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November 14, 2017
Barron has been tapped by the APLU to chair the organization’s Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness and Economic Prosperity. “Public institutions of higher education are in a unique position to drive economic development, job growth and student career success — and we need to harness the incredible abilities of our students and researchers, and nurture and reward innovators and big thinkers,” Barron said.
November 14, 2017
The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) announced at its annual meeting in Washington, D.C., Sunday night that Oklahoma State University is the winner of its national community outreach award for 2017. The C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship recognizes how colleges have redesigned their learning, discovery and engagement missions to become even more involved with their communities.
October 31, 2017
Preparing students for the workforce is integral to the success of a higher education institution. Manufacturing programs at universities have embraced the same technology that the industry is using for this specific purpose. The Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute leverages a public-private partnership to foster research and give students real-world skills.
May 31, 2017
Not every student walking away with a liberal arts degree from the University of Utah -- or any other institution, for that matter -- feels confident picking a profession or finding a job in an often tepid market. So the university has introduced an option growing in popularity -- a certificate program, what it has labeled as “degree-plus.” Though certificates often are geared toward older adults returning to academe and seeking to diversify their skill sets, the University of Utah has concentrated on recent liberal arts graduates, largely in the humanities and social sciences.
April 11, 2017
CSU this week launched the Regional Economic Development Institute, or REDI, to focus on the economics of rural and urban areas across Colorado. Led by Colorado State University economics professor Stephan Weiler, the institute intends to identify and analyze economic development strategies in struggling rural and urban areas throughout the state.
February 23, 2017
Groups representing advanced manufacturers have teamed up with the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) to create a committee of six educators who will try to identify how colleges can modify their curriculums and industry certifications to better meet manufacturers' hiring needs. Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) and the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) are leading the work with APLU. The groups said they picked six educators, several of whom work at APLU member universities, in part because of their significant experience within the manufacturing industry.
July 29, 2016
Cleveland State University's efforts to enhance student success and strengthen economic engagement have received national recognition from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. "Raising degree completion rates remains key to achieving our national goal of 60 percent of adult Americans holding a bachelor's degree by 2025," APLU President Peter McPherson said in a release. "Cleveland State has made great strides in improving student retention and degree completion – and we're thrilled to share their experiences so other institutions can replicate their approaches and results."
January 25, 2016
“Institutions have been able to fulfill their missions for a couple of hundred years with it sort of being understood by people that we’re doing great things, and it was okay to leave it at that,” said Jim Woodell, assistant vice president for innovation and technology policy at the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities. “We’re saying, no, we can’t take that for granted any more.”
December 17, 2015
Designated as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, the University of South Florida increased its total research expenditures from $459.4 million in FY 2013 to $488.6 million in FY 2014 – a 6.4 percent increase – although research funded by the federal government decreased 1.2 percent. Good news for USF … and Tampa Bay.
December 14, 2015
Higher education institutions contribute to a region’s economy in a variety of ways. In addition to being large employers, universities enhance the human capital required for the modern economy through the education of students, are important components of an innovative and entrepreneurial environment, and enhance quality of life through cultural, social, and community events.