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Bergen, Daniel J.; Sladek, Emily – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
The concept of the anchor institution, and its subsequent mission, was first considered in the mid-1990s, a time during which the dominant academic culture of higher education was driven by the "public good regime." The decades since have seen the emergence of the public engagement knowledge regime, and the academic capitalist regime.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Institutional Mission, Competition, Educational Change
Davson, Victor; Englot, Anne Schaper; Fischzang, Chantal; Fleming, Tamara; Kline, Nick – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
Publically engaged scholarship demands new ways of working within and outside of the academy. Systems within the university reward faculty for individual achievements. This approach militates against working on collaborative projects because of the difficulty of explaining and quantifying one's contribution. The culture of academia further…
Descriptors: Universities, Role of Education, College Role, School Community Relationship
Holland, Barbara A.; Howard, Ted; Seligsohn, Andrew J. – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
Urban and metropolitan areas face unique challenges in serving the multifaceted needs of their communities, but also have advantages that create some of the world's greatest universities. Three scholars opened the 2017 CUMU [Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities] Annual Conference with "Voices from the Field." Each spoke to…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Urban Universities, Metropolitan Areas, Place Based Education
Ableser, Judith; Moore, Christina – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
With many potential community partners and a diverse student population, the metropolitan university has many opportunities to operationalize transformative learning, which involves a dramatic shift in one's assumptions that has a lasting change on their perspectives. The challenge of identifying transformative learning initiatives and making…
Descriptors: Urban Universities, Metropolitan Areas, Teacher Centers, Transformative Learning
Costino, Kimberly A. – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
Equity-minded institutional transformation requires robust faculty learning. Research has shown that the single most important factor in student success is faculty interaction. Positive, supportive, and empowering faculty interaction is particularly important to the success of female students, poor and working class students, and students of…
Descriptors: State Universities, College Faculty, Faculty Development, Equal Education
Balajee, Sonali S.; Todd, Joshua – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
Equity, diversity, and inclusion are frequently on the lips of higher education professionals yet we struggle to infuse these concepts throughout the academy as evidenced in challenges recruiting faculty of color, graduating students of color, and hostile environments reported by students. The authors posit that this is because, to date, most…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Change, Transformative Learning, Empowerment
Smith, Jason; Pelco, Lynn E.; Rooke, Alex – Metropolitan Universities, 2017
Universities are increasing their efforts to more clearly demonstrate their social value. This article illustrates how higher education administrators can incorporate collective impact partnerships in their community benefit strategies. The article explores two of the more familiar paradigms for community benefit--community engagement and anchor…
Descriptors: College Role, School Community Relationship, Case Studies, Urban Universities
Kerrigan, Seanna M. – Metropolitan Universities, 2015
More than four thousand students engage in the community-based learning capstone program every year by enrolling in one of 240 senior-level courses that culminate their undergraduate education. In this article, the author shares the context and history of the program, its foundational principles and processes, and the nuts-and-bolts details of the…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Educational Change, Success, Barriers
Ramaley, Judith A. – Metropolitan Universities, 2013
In his first inaugural speech, President Obama declared that "our schools fail too many" and an essential component of laying "a new foundation for growth" will be "to transform our schools and colleges and universities to meet the demands of a new age." Concerns about our nation's position in the global education race have led to a focus on…
Descriptors: Global Education, Academic Achievement, Barriers, Position Papers
Hart, Joy L.; Walker, Kandi L.; Burns, Barbara M. – Metropolitan Universities, 2010
Higher education can be a key leader in sustainability efforts, with issues cutting across all areas of functioning and extending into the community. This article examines educational change, which is particularly important because of its far-reaching effects. In particular, this article describes student-led sustainability research at the…
Descriptors: Student Research, Educational Change, Sustainable Development, Sustainability
Whiteman, David – Metropolitan Universities, 2010
The University of South Carolina's "Green Quad" aspires to be a living-learning community that integrates sustainability into all aspects of its operations and serves as a model and advocate for sustainability on campus and in the larger community. This article outlines the general approach and specific strategies pursued by the Green…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Change Strategies, Student Participation, Activism
Seifer, Sarena D.; Wong, Kristine; Gelmon, Sherril B.; Lederer, Miriam – Metropolitan Universities, 2009
This issue of Metropolitan Universities includes papers emanating from the work of the Community-Engaged Scholarship for Health Collaborative, a three-year (2004-2007) initiative designed to build capacity for community-engaged scholarship (CES) in health professional schools. As the core principles and challenges of CES are similar across…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, Teacher Role, Educational Principles
Blanchard, Lynn W.; Hanssmann, Chris; Strauss, Ronald P.; Belliard, Juan Carlos; Krichbaum, Kathleen; Waters, Emily; Seifer, Sarena D. – Metropolitan Universities, 2009
Community-engaged scholarship (CES) is gaining legitimacy in higher education. However, challenges of institutionalizing and sustaining it as a core value remain. Significant barriers exist for faculty choosing to incorporate CES into their teaching and research. Faculty development programs are a key mechanism for advancing faculty skills as well…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, Teacher Role, Educational Principles
Jordan, Catherine M.; Wong, Kristine A.; Jungnickel, Paul W.; Joosten, Yvonne A.; Leugers, Rebecca C.; Shields, Sharon L. – Metropolitan Universities, 2009
The Peer Review Workgroup of the Community-Engaged Scholarship for Health Collaborative developed a novel set of quality community-engaged scholarship characteristics and a resource package aimed at two primary audiences: faculty seeking promotion or tenure based on community-engaged scholarship; and review, promotion, and tenure committee members…
Descriptors: Tenure, Faculty Development, College Faculty, Guides
Freeman, Elmer; Gust, Susan; Aloshen, Deborah – Metropolitan Universities, 2009
Communities across our nation--whether geographic, ethnic, or issue-based in their composition--are struggling to be healthy, to grow, and thrive. The production of knowledge and the sharing of knowledge by both the community and the higher education institution is the key to helping our communities improve. Retaining and valuing community-engaged…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Faculty Promotion, Tenure, Partnerships in Education
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