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Members

Commissions

APLU’s commission structure enables individuals from multiple disciplines across the universities to come together to address critical issues and expand their knowledgebase in areas of common interest regardless of position.

 

  • Commission on Access, Diversity and Excellence (CADE)
    The Commission on Access, Diversity, and Excellence (CADE) is comprised of individuals representing a cross-section of APLU member institutions including presidents and chancellors, vice presidents, deans, and other campus leaders. The commission’s primary focus is to develop a comprehensive agenda regarding the relationships between public higher education and the issues of human resources and social change. The commission focuses on such major issues as the broadening of access and opportunity; utilizing the diversity of the undergraduate experience to prepare graduates for the 21st century; enhancing diversity within student and faculty populations; and creating partnerships between universities and local and world communities to bring about beneficial social change.
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  • Commission on Food, Environment, and Renewable Resources (CFERR)
    The Commission on Food, Environment, and Renewable Resources (CFERR) focuses on broad cross-cutting issues related to agriculture, food and fiber, forestry, human sciences, natural resources (ecology, fish and wildlife, forestry, mineral resources and water resources), oceans and atmosphere, and veterinary medicine in the functional areas of research, extension and teaching. Each member institution may nominate one voting member to CFERR.
     
  • Commission on Information, Measurement, and Analysis (CIMA)
    The Commission on Information, Measurement, and Analysis (CIMA) creates space for APLU institutions to come together to create communities of practice around effective and efficient use of data to guide campus planning and decision making.  Given the dispersion of activities and responsibilities within an institution that rely on the use of a vast array of data sources, CIMA provides opportunities for cross-functional discussions on how to more systematically create and improve the data infrastructure and the strategic analysis capacity on campuses.
     
  • Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness, and Economic Prosperity (CICEP)
    Members of the Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness, and Economic Prosperity (CICEP) include professionals from across the institution with interest in issues related to university engagement in economic development, including vice presidents/chancellors, directors, and staff from: economic development, technology transfer, entrepreneurship, research and graduate administration, academic affairs, public and governmental affairs, business and engineering departments, and others connected to the university role and impact in economic development. CICEP leads efforts to share best practices in these areas, and develops tools to help institutions build and enhance partnerships with government, industry, and other science, research, and economic development organizations. CICEP works closely with a number of other APLU groups to support their efforts as they touch on issues related to innovation and economic development. For example, CICEP works with the Council on Research on issues related to intellectual property and technology development; with the Council on Engagement and Outreach on issues related to community and regional development; and with the Council on Governmental Affairs on issues related to innovation, the economy, and public policy.
     
  • Commission on International Initiatives (CII)
    The Commission on International Initiatives (CII) develops and implements a comprehensive international affairs agenda for senior leadership at public research universities in order to facilitate a seamless integration of international dimensions into the learning, discovery and engagement missions of our APLU institutions. The CII fosters the development of globally competent students, internationally engaged faculty, and institutions capable of addressing global challenges. The commission works by identifying critical issues, gathering information, and creating opportunities for members to discuss challenges and share knowledge with one another. The commission serves as an advisory body to APLU and is integrally involved with all APLU discussions about comprehensive internationalization.  Through its International Advocacy Coordinating Committee, members develop and lead the advocacy agenda on Capitol Hill on international issues of interest to public universities.  The commission is composed of senior international officers, international agriculture directors, and other individuals who work on internationalization at APLU member institutions.
  • Commission on the Science and Mathematics Teaching Imperative (SMTI)
    Public university leaders working through the Commission on the Science and Mathematics Teaching Imperative (SMTI) partner with the K-12 community and other stakeholders to revolutionize science and mathematics teaching and teacher preparation, ensuring the next generation of students is college and career ready.  Membership includes faculty and administrators from university leadership, colleges including education, sciences and engineering, STEM education center directors, and others involved in improving undergraduate STEM education and the preparation of K-12 teachers in STEM-related disciplines.
     
  • Coalition of Urban Serving Universities
    The Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU) is a network of public urban research universities that represents every region of the U.S. University presidents created the coalition to leverage the intellectual capital and economic power of urban universities, thereby improving urban life and America's competitiveness in the global economy.
     

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