Since its founding, CUMU has been a leading voice and forum for the current and future generations of higher education leaders grounded in urban and metropolitan communities. Our member campuses are on the leading edge of critical issues in higher education and society. The power of CUMU is that we connect and convene these campuses to explore, create and disseminate knowledge that supports our campuses and the communities they serve.
CUMU Research Collaborative
We are excited to announce the CUMU Research Collaborative. Launching in late spring 2022, the Research Collaborative includes appointed members from CUMU member institutions. Grounded in CUMU’s mission, the Research Collaborative identifies research priorities and opportunities across the CUMU membership, develops and oversees a Research Fellows Program, and leads collaborative research initiatives.
- Research agenda
The CUMU Research Collaborative determines, with input from CUMU’s leadership, executive committee, and members, the types of research-based resources and products that are useful to CUMU members and the field more broadly. Based on this input, the Collaborative creates a draft research agenda.
- Research Fellows Program
One key initiative for the Collaborative’s oversight is the development of a Research Fellows Program. This entails providing input on the parameters of the opportunities provided and outcomes expected from participants. Additionally, the members select the research fellow(s) for each cycle.
- Advise on initiatives
Additionally, the CUMU Research Collaborative serves as an advisory committee as opportunities, questions, and requests arise from member institutions and partner organizations. This may include considerations of grants, research initiatives across member institutions, and the development of programming to support research related to our mission.