Charting the Future of Metropolitan Universities

Posted by Coalition for Urban and Metropolitan Universities on May 22, 2017

The 2016 CUMU Annual Conference, held in Washington, D.C., just weeks prior to the U.S. Presidential election, was an exciting opportunity for the scholars, administrators, and education partners who attended to “Chart the Future of Metropolitan Universities.” Addressing topics ranging from safer cities and economic development to student achievement and civic engagement, the future seems bright with the many dedicated and innovative minds in higher education forging a way forward. Experience some of the rich conversation of the 2016 conference through this curated selection of articles based on speeches and presentations from the conference.

Mary Ann Villarreal, California State University, Fullerton, worked tirelessly on this issue as guest editor. Get a look at CUMU 2016 through her eyes in the introduction for Metropolitan Universities Vol. 28.2.


Charting the Future of Metropolitan Universities
Mary Ann Villarreal

The Evolution of a Community-Engaged Scholar
Mara C. Tieken

“Promoting Cities as Places of Promise”: Remarks at the Annual Meeting of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities
Blair Ruble

Working Together Differently: Addressing the Housing Crisis in Oregon
Judith A. Ramaley

Undergraduate Student Research Opportunities and Economic Revitalization through Urban Agriculture Initiatives
Michael R. Schläppi

Charting Ahead: Navigating Threats and Challenges to the Urban-Serving Research University Mission
Desiree D. Zerquera and Erin Doran

Student Success for All: Support for Low-Income Students at an Urban Public University
Mark Potter

Conceptualizing Community Engagement: Starting a Campus-Wide Dialogue
Anthony Starke, Keristiena Shenouda, and Deborah Smith-Howell

Teaching Baltimore Together: Building Thematic Cooperation Between Classes
Samuel Gerald Collins, Matthew Durington, and Nicole Fabricant

Creating a University Driven “Ingepreneurial” Ecosystem in West Baltimore: A Strategy for Rust Belt Revitalization
Ronald C. Williams and Elgin L. Klugh

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