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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
Vichit-Vadakan, Juree – Metropolitan Universities, 2007
This paper discusses the model of the "Western university" from the viewpoint of a non-Western person. The concept of an "Urban Public University" is then discussed and analyzed in terms of its role and relevance in today's context. The paper further argues that while universities are non-static, and while their changes and adaptations to new…
Descriptors: Educational Attitudes, Urban Universities, Public Colleges, College Role
Zimpher, Nancy L. – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum lc v13 n4 p137-57 Dec 2002, 2002
Presents a model for an urban P-16 (integrated education from preschool though college) that is meant to reshape and improve teacher education in a way driven by the involvement of major stakeholders in the community. The discussion focuses on partnering activities at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Integrated Activities