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November 15, 2018
LSU has announced it’s joining a national initiative to increase college access, close disparities between different types of students and award more degrees by 2025. The initiative is the largest-ever of its kind, reaching some 3 million students—including 1 million Pell Grant recipients—from 130 institutions across the country. Organized by the Association of Public Land-Grant Universities, the “Powered by Publics: Scaling Student Success” initiative will be overseen by APLU’s Center for Public University Transformation, which the association created this year to drive change across the public higher education sector.
November 15, 2018
The University of South Carolina has been recognized by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities as one of the nation’s top institutions in providing students from diverse backgrounds with global learning and study abroad opportunities. The organization recognizes institutions which excel at aspects of internalization including diversity, leadership, research opportunities and assessment.
November 15, 2018
Virginia Tech plans to build a $1 billion graduate campus within walking distance of Amazon’s new headquarters in Northern Virginia, the keystone in an expansion of technology education in the state designed to lure the company to the region and then to address the long-term impact of Amazon’s decision. Virginia Tech’s president, Tim Sands, called it a watershed moment for the school, one that will drive economic development in Virginia. It’s also a moment of change for other universities in the commonwealth.
November 15, 2018
Four Illinois universities have joined an ambitious national effort to resolve persistent inequities in higher education. About 130 schools and university systems have signed onto a program directed by the Association for Public and Land-grant Universities in Washington, D.C., officials announced this week. Dubbed “Powered by Publics: Scaling Student Success,” the initiative groups together school leaders to brainstorm ways to improve access to higher education, eliminate achievement gaps among students and boost the number of students earning postsecondary degrees.
November 15, 2018
The University of South Florida and three other state universities are joining higher education institutions across the county to crack the code on student success. USF, the University of Florida, Florida State University and Florida International University join a group of 130 who will collaborate to improve college access and equity to get more students to graduation. The universities will share data with the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), which organized the effort, called Powered by Publics: Scaling Student Success.
November 15, 2018
In recognition of extraordinary community outreach, Ball State University recently received the 2018 C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award during a ceremony at the annual meeting of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. Ball State received the award for its Schools within the Context of Community (SCC) program, "which takes a unique approach with teacher education to help prepare culturally responsive and community-engaged teacher" according to a release.
November 15, 2018
New Mexico State University is among 130 schools nationwide that are working together to increase access to higher education and close the achievement gap. The university said Monday that it’s participating in the program, which also aims to award more degrees by 2025. The effort is being organized by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. NMSU President John Floros says the program offers an opportunity for the university to share its findings and learn from others what works best for them.
November 15, 2018
The University of Hawaiʻi 10-campus system is participating in a new effort to increase college access, close achievement gaps and award hundreds of thousands more degrees by 2025. One-hundred-thirty public universities and systems have begun to work together on this effort in clusters of four to 12 institutions. The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities is organizing the collaborative effort, known as Powered by Publics: Scaling Student Success.
November 15, 2018
Rutgers University–New Brunswick today announced it is among 130 public universities and systems nationwide that will collaborate to increase college access, close the achievement gap and award hundreds of thousands more degrees by 2025. The participating institutions will work within clusters of four to 12 institutions as they implement innovative and effective practices to advance student success on their campuses.
November 15, 2018
Missouri University of Science and Technology is part of a new national effort by land-grant universities to increase college access, close the achievement gap and award hundreds of thousands more degrees by 2025. The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) is organizing the collaborative effort, known as Powered by Publics: Scaling Student Success. APLU announced the initiative Sunday (Nov. 11, 2018) during its 131st Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.