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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
Prystowsky, Richard J. – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
Colleges and universities have long recognized the need to address inequities affecting students from underrepresented or underserved groups. Despite efforts undertaken by dedicated individuals, large-scale, national change in this area has not been realized. In this article, we address two major factors underlying this disappointing result (the…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Higher Education, Models, Disproportionate Representation
De Chiara, Alessandra – Metropolitan Universities, 2017
Environmental pollution occurring in industrial districts represents a serious issue not only for local communities but also for those industrial productions that draw from the territory the source of their competitiveness. Due to its ability to take into account the needs of different stakeholders, the collective impact approach has the potential…
Descriptors: Pollution, Sustainability, Industry, Policy
Kees, Michelle; Risk, Brittany; Meadowbrooke, Chrysta; Nellett, Timothy; Spinner, Jane – Metropolitan Universities, 2017
Student veterans have been attending college in greater numbers since the passing of the Post/9-11 GI Bill. Although similar to other nontraditional students, student veterans face unique transition challenges that can affect their pursuit of higher education. Many student veterans could benefit from dedicated programs to help them succeed in…
Descriptors: Veterans Education, Social Support Groups, Peer Influence, College Students
Holton, Valerie L.; Early, Jennifer L.; Resler, Meghan; Trussell, Audrey; Howard, Catherine – Metropolitan Universities, 2016
Using Kotter's model of change as a framework, this case study will describe the structure and efforts of a centralized unit within an urban, research university to deepen and extend the institutionalization of community engagement. The change model will be described along with details about the implemented strategies and practices that fall…
Descriptors: Urban Universities, Case Studies, School Community Relationship, Community Involvement
Towle, Angela; Leahy, Kathleen – Metropolitan Universities, 2016
The Learning Exchange was established by the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 1999 in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside (DTES). The challenge has been to create a shared space for learning exchanges between two very different communities: a research-intensive university and an inner city area most commonly depicted as a place of hopelessness.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Universities, School Community Programs, Urban Areas
Grandgenett, Neal; Edick, Nancy; Boocker, Dave; Ali, Hesham; Hodge, Angie; Dorn, Brian; Cutucache, Christine – Metropolitan Universities, 2015
Strong collaborative partnerships are critical to the ongoing success of any urban or metropolitan university in its efforts to build the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) career pathways so critical to our nation. At the University of Nebraska at Omaha, we have established a faculty leadership structure of "community…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Partnerships in Education, Undergraduate Students, Department Heads
Messer, W. Barry; Collier, Peter J. – Metropolitan Universities, 2015
Portland State University's Community Environmental Services (CES) has helped shape the Portland metropolitan region's sustainable materials management practices for more than twenty-five years. CES's research and program development services have benefitted community partners that in turn have provided hundreds of students with rich educational…
Descriptors: Community Study, Professional Services, Alignment (Education), School Community Programs
Arthur, Deborah Smith; Newton-Calvert, Zapoura – Metropolitan Universities, 2015
Given the design of Portland State University's (PSU) undergraduate curriculum culminating in a capstone experience, the dramatic growth in online courses and online enrollments required a re-thinking of the capstone model to ensure all students could participate in this effective learning model and have a powerful learning experience. In recent…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Community Education, Undergraduate Students, Best Practices
Hart, Brenda; McAnulty, Kate – Metropolitan Universities, 2014
For more than thirty years, personnel from the University of Louisville J.B. Speed School of Engineering have presented a summer program targeting high school students historically underrepresented in engineering fields. INSPIRE provides these students with an introduction to careers in engineering and assists the students in planning their…
Descriptors: Summer Science Programs, Enrichment Activities, High School Students, Science Interests
Agnew, Melanie; Kahn, Hilary E. – Metropolitan Universities, 2014
This paper explores Internationalization-at-Home (IaH) as a comprehensive model for preparing every student with the needed global competencies for today's interconnected and diverse society. The authors show how the goal of IaH is to redefine classrooms and campuses into common spaces that intentionally promote intercultural, international, and…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Multicultural Education, Models, College Curriculum
Rolloff, Evelyn K. – Metropolitan Universities, 2013
Since its inception, Metropolitan State University has demonstrated a strong commitment to community partnerships and the integration of community engagement into student learning and scholarship while meeting community-defined needs. This article presents examples of reciprocal partnerships in the context of a shared community-university library…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, School Community Programs, Library Facilities, Academic Libraries
Bebko, Phyllis; Huffman, Dennis – Metropolitan Universities, 2011
Relatively little is known about the presumably thousands of branch campuses and centers represented among U.S. higher education institutions. In an effort to fill this void, the research committee of the National Association of Branch Campus Administrators (NABCA) conducted a web-based survey targeting the leaders of branch campuses and…
Descriptors: Multicampus Colleges, Off Campus Facilities, Classification, Administrators
Wiewel, Wim; Kecskes, Kevin; Martin, Sheila – Metropolitan Universities, 2011
Portland State University has become internationally known for its whole-university approach to community-university engagement. Many academic leaders from around the world are now drawing on models for engagement that originated at Portland State. As the university takes stock of its successes, of changing economic conditions, and of the…
Descriptors: State Universities, Urban Universities, School Community Relationship, Sustainability
Jacobus, Michelle Vazquez; Tiemann, Maryli; Reed, Erin – Metropolitan Universities, 2011
The Downtown Education Collaborative (DEC) is an innovative collaborative which includes public and private colleges working with community organizations in interdisciplinary community service learning. This article reviews DEC's development, from its inception as a shared vision aspired to by its partners, to a functioning collaborative. We…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Community Organizations, Program Development, Educational Cooperation
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