Ka Hing – Metropolitan Universities, 2020
Service-learning as a transformative pedagogy has been adopted within Hong Kong's tertiary education sector for over a decade; however, the lack of a standardized and validated measurement instrument to assess its student learning outcomes has been an obstacle to its further development. The current research study, collaboratively conducted by…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Measures (Individuals), Foreign Countries, Test Construction
Guenther, Karl J.; Swanstrom, Todd; George, Thomas F. – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
Increasingly, suburban universities find themselves in communities facing challenges that inner cities have had to deal with for decades, including concentrated poverty, housing vacancy, and underperforming school districts. While the problems are similar, the institutional context is different. Compared to central cities, suburban municipal…
Descriptors: Institutional Mission, Suburban Schools, Universities, School Community Relationship
Telles, Arien B. – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
The literature on the transformation of higher education institutions into engaged institutions identifies the great potential this transformation can have on higher education's ability to address pressing social issues. However, engagement work frequently operates in White racialized spaces and within systems that perpetuate racial oppression. A…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Educational Change, Higher Education, Social Problems
Keller, Abiola O.; Vuyk, Amy; Knox, Joshua – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
Low health literacy disproportionately affects racial and ethnic minority communities and lower-income socioeconomic groups. To address this critical determinant of health inequity, two nonprofit organizations, Repairers of the Breach, a day shelter for individuals experiencing homelessness, and Bread of Healing a neighborhood-based clinic serving…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Knowledge Level, Homeless People, African Americans
Loan, Phan Thi; Hsu, Wan Ting – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
Environmental protection is an increasing concern across Taiwan. Facebook and LINE enjoy high penetration in Taiwan, are potential platforms for democratizing the research process. Citizens participate in evaluating their environment, contributing to its protection as well as having voice in decision making in the environment community-engaged…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Natural Disasters, Civil Defense, Emergency Programs
Lu, Ching Hui; Chen, Zi Yan; Yang, Zi Yi – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
This paper described how university students from Macau took social responsibility in China through Service-Learning project. It was an introductory experience for the student participants and for the children in the mountain area as well. This study aimed at raising children's interest in learning and their desire of continuing study. Results…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Service Learning, Learning Experience, College Students
Yeung, Sze Nga Cecilia Au; Lam, Lai Ki.; Fong, Jonathan J. – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
The Office of Service Learning and Science Unit at Lingnan University partnered with the Discovery and Education Department at Ocean Park (an aquatic theme park in Hong Kong) to develop a service learning project. Beyond service learning's traditional goals (enhanced student learning, useful service for a community partner), we examined the…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Intergenerational Programs, Age Groups, Science Education
Uy, Sarah Jane – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
Service learning may offer an innovative perspective in the competing global and national health interests among Philippine universities. The author sought to understand the enablers and barriers of implementing service learning in the context of a premier private Catholic Philippine allied health profession education. Using an in-depth…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Service Learning, Allied Health Occupations Education, Program Implementation
Kebea, Jennifer Johnson – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
Modern urban and metropolitan universities are increasingly obliged to recognize their role as anchor institutions. These same institutions of higher education (IHEs) also have a responsibility to educate students to be responsible and participatory citizens in society. An increasing number of IHEs recognize these distinct commitments as central…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Models, Metropolitan Areas, Urban Universities
Nuñez-Alvarez, Arcela; Clark-Ibáñez, Marisol; Ardón, Ana M.; Ramos, Amy L.; Pellicia, Michelle Ramos – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
This article addresses an innovative approach to connecting an urban university with the surrounding neighborhoods comprised of Latino immigrants, who represent potential new students or current students' family members. The National Latino Research Center (NLRC) uses popular education, culturally informed, and linguistically relevant strategies…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Spanish, Experiential Learning, Hispanic Americans
Golich, Vicki L.; Haynes, Sandra; Hillhouse, Erin; Pfeifer, David – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver) has been educating students for Colorado's urban workforce for over fifty years. The following case study of MSU Denver's new Aerospace Engineering Sciences (AES) Building reveals the roles played by partnerships among universities, faculty, and local civic and industry leaders in creating new…
Descriptors: State Universities, Case Studies, Aerospace Education, Engineering Education
Provinzano, Kathleen; Riley, Ryan; Levine, Bruce; Grant, Allen – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
Public school districts are locally controlled and funded through local property taxes. Funding schools this way perpetuates structural inequities in poorer school districts and as a result, students living in poverty have minimal access to critical resources that support student learning. Community schools are resurfacing in many of these urban…
Descriptors: Community Schools, College School Cooperation, Public Schools, Partnerships in Education
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