Metropolitan Universities Journal: The Urban Mission
The Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU) celebrated its 25th Annual Conference this past October in Philadelphia. The conference was the largest to date and institutions showcased how they undertake pressing challenges impacting cities across the entire CUMU membership. Each presentation provided attendees with best practices, but also challenges to consider in addressing issues such as economic and workforce development, college pipeline efforts, health and wellness, basic needs insecurity, and more.
Higher education institutions and the entire globe are currently in the midst of significant turmoil with the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting economic fallout, and the persistent racial disparities and inequities Black people experience every day. Guest editors, Nyeema C. Watson (Rutgers Camden) and Jennifer Johnson Kebea (Drexel University) encourage readers to recognize that these pieces were written and presented well before these three concurrent pandemics evolved, and in their introductory piece, they pose several critical questions to consider while reading each article.
The issue (Vol. 31 No. 2, 2020) features a dynamic range of work that detail innovative community engagement practices, entrepreneurism in urban environments, supports for underrepresented first-generation students and collaborative anchor partnerships. The topics discussed are as important and relevant as ever during this challenging moment in our history.
Access the journal here: https://journals.iupui.edu/index.php/muj/issue/view/1495
More in "New Resources"
- Racial Disparities in Youth Incarceration Persist
- A Primer on the Benefits and Value of Civic and Community Engagement in Higher Education
- Campus Philly’s Spring 2021 Resource Guide
Stay Current in Philly's Higher Education and Nonprofit Sector
We compile a weekly email with local events, resources, national conferences, calls for proposals, grant, volunteer and job opportunities in the higher education and nonprofit sectors.