Metropolitan Universities journal (MUJ) is the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities’ quarterly online journal. First published in 1990, the journal disseminates scholarship and research relevant to urban and metropolitan universities. Articles amplify the mission of CUMU by reinforcing the value of place-based institutions and illuminating our collective work of supporting the changing needs of our students, institutions, and cities. Readership includes those working to address issues facing modern universities and the communities they serve. Authors with diverse institutional and professional perspectives present research on the best practices and applications of theory in each issue.

Current Issue

Vol. 34 No. 2 (2023) The Pedagogy of Place-Based Initiatives and Anchor Institutions

Guest editors: Patrick M. Green and Susan Haarman, Center for Engaged Learning, Teaching, and Scholarship (CELTS), Loyola University Chicago

Within the last decade, the community engagement field has seen tremendous development in the creation and utilization of place-based initiatives, particularly from an anchor institution lens. These initiatives have the potential to lead to community development and transform communities, but they also have the opportunity to transform how we approach teaching and learning. Beyond just programmatic applications, these approaches develop distinct pedagogical approaches to community-engaged teaching and learning.

This issue examines how an emphasis on the anchor institution framework and place-based initiatives impact the practice of teaching and learning in community-engaged courses.

Most downloaded articles, July 2021–June 2022

Metropolitan Universities Journal   ISSN 2472-3451