Julia Michaels, Deputy Director of APLU's Center for Public University Transformation, was a panelist at two sessions at the Higher Learning Commission’s annual conference on April 8, alongside four institutions from the Big 10, Urban, and Metropolitan clusters of the association's Powered by Publics initiative. The panels showcased each university’s student success work and how peer collaboration through Powered by Publics is helping them accelerate change on campus.
As part of a week-long high-level delegation organized by the Finnish Embassy, the panel featured Ms. Anita Lehikoinen, Finland’s Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Culture, Dr. Heikki Mannila, President of the Academy of Finland, and Mr. Tobin Smith, Vice President for Policy, Association of American Universities. The panel focused on how best to maximize the impact of universities on the economy and society through innovation and talent development.
APLU’s Sarah Rovito spoke on a panel on Why & How Universities Should Take on Moonshots at SXSW EDU in Austin, Texas. Rovito joined colleagues from the University of Texas at Austin Bridging Barriers, UCLA Grand Challenges, and Schmidt Futures to share how university-led Grand Challenge, or “moonshot” initiatives, are capable of solving societal problems and conveying the value of research to the public. An audio recording of the panel is available here.
APLU’s Sarah Rovito presented at the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students (NAGPS) Spring Advocacy Summit in Arlington, Virginia. Rovito participated on the From Grad to Policy Panel: What to Know.
APLU’s Sarah Rovito is an author of Scientific Integrity Principles and Best Practices: Recommendations from a Scientific Integrity Consortium, published in the February 2019 issue of Science and Engineering Ethics. The article shares a set of recommended principles and best practices that can be used across scientific disciplines as a mechanism for consensus on scientific integrity standards.
APLU’s Julia Michaels led a workshop at the Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience hosted by the National Resource Center at University of South Carolina. The workshop helped institutions identify and address loss points that knock students off the path graduation and connect those loss points to institutional solutions, with the aim of addressing barriers facing low-income, minority, and first-generation students.
APLU's Shalin Jyotishi joined a webinar panel before the International Economic Development Council (IEDC)'s Higher Education Advisory Committee. The IEDC is North America’s largest non-profit membership organization serving economic development professionals. IEDC’s HEAC focuses on building capacity of economic developers and higher education institutions to work collaboratively to grow jobs, investment and talent in a knowledge economy. A recording of the video may be found here. Presentation slides may be found here.
APLU’s Shalin Jyotishi gave a presentation during a workshop organized by the National Science Policy Network (NSPN) and hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science regarding leveraging the Journal of Science Policy & Governance as a vehicle to engage university student organizations in science, technology and policy debate. Jyotishi serves as the CEO of the journal, an internationally recognized peer-review publication dedicated to empowering university students, post-docs and early-career trainees in policy debate. The presentation recording will be available on the NSPN website later this fall.
APLU's Sarah Rovito presented on scientific integrity principles and best practices in a September 20 webinar sponsored by the Scientific Integrity Consortium.