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Metropolitan Universities Journal 2016 Conference Issue Released

Wednesday, May 17, 2017  
Posted by: CUMU Headquarters

Take a look back at the 2016 CUMU Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. with volume 28, Issue 2 of Metropolitan Universities, Charting the Future of Metropolitan Universities, released online today. The conference theme called attendees to come together at just before the 2016 presidential elections to propose and discuss solutions that address some of the biggest challenges in Urban and Metropolitan universities today.

Issue guest editor Mary Ann Villarreal of California State University, Fullerton, writes in her introduction to the issue "Focused, as always, on higher education and community engagement, the 2016 conference gave particular emphasis to future needs and issues. These conversations are especially critical now, as urban and metropolitan institutions, regardless of type or size, increasingly face new social justice challenges both on their campus and in their local communities. These societal and structural disparities range from access to services due to rising costs of living to the impact of the national tone of racial and citizenship inequities that continue to deeply divide our nation."

The issue highlights a number of illuminating conference presentations and speeches covering a broad range of topics, from community engagement and entrepreneurship to student success and social justice. Additionally, featured in this journal are the transcript of Blair Ruble's Opening Plenary remarks, "Promoting Cities as Places of Promise," and an article by Mara C. Tieken, winner of the 2016 Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty.

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In This Issue


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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