In this Book

The Road Half Traveled
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A growing number of universities are dedicating resources to support their surrounding communities, but much potential for advancement remains. A university’s mission as an “anchor institution,” as defined by the authors, is to consciously and strategically apply the institution’s long-term, place-based economic power, in combination with its human and intellectual resources, to better the welfare of the community in which it resides. Drawing on ten diverse universities as case studies, this eye-opening book explores practices and strategies that can be employed to improve conditions in low-income communities and emphasizes the critical roles of university leaders, philanthropy, and policy in this process. To date the most comprehensive account of the range of roles played by universities as anchors in their communities, The Road Half Traveled provides a forward-thinking perspective on new horizons in university and community partnership.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. List of Figures
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xiii-xv
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xvii-xxvii
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  1. Part 1. The Past and Present of University Engagement
  2. p. 1
  1. Chapter 1. Brief History of Universities, Community Partnerships, and Economic Development
  2. pp. 3-10
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  1. Chapter 2. Three Strategies of Anchor-Based Community Development
  2. pp. 11-16
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  1. Chapter 3. Higher Education Approaches to Urban Issues
  2. pp. 17-26
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  1. Chapter 4. Addressing the Challenges
  2. pp. 27-36
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  1. Part 2. Case Studies
  2. p. 37
  1. Chapter 5. University as Facilitator: IUPUI, Portland State, and Miami Dade College
  2. pp. 39-62
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  1. Chapter 6. University as Leader: Penn, Cincinnati, and Yale
  2. pp. 63-88
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  1. Chapter 7. University as Convener: Syracuse, Minnesota, LeMoyne-Owen, and Emory
  2. pp. 89-114
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  1. Part 3. Best Practices
  2. p. 115
  1. Chapter 8. Promising Practices and Lessons Learned
  2. pp. 117-144
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  1. Part 4. Envisioning the Road to Be Taken: Realizing the Anchor Institution Mission
  2. p. 145
  1. Chapter 9. Building Internal Constituencies for Partnership Work
  2. pp. 147-152
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  1. Chapter 10. Catalyzing Change with Philanthropy
  2. pp. 153-158
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  1. Chapter 11. Policy Support for the Anchor Institution Mission
  2. pp. 159-164
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  1. Conclusion. Thinking Forward
  2. pp. 165-170
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  1. Appendix 1. Budget Documents from Anchor Institutions Task Force
  2. pp. 171-176
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  1. Appendix 2. Interview Subjects and Contributors
  2. pp. 177-186
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  1. Appendix 3. Additional Resources
  2. pp. 187-188
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 189-192
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 193-224
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 225-237
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