APLU is pleased to present its 2016 Annual Report. Our association and membership engaged in a wide array of projects and initiatives centering on the three pillars of our work—boosting degree completion and academic success, advancing cutting-edge research, and improving our communities and world through increased engagement and economic development.
Looking ahead to 2017, we know public universities will continue to face a series of questions, challenges, and opportunities. As a North American association, APLU is uniquely positioned to strengthen our members through collective action to help institutions better serve their students and the public. Much work lies ahead as President Trump takes office, the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act proceeds, the ever-changing landscape of learning technology continues to take shape, and much more.
APLU continues to help advance the interests of our universities and the students they serve while providing forums that spotlight best practices to be developed and shared across our institutions. Working collectively to address the challenges and opportunities we face will prove key as institutions work to transform and adapt in an age of extraordinary change. Together, we can write the next chapter for public higher education and renew the promise of our public mission.