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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.
May 2, 2018
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the launch of the 2018 #CountAllStudents campaign (www.countallstudents.org) and the need for Congress to lift the federal ban on student-level data.
February 21, 2018
Washington, DC – Recognizing the need for transformative change in higher education, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today announced a major new effort in which 100 public research universities – organized in clusters of eight to 10 institutions – will work to produce hundreds of thousands of more graduates by 2025. The clusters of institutions will develop, refine, and scale innovative practices that will also aim to close the achievement gap. Participating institutions will all commit to sharing key data within the clusters and promulgate proven practices across the entire public higher education sector.
February 15, 2018
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today sent the following letter and comments to U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. The letter responds to the chairman’s request for feedback on his white paper on ‘Higher Education Accountability.’