August 17, 2018
Washington, DC – Orlando F. McMeans, Chair of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities' Board on Agriculture Assembly (BAA) and Vice President for Research and Public Service at West Virginia State University, today issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of Agriculture's proposal to move its National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and Economic Research Service (ERS) out of Washington, DC metro area.
August 16, 2018
Washington, D.C.— Five exemplary colleges and universities today were named Excellence in Assessment designees, joining two prior classes for a total of 20 institutions recognized for their commitment to the comprehensive assessment of student learning outcomes as a means to drive internal improvement and advance student success at the institution-level. The Excellence in Assessment (EIA) designation is the first national designation of its kind, spotlighting institutions that successfully integrate assessment practices across campus, providing evidence of student learning, and using assessment results to guide institutional decision-making and improve student performance.
August 10, 2018
Washington, DC –Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of Education’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking which would eliminate the gainful employment rule.
August 1, 2018
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding President Trump’s decision to name Kelvin Droegemeier as Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy.
July 26, 2018
Washington, DC – Iowa State University has been selected to establish and host a new national Institute for Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Research and Education. The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) chose Iowa State to lead the institute, which will utilize a One Health approach to comprehensively tackle the AMR problem.