The Urban Advantage: The 2017 CUMU Annual Conference Issue

Posted by Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities on June 4, 2018

Vol. 29.2: The Urban Advantage: The 2017 CUMU Annual Conference Issue

Dear Readers,Urban and metropolitan areas face unique challenges in serving the multifaceted needs of their communities, but also have advantages that create some of the world’s greatest universities. These urban advantages were the focus of the 23rd Annual CUMU Conference held in Denver, Colorado in October 2017.

Issue 29.2 ‘The Urban Advantage: Denver Conference Issue’ includes articles based on speeches and presentations from the 2017 conference. These articles highlight how the urban advantage is being harnessed across the CUMU membership to create better opportunities for experiential learning, research and development, creative activity, and partnerships that create immediate and substantive impact on communities.

I would like to thank Dr. Vicki L. Golich, Provost and Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs at Metropolitan State University of Denver, for her tireless work serving as guest editor for this issue.

Valerie Holton, PhD, LCSW
Executive Editor
Metropolitan Universities

Table of Contents

Using the Urban Advantage to Achieve the Greatest Good

Vicki L. Golich

Voices from the Field: 2017 CUMU Annual Conference Opening Plenary Remarks

Barbara A. Holland, Ted Howard, and Andrew J. Seligsohn

The HeART of Listening

Eric DeMeulenaere

The Roles of Foundations and Universities in Redevelopment Planning

Laurie A. Walker and Jean F. East

A Decade of Progress: Lessons Learned in Developing the UCO Downtown

John F. Barthell, Charlotte K. Simmons, and Karen Youngblood

It’s Not About “Us”: Express Newark Prioritizing the Public Good

Victor Davson, Anne Schaper Englot, Chantal Fischzang, Tamara Fleming, and Nick Kline

Community Schools and the Role of University-School-Community Collaboration

Kathleen Provinzano, Ryan Riley, Bruce Levine, and Allen Grant

Direct Care Workers Pathways Program: A Strategy for Seamless Academic Progression

Linda S. Larrivee, Stephanie M. Chalupka, Marilyn A. Cleary, and Cherie L. Comeau

Cultivando Respeto (Cultivating Respect): Engaging the Latino Community

Arcela Nuñez-Alvarez, Marisol Clark-Ibáñez, Ana M. Ardón, Amy L. Ramos, and Michelle Ramos Pellicia

Aligning Academic Offerings with Industry Needs and Facility Construction, While Making Space for Relevant Public Private Partnerships (P3s)

Vicki L. Golich, Sandra Haynes, Erin Hillhouse, and David Pfeifer


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