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April 11, 2017
APLU engages its membership through a series of initiatives led by councils and commissions, which help drive the APLU agenda. The APLU council structure enables university leaders with comparable titles, working in similar positions, to come together to address critical issues and expand their knowledge base within their professional area of expertise. The commission structure enables individuals, regardless of position and from multiple disciplines across the universities, to come together to address critical issues and expand their knowledge base in areas of common interest regardless of position.  
April 11, 2017

A critical transition point for entry into the professoriate is a postdoctoral experience. In the STEM and biomedical science fields, one or more years of work as a postdoc are increasingly required for advancement into tenure-track faculty positions, but according to recent NSF data only 8.3 percent of postdoctoral scholars in STEM fields were from underrepresented backgrounds. Furthermore, underrepresented postdocs are not entering tenure-track faculty positions in sufficient numbers, especially at research-intensive institutions. 

April 10, 2017

The APLU Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness, and Economic Prosperity’s Innovation and Economic Prosperity (IEP) Universities program will host an informational webinar on Wednesday, April 26th from 1-2 PM EST. The IEP Universities program was created in 2013 to recognize universities that are leaders in spurring and promoting regional economic development and a total of 55 universities have earned the designation since the program’s inception. 

March 29, 2017

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released a report on the effectiveness of investments in land-grant universities through food and agriculture research, extension, and education projects.

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