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Projects & Initiatives

Accountability & Transparency

APLU provides innovative tools, metrics, and reporting frameworks for public universities to better tell their stories to students, policymakers, and the public with evidence and data.

Accountability & Transparency
APLU and the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) developed a series of fourteen case studies from leading colleges, universities, and systems to highlight how higher education institutions are driving progress on campus through the effective use of student-level data. The series spotlights the importance of student-level data in the development and implementation of programs and strategies to improve student learning and increase degree completion.
Accountability & Transparency
The Excellence in Assessment (EIA) program – the first national initiative of its kind – recognizes institutions that successfully integrate assessment practices across campus, provide evidence of student learning outcomes, and use assessment results to guide institutional decision-making and improve student performance.
Accountability & Transparency
The Post-Collegiate Outcomes (PCO) collaborative project recently released a framework and toolkit to facilitate the discussion, compilation, and reporting of post collegiate outcomes.
Courtesy of the University of Central Florida
College Costs, Tuition & Financial Aid
APLU’s Public University Values (#PublicUValues) campaign seeks to help better explain key facts about the value of public universities and to clarify some common misconceptions.
Accountability & Transparency
The Student Achievement Measure (SAM) provides a comprehensive picture of student progress on their path to earning a college degree or certificate. As compared to the limitations of typical graduation rate measures, SAM reports more outcomes for more students.
Accountability & Transparency
Designed by institutions for institutions, the Voluntary System of Accountability provides a robust, interactive, and user-friendly platform to compare and analyze key performance metrics across colleges and universities.