Urban University Blog

The Urban University Blog highlights promising practices, research, and community engagement at public urban research universities engaged with the Office of Urban Initiatives to advance student success.

Urban University – Collaborating for Change: Changing Higher Education, Transforming Lives Collaborating for Change: Changing Higher Education, Transforming Lives Wed, 10 May 2017 19:00:17 +0000 FetchRSS https://urbanuniversity.wordpress.com/ http://fetchrss.com/rss/591363608a93f8d42f8b4567746908426.xml http://www.google.com/s2/favicons?domain=https://urbanuniversity.wordpress.com Urban University – Collaborating for Change: Changing Higher Education, Transforming Lives A John Williams ExperienceBridge to the Future: CSUN Puts College on the Agenda for Canoga Park High School StudentsSocial Justice and Student Success at Georgia State UniversitySupporting Minority PostdocsA Boot Camp for Innovation in Bioscience: LABioStartCommunity Engaged Learning in the Inland EmpireUSU Heads West: The Frontier SetSpotlight on Success: STEM Learning CommunitiesMaking Change in Urban Serving UniversitiesAccessible, Affordable, Attainable: Reinventing Curriculum Delivery in Health Care Education https://urbanuniversity.wordpress.com/2017/04/28/a-john-williams-experience/

On a bright Wednesday morning, eighty of my colleagues and I walked into a performance hall warmed up and ready to sing. Not an odd thing for Cal State Fullerton ch ]]> Continue reading A John Williams Experience

In Canoga Park, a community in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley, many students at Canoga Park High School aren’t planning to attend for college. Most are low-income, many are first-generation immigrants, and some come from families whose members have less … Continue reading Bridge to the Future: CSUN Puts College on the Agenda for Canoga Park High School Students

Georgia State University (GSU) has demonstrated that students from all backgrounds can succeed. Situated in downtown Atlanta, GSU graduates more low-income, Latino and Asian American students than any university in Georgia and more African American students than any university in the country. Continue reading Social Justice and Student Success at Georgia State University

Nearly 50 years ago, the National Academies described postdocs as the “invisible university,” because their contributions to cutting-edge research often went unrecognized. Or, as Adam Ruben bluntly describes it in Science: the postdoc is “a time-honored tradition of academics, research, and stagnant purgatorial nonprogression.” Continue reading Supporting Minority Postdocs

Entrepreneurs play a critical role in our economy. The innovations they develop have a cascading effect on job creation, standards of living, and growth in related industries. Teaching talented individuals to become entrepreneurs themselves and supporting them as they launch … Continue reading A Boot Camp for Innovation in Bioscience: LABioStart

At UC Riverside, we’ve always had many of our students engaged in service-learning and other volunteer opportunities in the community. But although we have developed robust community partnerships, it has been more challenging to track student engagement, match students with … Continue reading Community Engaged Learning in the Inland Empire

What does it mean to be a pioneer? For most, this label conjures up an image of intrepid explorers, leaving behind their known world to blaze a trail through uncharted territory. Pioneers also forge new ideas, innovating in place to … Continue reading USU Heads West: The Frontier Set

Most readers of this blog will be familiar with High-Impact Practices, a set of teaching and learning practices that have been widely tested and shown to benefit students from all backgrounds. Each of the practices incorporates active learning techniques and … Continue reading Spotlight on Success: STEM Learning Communities

Change is in the air at America’s universities. Everyone is talking about institutional change, about transforming higher education to better meet our missions and serve our students and communities. In order for this transformation to occur, leaders agree, we need … Continue reading Making Change in Urban Serving Universities

Adult college students who have made significant progress in their careers don’t have time to go back and start all over from the beginning. Although they may lack formal credentials, in many cases they have much of the knowledge and … (RSS generated with FetchRss) ]]> laurengraham66David Boyns and Doug KabackTiffany Green-AbdullahJulia MichaelsJose A. GomezElizabeth Claassen ThrushslooneyapluJulia MichaelsDouglas RobertsonRichard Irwin Wed, 10 May 2017 19:00:17 +0000 https://urbanuniversity.wordpress.com/2017/04/28/a-john-williams-experience/ https://urbanuniversity.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/feature-image.jpg?w=526&h=394&crop=1

Campus Innovation       Georgia State University's Dollars & Sense Retention Efforts 

Campus Innovation      The Transition Coaching Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago 

Campus Innovation      Hey Siri, Help Advise Portland State University Students 

Campus Innovation      Florida International University's High Tech Fix for Gateway Courses

Public Engagement        Building Fresno State's K-16 Pipeline

Campus Innovation       Meet Seven USUs Collaborating for Change 

Research                              Micro-Grants Can Turn Would-Be Dropouts Into College Graduates 

Campus Innovation        USUs Transforming Higher Education, Strengthening Cities  

Research                             Completion and Retention Grant Programs Workshop  

Campus Innovation       Winners of $165,000 Campus Innovation Pitch Competition

Personalized Learning  Can Personalized Learning Transform Education

Campus Innovation        Pitch Competition will Fund Campus Innovation 

Research                              Global Microtrends Shaping Higher Education 

Student Success               Will This Degree Get Me a Job? (Cleveland State

Public Engagement         Building Collaborations (Wayne State)    

Public Engagement         Visually Depicting Campus-Community Collaboration 

Campus Innovation        Project Management that Supports Student Success (Portland State) 

Campus Innovation         Faculty Cluster Hiring that Supports Diversity and Campus Climate 

Public Engagement        Building a Region (Greater Los Angeles) 

Campus Innovation         21st Century Recruitment Using Social Media (University of Cincinnati)