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Friedman, Joanie – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
The University of Chicago (UChicago), known for transformative education, created the Civic Leadership Academy (CLA) to address the need for leadership development in government and the non-profit sector. In 2014 the Office of Civic Engagement recognized that while there were a host of leadership development opportunities for individuals in the…
Descriptors: Universities, Leadership Training, Citizen Participation, Fellowships
Reitenauer, Vicki L.; Draper-Beard, Katherine Elaine; Schultz, Noah – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
In this article, the authors (a faculty member and two former students) describe the trajectory that Portland State University has taken over its history to institutionalize transformative learning opportunities within its comprehensive general education program, University Studies. Following a description of the institutional changes that…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, College Faculty, College Students, Public Agencies
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
Woods, Sarah; Reed, B. J.; Smith-Howell, Deborah – Metropolitan Universities, 2016
Universities throughout the United States operate engagement centers to extend campus faculty, staff and student resources to their communities. In 2014, the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) opened the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center (Weitz CEC): a privately funded $24 million, 70,000 square foot facility located in the middle of its…
Descriptors: Community Centers, Universities, School Community Programs, Extension Education
Tekula, Rebecca; Shah, Archana; Jhamb, Jordan – Metropolitan Universities, 2015
Metropolitan universities are well poised in communities to be intermediaries among various actors involved in social innovation. Pace University established one of the first institutes on social entrepreneurship. Its unique position at the university level allows programming to transcend certain institutional challenges. The emerging field of…
Descriptors: Universities, Entrepreneurship, Partnerships in Education, Experiential Learning
Osborn, David; Alkezweeny, Jennifer; Kecskes, Kevin – Metropolitan Universities, 2015
In an effort to leverage students' positive community engagement experiences as they transition to and become alumni, Portland State University (PSU) embarked on a pilot "Continuing Engagement Program." This article provides a rationale for this effort, an overview of the programmatic elements, lessons learned, and future engagement…
Descriptors: Alumni, Alumni Associations, Sense of Community, School Community Relationship
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
Lewinson, Terri – Metropolitan Universities, 2014
Extended-stay hotels are housing solutions for some older adults on the fringe of street homelessness. Research indicates that these environments can produce negative health outcomes for older adults. Strategies for managing negative environmental conditions must be identified to help older adults manage health outcomes. This paper describes a…
Descriptors: School Community Programs, Partnerships in Education, Health Promotion, Residential Care
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
Brabant, Margaret; Braid, Donald; Carriere, Armand – Metropolitan Universities, 2013
Respondents to our 2011 survey on the impact of Community Outreach Partnership Centers (COPC) grants administered by HUD between 1994 and 2005 reported deep and lasting impacts on their respective institutions. These grants affected institutional structures, embedded community engagement within institutional cultures and academic curricula, and…
Descriptors: Grants, School Community Relationship, Outreach Programs, Outcome Measures
Cattle, Stephen R.; Bloomfield, Dianne M.; Klineberg, Iven J. – Metropolitan Universities, 2013
The University of Sydney has a long-standing record of commitment to social inclusion in tertiary education. The Australian government agenda has brought into sharp focus the importance of universities engaging with rural and remote communities. The University of Sydney provides placement opportunities and pathways to attract more undergraduate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Urban Universities, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness
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
Liebst, Anne; Feinmark, David – Metropolitan Universities, 2013
In June 2003, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) and the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) embarked on a partnership to combine their collections documenting Arkansas history and politics. There is much to be gained by examining relationships where the partners bring special strengths to the table. This paper outlines the…
Descriptors: College Libraries, Public Libraries, Partnerships in Education, Case Studies
Schecter, David; Junn, Ellen; Cole, Kimberly – Metropolitan Universities, 2011
In this article we take a closer look at a developing university-community engagement project being undertaken between California State University, Fresno, and the City of Fresno. A history of the project is provided, along with a review of the relevant literature and a summary of what pieces of the puzzle we feel should be in place for a…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Program Descriptions, School Community Programs, Partnerships in Education
Sukhatme, Uday – Metropolitan Universities, 2011
In recent years, IUPUI has steadily acquired a considerable national reputation as an up-and-coming university. Some of the reasons for this recognition include the RISE Initiative and the large number of innovative degree programs recently started at IUPUI based on campus strengths and the priorities of the city of Indianapolis. Some specific…
Descriptors: Academic Degrees, Emerging Occupations, Educational Innovation, College Programs
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