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Conway-Turner, Katherine S. – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
Urban institutions are typically located in diverse and vibrant cities. This diversity has changed over the decades, thus requiring campuses to address the complexity that is seen as these new American cities evolve. In this article the city of Buffalo is discussed as a city that manifests a continuous change in population diversity with a…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Refugees, Immigrants, Outreach Programs
Wiewel, Wim; Detweiler-Bedell, Jerusha – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
There was a time when universities located in cities set themselves apart from urban life, even, in some cases, building walls that isolated their campuses. As the Cold War and Space Race accelerated the demand for academic expertise, government funding for basic and applied research became a mainstay of higher education. With the end of the Cold…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Colleges, Public Colleges, Educational History
Khandros, Mariya – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
As poverty and inequality continue to plague American cities, universities and hospitals are looking for ways to leverage their role as community anchors to address these issues. Local procurement programs have emerged as one way for institutions to build local wealth and create jobs. In order to increase the impact of individual institutions,…
Descriptors: Urban Universities, Hospitals, Cooperative Programs, School Community Relationship
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
Walker, Laurie A.; East, Jean F. – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
Laurie A. Walker, the 2017 recipient of the Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement, is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Montana. Together with her co-author, Dr. Jean F. East, Professor in the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver, they have raised, in this piece, an…
Descriptors: Philanthropic Foundations, Urban Universities, Neighborhoods, Urban Renewal
Zerquera, Desiree D.; Doran, Erin E. – Metropolitan Universities, 2017
The higher education context that our CUMU institutions must navigate is complex and begets challenges resulting from the distinct mission our institutions seek to uphold. The implications of these challenges give rise to impacts on everyone within the institution and consequently our constituents within the cities we seek to serve. Bringing…
Descriptors: Urban Universities, Research Universities, Institutional Mission, Strategic Planning
Ramaley, Judith A. – Metropolitan Universities, 2017
Universities are being asked to prepare our students to navigate successfully in a complex and interconnected world and to contribute to the solution of difficult problems at work and in the communities where they live. Our universities must do the same. We must adapt our approaches to education, scholarship and community involvement in order to…
Descriptors: Housing, College Role, School Community Relationship, Urban Universities
Collins, Samuel Gerald; Durington, Matthew; Fabricant, Nicole – Metropolitan Universities, 2017
One year ago, Baltimore citizens took to the streets to protest not only the death of Freddie Grey, but the structural inequalities and structural violence that systematically limit the opportunities for working-class African Americans in Baltimore. The protests, though, were not just confined to Baltimore City. Borne on sophisticated…
Descriptors: Thematic Approach, Urban Areas, Activism, Racial Discrimination
Neff, Roni A.; Laestadius, Linnea I.; DiMauro, Susan; Palmer, Anne M. – Metropolitan Universities, 2017
Urban food systems have changed considerably over the past half century. Older adults' descriptions of place-based, personal food system history can help inform student learning and may contribute to expert understanding of food system change. Structural and social shifts in food purchasing and consumption contribute to diet-related disease and…
Descriptors: Semi Structured Interviews, Older Adults, Food, Oral History
O'Hara, Sabine – Metropolitan Universities, 2017
Access to affordable fresh food is an ongoing challenge for underserved urban neighborhoods across the United States. Several are designated food deserts with no access to a full-service grocery store within a one-mile radius. The Urban Food Hubs of the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability, and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) of the…
Descriptors: Food, Urban Areas, Neighborhoods, Capacity Building
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
Luter, D. Gavin – Metropolitan Universities, 2016
In this article, a layered conceptual framework for "place-based school reform" is presented as a way to link the concept of school reform and neighborhood development. Because many universities have been involved in community-school-university partnerships, the university community engagement literature will be connected to this…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Educational Change, Urban Areas, Neighborhood Improvement
Kula, Michael – Metropolitan Universities, 2015
As theater audiences decline society-wide, university theater programs have felt the impact, with many being cut back as institutions face difficult economic decisions. The Tacoma Theater Project at the University of Washington-Tacoma is an innovative effort to resist this trend. By working with professional theater groups in a partnership…
Descriptors: Audiences, Theater Arts, Colleges, Urban Schools
Talmage, Craig A.; Dombrowski, Rosemarie; Pstross, Mikulas; Peterson, C. Bjørn; Knopf, Richard C. – Metropolitan Universities, 2015
Applied community learning experiences for university students are promising endeavors in downtown urban environments. Past research is applied to help better comprehend a community engagement initiative conducted in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. The initiative aimed to illuminate the socio-cultural diversity of the downtown area utilizing…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Story Telling, College Students, Experiential Learning
Flynn, Erin – Metropolitan Universities, 2015
Portland State University's (PSU) reputation as an engaged, urban-serving university continues to distinguish it both nationally and locally. Key partnerships with local, public, and private partners provide students, faculty, and staff with remarkable opportunities to contribute to the physical, social, and economic development of the Portland…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, State Universities, School Community Relationship, Urban Schools
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