Leading Practices Library

Joint City/University Advisory Board Bylaws
City of Pittsburg, KS and Pittsburg State University
The City and PSU have a long history of collaborations dating to the founding of the university. The two entities embrace the importance of collaboration and joint planning to grow and advance the community.
10 steps for a successful university innovation center
JLL Higher Education
Drawing from our experience with leading research institutions, we’ve identified these 10 best practices for developing and maintaining thriving innovation hubs.
George Mason University Fairfax Campus and Community Advisory Board MOU
Fairfax County, City of Fairfax, and George Mason University
The GMU, Fairfax Campus and Community Advisory Board is established to share information on issues of mutual concern and provide recommendations on those issues from the Advisory Board's varying perspectives. The recommendations will be shared with appropriate county, city and university staff.
City of Oxford/Miami University Town Gown Initiatives Team (TGIT) Enabling Document
City of Oxford and Oxford-Miami University
The mission of the TGIT is to be a positive force in enhancing the sense of community and raising the quality of life across the broader Miami University and Oxford communities by encouraging and facilitating productive partnerships and our shared vision for the future.
Party Registration Program
City of Fort Collins
The purpose of the Party Registration program is to provide party hosts with an opportunity to receive a warning, providing a 20 minute window to voluntarily terminate a party after a noise complaint has been received.
Party Patrols: Best Practice Guidelines for College Communities
California Polytechnic State University & City of San Luis Obispo
The purpose of this guide is to consolidate the experience that campus and community law enforcement agencies have gained in conducting party patrols and share informationon with agencies looking for more effective tools to help manage party-related problems.
Near West Side Partners (NWSP)
Marquette University
Five anchor institutions -- Aurora Health Care, Harley-Davidson, Marquette University, MillerCoors, Potawatomi Business Development Corporation created a new entity called Near West Side Partners, Inc., a collaborative model of community redevelopment.
Strengthening Campus-Community Collaboration: Oregon State University and the City of Corvallis
National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments
This agreement describes how Oregon State and Corvallis address three tracks: Neighborhood Parking and Traffic Mitigation, Neighborhood Planning, and Neighborhood Livability.
Police Relations and Services in Town-Gown Cities are Changing in a Positive Way Throughout America
University of New Haven
Multiple leading practices that improve the quality of life in campus communities.
Party Registration Data from Seven Campus Communities
Date on Multiple Campus Communities
The Party Registration Program is intended to reduce the negative consequences of excessive noise and other nuisance incidents associated with parties in residential neighborhoods.
CASE STUDY Strengthening Campus-Community Collaboration: Oregon State University and the City of Cor
Oregon State University and City of Corvallis
Campus-community collaboration is a well-regarded strategy to promote safe, healthy, and conducive learning environments identified by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism as effective measures for preventing alcohol-related harm.
The Town Gown Initiative Team
City of Oxford and Oxford-Miami University
As the group began to think more intentionally about its purpose it wrote up Guiding Principles and reflected a role of facilitation of common Town-Gown initiatives within existing groups, organizations, and committees within the community.
University of Florida and Gainesville Strategic Development Plan 2017
University of Florida and City of Gainesville
The Strategic Development Plan calls for anchor institutions to join forces to address challenges of mobility, education, health, housing, and livability, and to collaborate on creating inclusive solutions.
Reality Check: A report on university applicants’ attitudes and perceptions
Higher Education Policy Institute
Since 2006, the Higher Education Policy Institute has run the Student Academic Experience Survey, generally in conjunction with the Higher Education Academy. This has revealed a substantial gap between students’ prior expectations and their time in higher education.
College Park City-University Partnership Homeownership Program
City of College Park and University of Maryland
The College Park City-University Partnership’s Homeownership Program, launched in summer 2015, is part of a multi- faceted approach to stabilize neighborhoods and improve the economy.
Alcohol Harm Reduction Plan 2016-2019
The University of Iowa
The 2016–2019 Alcohol Harm Reduction Plan outlines goals and research-supported strategies for reducing drinking and its harmful effects
University Funded Neighborhood Grant Program
University of Colorado Boulder
Off-Campus Housing & Neighborhood Relations at the University of Colorado Boulder, sponsors a neighborhood grant program, to support events that build relationships between students and non-student neighbors.
Neighborhood C.A.R.E. Program
Washington University in St. Louis
In 2010, the issues between students and the permanent residents of Rosedale Heights reached a tipping point. As the Spring semester ended, university officials came together to develop a multi-pronged interdepartmental approach to address the on-going student/permanent resident concerns.
Waterloo Town Gown Committee Terms of Reference
Waterloo Town and Gown Committee
To develop and enhance relationships, communications and policies among the universities, college, students, the City, police and the community.
University of St. Thomas 2012-2013 Neighborhood Initiatives
University of St. Thomas
In accordance with the university vision of "responsible engagement with the local community," St. Thomas continues to refine its neighborhood initiative plan with the goals of reducing neighborhood disturbances and providing a quick and certain response to identified problems.
UB H.O.M.E. Program: Helping UB employees and the community, one home at a time
University of Buffalo
To encourage home ownership and help support stabilization and revitalization in and around the South Campus, the University at Buffalo is pleased to offer the UB H.O.M.E. (Home Ownership Made Easy) program to full-time faculty and staff.
Top Global Trends Affecting Downtowns
Progressive Urban Management Associates
The findings from this report included practical recommendations for all American downtowns to anticipate and benefit from change.
ShareFest 2016 Final Report
Miami University and City of Oxford
ShareFest is a service and environmental nonprofit corporation dedicated to the collection and redistribution of items donated by Miami University students and the Oxford community at the end of the academic year.
Selected Student/Neighborhood Outreach & Programmatic Overview
University of Colorado Boulder
The different student outreach programs and initiatives are summarized, including: Pre-Court/Violation Letters; Community Living Class; Move-in Orientation; Door hangers distributed in the Fall semester; Neighborhood Concerns Program and Walk This Way
Reducing Risk During the First Few Weeks on Campus
Safe Supportive Learning
Anecdotal evidence suggests that the first six weeks of the academic year are critical to both the academic and social success of first-year students. However, three strategies have produced evidence of effectively reducing high-risk behavior when applied toward the beginning of the academic year.
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