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Golom, Frank D. – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
Diversity and inclusion (D&I) efforts in higher education are decades old, yet progress continues to be slow and elusive for many campuses. Recent events in colleges and universities across the United States suggest that long-standing challenges related to access, equity and inclusion remain as entrenched and intractable as they have ever…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Change Strategies, Systems Approach, Higher Education
Balajee, Sonali S.; Todd, Joshua – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
Equity, diversity, and inclusion are frequently on the lips of higher education professionals yet we struggle to infuse these concepts throughout the academy as evidenced in challenges recruiting faculty of color, graduating students of color, and hostile environments reported by students. The authors posit that this is because, to date, most…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Change, Transformative Learning, Empowerment
Saffold, Jacinta R. – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
Technological innovation and new economic terrain of the twenty-first century has called for higher education to re-examine how interdisciplinary ethnic studies and minority serving programs are positioned in the twenty-first century. This essay considers the utility of spaces like Black Studies departments and programs like the Mellon Mays…
Descriptors: Diversity (Institutional), Diversity (Faculty), College Administration, Minority Groups
Starke, Anthony M., Jr.; Shenouda, Keristiena; Smith-Howell, Deborah – Metropolitan Universities, 2017
Institutions of higher education are increasingly compelled to produce evidence that illustrates their contribution to society. In this age of demonstrating value, self-assessment is critical for urban and metropolitan universities. This study will explore the design and implementation of a landscape analysis--phase one of an in-depth…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Universities, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education
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
Schläppi, Michael R. – Metropolitan Universities, 2017
Through interactions with the recently formed Cooperative of the Institute of Urban Agriculture and Nutrition (CIUAN), a catalyst initiative co-governed by community organizations and academia to engage in mutually beneficial research and teaching projects, Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is supporting community efforts to bring…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Production, School Community Relationship
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
Potter, Mark – Metropolitan Universities, 2017
Although federal financial aid has increased in recent years, the costs of college tuition and living expenses have increased even more, leaving larger numbers of students with unmet need. Restructuring of financial aid, however, is insufficient to address the problem of diverging attainment gaps between low-income students and their more…
Descriptors: Urban Universities, Low Income Students, College Students, Student Personnel Services
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
Williams, Ronald C.; Klugh, Elgin L. – Metropolitan Universities, 2017
The legacy of deindustrialization and associated underemployment continues to plague many former industrial communities. In these spaces, universities serve as anchors providing gateways for individual economic empowerment, and as "brain centers" charged with generating solutions for societal problems. This paper explores the development…
Descriptors: Urban Universities, Urban Renewal, Economic Development, Entrepreneurship
Whittaker, Jennifer; Clark, Jill K.; SanGiovannni, Sarah; Raja, Samina – Metropolitan Universities, 2017
The United Nations estimates that by 2050, more than 66% of the world's population will live in urban areas. In the face of continuing urbanization, how will communities meet the fundamental need for good food? What kinds of public policies, structures, and systems will ensure equitable and just access to food? We argue that urban universities…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, School Community Programs, Food, Food Service
Rosing, Howard; Block, Daniel R. – Metropolitan Universities, 2017
The article highlights recent food policies in Chicago with the goal of exploring how higher education institutions can contribute to development of sustainable food resources for residents of North American cities. Thousands of Chicago residents face daily challenges accessing fresh food due to income constraints and/or lack of proximity to food…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Sustainable Development, Food Service, Food
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
Fox, Julie – Metropolitan Universities, 2017
Urban universities are uniquely positioned to make powerful and lasting contributions to the grand challenge of food security. To better understand the various dimensions related to the university's role in food systems, this case study explores intentional linkages, significant developments, natural tensions, and emerging impacts at the Ohio…
Descriptors: Systems Development, Food Service, Food, Urban Universities
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