The new American college town : designing effective campus and community partnerships /

"As colleges and universities become more networked, presidents and provosts have embraced the benefits of collaborative, sustainable town-gown relationships. This edited collection is targeted at leaders on both sides of these conversations, and it presents blueprints for building more collabo...

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Other Authors / Creators:Martin, James, 1948 January 14- editor.
Samels, James E., editor.
Other Corporate Authors / Creators:Samels Associates, editor.
Format: eBook Electronic
Language:English
Imprint: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019.
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Summary:"As colleges and universities become more networked, presidents and provosts have embraced the benefits of collaborative, sustainable town-gown relationships. This edited collection is targeted at leaders on both sides of these conversations, and it presents blueprints for building more collaborative relationships. The book's opening chapter provides an overview of twenty characteristics of the new American college town that the editors developed after listening to and interviewing college town planners, elected officials, and college and university administrators for more than three years. For most of the chapters authored by contributors, the editors invited teams that are currently planning or managing a college town relationship. Almost all chapters also include photographs and sidebars of innovative outreach efforts and partnerships"--

A new perspective on the relationships among colleges, universities, and the communities with which they are now partnering.

Colleges and universities have always had interesting relationships with their external communities, whether they are cities, towns, or something in between. In many cases, they are the main economic driver for their regions--State College, Pennsylvania, or Raleigh, North Carolina, for example--and in others, they exist side by side with thriving industries. In The New American College Town , James Martin, James E. Samels & Associates provide a practical guide for planning a new kind of American college town--one that moves beyond the nostalgia-tinged stereotype to achieve collaborative objectives.

What exactly is a college town in America today? Examining the broad range of partnerships transforming campuses and the communities around them, the book opens by detailing twenty characteristics of new American college towns. Subsequent chapters invite presidents, provosts, planners, mayors, architects, and association directors to share their views on how college town relationships are shaping new generations of students and citizens. The book tackles urban and rural institutions, as well as community colleges, and closes with predictions about what college towns will look like in twenty-five years. Contributors include presidents from Lehigh, Portland State, New Jersey City, and Connecticut College, along with five college town mayors and the current or former executive directors from the International Town-Gown Association, the Association for the Study of Higher Education, and others.

The book also traces how town-gown relations are expanding into innovative areas nationally and internationally, moving beyond familiar student life programs and services to hundred-million-dollar downtown developments. The first comprehensive, single-volume resource designed for leaders on both sides of these conversations, The New American College Town includes action plans, lessons learned, and pitfalls to avoid in developing transformative relationships between colleges and their extended communities.

Contributors: Robert C. Andringa, Aaron Aska, Beth Bagwell, Katherine Bergeron, Kelly A. Cherwin, Phillip DiChiara, Lorin Ditzler, Mauri A. Ditzler, Kevin E. Drumm, Erin Flynn, Michael Fox, Joel Garreau, Susan Henderson, Andrew W. Hibel, Patrick Hyland, Jr., Jay Kahn, James Martin, Miguel Martinez-Saenz, Fred McGrail, Kim Nehls, Krisan Osterby, Tracee Reiser, Stuart Rothenberger, Kate Rousmaniere, James E. Samels, Rick Seltzer, John D. Simon, Jefferson A. Singer, Allison Starer, Wim Wiewel, Eugene L. Zdziarski II

Item Description:Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on October 08, 2019).
Physical Description:1 online resource
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9781421432793
142143279X
Author Notes:

James Martin is a senior consultant at The Registry and a senior contributor at HigherEdJobs.com. James E. Samels is the CEO and president of The Education Alliance and the founder of Samels & Associates, a law firm concentrating in higher education law. They are the coauthors of seven books, including Turnaround: Leading Stressed Colleges and Universities to Excellence , The Provost's Handbook: The Role of the Chief Academic Officer , and Consolidating Colleges and Merging Universities: New Strategies for Higher Education Leaders .