Metropolitan Universities Journal

Posted by Metropolitan Universities journal on July 31, 2017

Metropolitan Universities journal issue 28.2: The 2016 Washington, D.C. Conference Issue highlighted a number of presentations and speeches at CUMU’s 2016 Annual Conference, which called attendees to come together to propose and discuss solutions that address some of the biggest challenges in urban and metropolitan universities today.

We recently reached out to guest editor Mary Ann Villarreal and faculty at Towson University to learn more about their experience presenting at the conference, learn what makes a good journal article, and to follow up on some of their work.

Learn more about their contributions.

If you haven’t had a chance to read this issue, take some time to explore how campuses across the United States are charting the future of metropolitan universities.

  • Student Success for All: Support for Low-Income Students at an Urban Public University addresses the problem of diverging attainment gaps between low-income students and their more advantaged peers and how Metropolitan State University of Denver has gained insight using the Beyond Financial Aid assessment tool.
  • Charting Ahead: Navigating Threats and Challenges to the Urban-Serving Research University Mission brings together literature, emerging research, and points from discussions at the 2016 CUMU Annual Conference to analyze the challenges and efforts urban-serving universities are using to uphold their mission.
  • Creating a University Driven “Ingepreneurial” Ecosystem in West Baltimore: A Strategy for Rust Belt Revitalization explores how Coppin State University is addressing under-performing job creation in a former industrial community through a practical, innovative, solution-based approach.

View the full issue online.

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