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September 12, 2016
Washington, DC – In support of its effort to increase diversity among STEM faculty, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today announced it received a $300,000 pilot grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) as part of its first-ever INCLUDES (Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science) program.
September 9, 2016
Las Cruces, NM -- Seeking to strengthen and formalize a partnership founded in research and extension, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the Mexican Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) aimed at working collaboratively to address sustainable agriculture and natural resource management.
August 22, 2016
Washington, D.C.— Ten exemplary colleges and universities today were named as the inaugural class of Excellence in Assessment designees, recognizing the institutions’ commitment to the comprehensive assessment of student learning outcomes as a means to drive internal improvement and advance student success. The Excellence in Assessment (EIA) program – the first national designation of its kind – spotlights institutions successfully integrating assessment practices across campus, providing evidence of student learning outcomes, and using assessment results to guide institutional decision-making and improve student performance.
August 10, 2016
Washington, D.C. — In recognition of their extraordinary global engagement efforts, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities today named Arizona State University; the University of California, San Diego; The Ohio State University; and the University of Minnesota as finalists for its inaugural Institutional Award for Global Learning, Research & Engagement. The award recognizes institutions at the leading edge of inclusive and comprehensive efforts to internationalize their campuses. The winner will be announced during the 2016 APLU Annual Meeting November 13-15 in Austin, Texas.
July 28, 2016
Washington, D.C.— To help university leaders address a lack of underrepresented minority scholars in the nation’s scientific workforce, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU), and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) today released a report proposing specific actions that would put vital evidence at their fingertips.