Assessing the Educational Effectiveness of Urban Universities

  • Victor Borden Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Keywords: Metropolitan Universities, Educational Effectiveness, Assessment


Given the insufficiency of current popular measures of university "quality, " this article examines several efforts to assess the contributions of urban and metropolitan universities to the individuals and communities they serve. These efforts may contribute to a better public understanding of these universities, but their primary benefit will more likely be institutional self-reflection than the discovery of specific measures.