Almost Metropolitan Universities: Historically Residential Campuses in Metropolitan Areas

  • Myron S. Henry Kent State University
  • Genger Fahleson
Keywords: Historically Residential Universities, Urban Universities, Leadership


Almost metropolitan universities are historically residential campuses and possess most of the features and values of the traditional university. They are also located near major population centers and increasingly serve diverse constituencies. In this article, measures of institutional success; an expanded view of scholarship; instructional activities; undue program complexity; teamwork, unit productivity, and group rewards; the university citizen; and regional partnerships among institutions, are developed and discussed from the perspective of almost metropolitan universities, with Kent State University as the prototype.