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.
November 16, 2015
More than 1,200 university representatives from throughout the United States are in Indianapolis for the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities' 128th annual meeting. University of California President and former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano is keynoting the event.
November 10, 2015
When I became president at Morgan State University over five years ago, I indicated that one of our goals should be to produce the next wave of leaders who are innovators in America, given Morgan's impressive statewide and national standing in not only engineering and science-based disciplines but also in the fine and performing arts, humanities and in what I call liberal learning. Although many of the elements were in place, they seemed to be in silos. Today, I could not be more pleased with what I am seeing springing forth and bubbling up around campus.
August 23, 2015
Kansas University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little recently sat down with the Journal-World to talk about KU’s progress last year and goals for the upcoming academic year. Here’s what we asked her.