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Prange, Kelly; Allen, Joseph A.; Reiter-Palmon, Roni – Metropolitan Universities, 2016
Collective impact is a recently developed concept and approach to solving social problems that rectifies many of the issues associated with isolated impact. We compared collective impact and the formal definition of collaboration and made integrations between the two concepts. Specifically, we explored effective assessment and facilitation methods…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Social Problems, Problem Solving, Social Change
Stover, Caitlin M. – Metropolitan Universities, 2016
The purpose of this paper is to outline the delivery of a Master's level, Community/Public Health Nursing service learning course that spanned a two semester academic year. The instructor of record created a reflection binder with selected assignments to facilitate the transformative learning process that occurred during the course. Analyses of…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Nursing Education, Masters Programs, Graduate Students
Cavallaro, Claire C. – Metropolitan Universities, 2016
The concept of community engagement as a primary function of higher education and the roots of this movement can be traced back to the 1980s with the founding of the Campus Compact in 1985 (Glass & Fitzgerald, 2010). The concept has been endorsed by several higher education organizations, including the American Association of State Colleges…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Rewards, Urban Universities, Metropolitan Areas
Ramaley, Judith A. – Metropolitan Universities, 2016
Campuses are developing new ways to respond to complex social, cultural, economic and environmental problems by adapting their educational approaches and their scholarship to address a changing world order. At the same time, government agencies, nonprofit organizations and businesses are embracing collaborative approaches to community…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, School Community Relationship, Social Change, Social Action
McGlamery, Sheryl L.; Franks, Bridget A.; Shillingstad, Saundra L. – Metropolitan Universities, 2016
This study describes two years of findings with a unique field experience (teaching science inquiry activities to African-American girls in a summer STEM camp) for preservice elementary education majors. It reports on the effects of the field experience, in conjunction with blocked science and mathematics methods courses, on preservice teachers'…
Descriptors: Field Experience Programs, Preservice Teachers, Elementary Education, Science Instruction
Curry, Joanne E. – Metropolitan Universities, 2016
The rich potential of university/city government relationships is often overwhelmed by day-to-day conflicts over everything from planning and land use to transportation and noise. Such disputes--even a single, unresolved incident--can create an enduring narrative of antagonism that undermines the relationship ongoing. Leveraging recent doctoral…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Urban Universities, City Government, Case Studies
Scherer, Lisa L.; Graeve-Cunningham, Victoria M.; Trent, Sheridan B.; Weddington, Stephanie A.; Thurley, Adam R.; Prange, Kelly A.; Allen, Joseph A. – Metropolitan Universities, 2016
The Volunteer Program Assessment at UNO (VPA-UNO), a faculty-led student group, partners with nonprofit and governmental agencies to provide free assessments and consultations to enhance volunteer engagement, organizational commitment and retention. Three recent initiatives are discussed representing an intentional effort of a metropolitan…
Descriptors: Student Volunteers, College Students, Metropolitan Areas, Service Learning
Tapprich, William; Grandgenett, Neal; Leas, Heather; Rodie, Steve; Shuster, Robert; Schaben, Chris; Cutucache, Christine – Metropolitan Universities, 2016
STEM faculty at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) have partnered with teachers and administrators in the Omaha Public Schools (OPS) to implement a Teacher-Researcher Partnership Program. This program establishes resources and infrastructure that engage K-12 science teachers in scientific research experiences. In the first implementation of…
Descriptors: STEM Education, College Faculty, Science Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education
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
Barajas, Heidi Lasley; Martin, Lauren – Metropolitan Universities, 2016
This article explores shared space at the University of Minnesota's Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach Engagement Center (UROC), located four miles off campus in a community strong in assets, but facing inequality, disinvestment and racism. UROC's mission promotes university-community collaboration to solve critical urban challenges. We…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, School Community Programs, College Programs, Outreach Programs
Hynie, Michaela; MacNevin, Wanda; Prescod, Cheryl; Rieder, Barry; Schwartzentruber, Lorna – Metropolitan Universities, 2016
Most analyses of the success and sustainability of community-university engagement initiatives focus on the university environment. We explore the impact of changes in the larger social and political systems on the community as well as those within the university on the meaning and use of a shared community space. The York University-TD Community…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Stakeholders, Reflection, Sustainability
Boehm, Lisa Krissoff; Larrivee, Linda S. – Metropolitan Universities, 2016
This paper analyzes the processes and outcomes involved with mentoring junior faculty in the reappointment, promotion, and tenure (RPT) process at a comprehensive state university and creating a culture supportive of engaged research. Although the university in this case study is governed by a collective bargaining agreement that prohibits the…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Mentors, Faculty Promotion, Tenure
Janke, Emily; Holland, Barbara; Medlin, Kristin – Metropolitan Universities, 2016
Once an institution has chosen to recognize and reward community-engaged scholarship in its university-wide promotion and tenure policy, what are some strategies for aligning unit and department policies as well? This chapter describes the path followed at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro to align policies across all units and…
Descriptors: Scholarship, School Policy, Departments, College Faculty
Saltmarsh, John; Wooding, John – Metropolitan Universities, 2016
The need for new and revised structures to reward new forms of scholarship is being examined nationally and globally. It is also being examined on campuses that make up the University of Massachusetts system, all which are classified by the Carnegie Foundation for Community Engagement. This paper reports on the collective exploration by the five…
Descriptors: State Universities, School Community Relationship, Scholarship, Campuses
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