Andréa Rodriguez, Director of the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities, co-authored a chapter on certification-credential pathways in Certification-Degree Pathways: Aligning Undergraduate Curriculum to Industry Credentials and Professions.
Sheila Martin, APLU's Vice President for Economic Development and Community Engagement, spoke on a panel at the Western Academic Leadership Forum about supporting rural colleges through collaboration.
Florida has the 3rd largest Latino population in the nation. In the last decade, Central Florida has received some of the largest waves of Latinos and Puerto Ricans. As the fastest growing demographic, Mitzy spoke on the importance of preparing this workforce for postsecondary education and offering the support they need to succeed. The October 15th session offered an overview of population trends, what it means to be a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and the importance of university-community partnerships.
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Sandy Ruble, Assistant Director for Cooperative Extension and ECOP at APLU, presented at the North Carolina A&T State University Virtual Staff Institute in August. Her presentation covered critical lessons on career development within Cooperative Extension.
In a new op-ed for RealClearEducation, APLU’s Shalin Jyotishi and Karen Elzey, Associate Executive Director of Workcred, assert that in the COVID-19 era, combinding industry certification and college degrees is a win for students, employers, and institutions. Read the article here.
In a new op-ed for IndustryWeek, APLU’s Shalin Jyotishi and Sheila Martin share findings from research around how public research universities are partnering with American manufacturers and federal manufacturing centers to boost innovation and competitiveness. Read the article here.