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Cultivating Community: Faculty Support for Teaching and Learning
Metropolitan Universities
  • Celine Fitzmaurice, Portland State University
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  • Community-based learning,
  • Civic engagement,
  • Higher Education -- Social aspects,
  • Portland State University -- Curriculum,
  • Mentoring in education

Emerging approaches to faculty support are moving away from a “fixing” model to a “relational” model. In this article, the author describes a program of faculty support that places trust and community-building at the center of its efforts. The result is a program in which faculty members engage in a peer-to-peer approach to mentoring, professional exchange, assessment, and reflection.


This is the publisher's final PDF. Permission received from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) on behalf of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities. The definitive version was published online at

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Fitzmaurice, C. (2015). Cultivating community: Faculty support for teaching and learning. Metropolitan Universities Journal, 26 (3), 53-62.