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Evans Reding, Tracie; VanWyngaarden, Kristin – Metropolitan Universities, 2020
Complex problems are being approached through collaborations that cross sectors including businesses, nonprofits, public institutions, and academia. Social Network Analysis (SNA) methods have been adopted to help manage these large collaborations, and it is useful not only for exploring the network dynamics of the collaboration as a whole, but…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Network Analysis, Urban Universities, Institutional Cooperation
Lovell, Michael R.; Bergen, Daniel; Donovan, Maura; Altenburg, Rana – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
To further live our mission, Marquette has launched many new initiatives over the past five years that strategically connect our university to our community. In this paper, we will highlight three of these initiatives. The first relates to connecting the anchor institutions in our neighborhood through an effort called Near West Side Partners. The…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Church Related Colleges, School Community Relationship, College Administration
Caret, Robert L. – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
The author has 25 years of experience in higher education leadership, overseeing two campuses and two university systems. He has maintained a strong connection to the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU), both philosophically and in practical terms. In this article, the author discusses his experience and feelings on social…
Descriptors: Social Responsibility, Citizenship Responsibility, Citizenship Education, Citizen Participation
Barthell, John F.; Castillo, David; Mendoza, Liliana Rentería; Macey, J. David; Simmons, Charlotte K. – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
The University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) is a public metropolitan university that has developed a highly collaborative relationship with the Greater Oklahoma City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (HC). This partnership unites several UCO divisions and the HC in support of a set of shared goals, articulated in UCO's "Vision 2020" strategic…
Descriptors: Metropolitan Areas, Strategic Planning, Labor Force Development, Leadership Training
Telles, Arien B. – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
The literature on the transformation of higher education institutions into engaged institutions identifies the great potential this transformation can have on higher education's ability to address pressing social issues. However, engagement work frequently operates in White racialized spaces and within systems that perpetuate racial oppression. A…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Educational Change, Higher Education, Social Problems
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
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
Gomez, Jose A.; Sonenshein, Raphael J.; Espinoza, Zuhey; Fuhrmann, Henry – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) has committed to becoming Los Angeles' premier educational anchor institution, forging meaningful partnerships that contribute to the overall well-being of the region. Cal State LA ranks number one in the nation for the upward mobility of its students (Chetty, Friedman, Saez, Turner, &…
Descriptors: Institutional Mission, Partnerships in Education, Social Mobility, Social Differences
del Rio, Esteban; Loggins, John – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
Drawing on cultural studies and the practice of engaged learning and scholarship, this paper proposes a cultural approach to institutional transformation, which we argue necessarily follows anchor partnerships. The authors advance a model of cohesion and alignment among equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI), community engagement, and social…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Institutional Mission, Organizational Change, Inclusion
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
Fritz, William; Iwama, Ken – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
The degree to which urban and metropolitan colleges and universities can have a positive impact on their respective communities is heavily influenced by the nature and extent of their connectedness to, and alignment with, civic need. Drawn from the experiences and outcomes of the College of Staten Island's Legacy Trilogy initiative, a…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Urban Universities, Community Needs, Institutional Mission
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
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
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
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