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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.
November 15, 2018
Dr. Michael Drake, president of The Ohio State University (OSU) began his first day on Monday as chair of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) Board of Directors. Drake became president of OSU in June 2014 and has since voiced the importance of the institution’s land-grant mission while at the same time instituting factors that have supported thousands of OSU students and successfully recruited diverse freshman classes each school year.
November 15, 2018
Universities can turn challenges into opportunities through resilience. That was the central focus of the annual Association of Public and Land Grant Universities (APLU) meeting that brought senior-level college administrators together to strategize on how best to serve their students. University leaders were encouraged to “embrace innovation and adopt new strategies” in an effort to attract and retain as many students as possible.
November 15, 2018
The University of Wyoming is participating in a new national effort in which 130 public universities and systems will work together 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 concurrently implement innovative and effective practices to advance student success on their campuses. Collectively, the institutions enroll 3 million students, including 1 million students who receive Pell Grants.
September 19, 2018
Preparing a diverse STEM workforce requires engaging students at all levels. But the first round of Alliance winners is skewed toward higher education, specifically, running from 2-year community colleges through graduate training. In addition to Hodapp’s project, NSF gave $10 million to the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, based in Washington, D.C., and the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. They are pursuing a three-pronged attempt to improve the skills of STEM faculty members at dozens of universities in mentoring minority students, grow the ranks of minority STEM faculty, and promote diversity throughout academia. Another $10 million Alliance award, based at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, California, will help community college students in California and three other states overcome deficits in math as the first step into a STEM major. A fourth $10 million Alliance grant, based at the University of Texas in El Paso, will support expansion of a 12-year-old computing alliance among academic institutions that serve a large number of Hispanic students.
July 5, 2018
President Donald Trump's administration is rescinding guidance that encouraged schools to take a student's race into account to promote diversity in admissions.
May 21, 2018
A decade after the last comprehensive overhaul of federal higher education law, Congress is again working on a rewrite of the nation’s higher education policy – with legislation that could come to the House floor this year. As our economy continues to produce outsized job growth for positions requiring a college education, it’s more important than ever that federal policy works to expand college access, foster college affordability, and strengthen workforce competitiveness.