Sheila Martin, APLU’s Vice President for Economic Development and Community Engagement, spoke on a panel examining the importance of research that measures and communicates universities’ impact on society. The session took place September 26 at the Institute for Research on Innovation and Science Summit. Martin’s remarks explored the value of undergraduate research experience for student success; tracking graduate workforce outcomes, and the impact of universities on the development of new industries.
As part of a two-day cross state meeting themed: Educate for Opportunity, the panel focused on a partnership on coordinating higher education institutions and credentialing bodies to bolster student success and career outcomes as we prepare for the future of work. Andrea shared examples of innovations APLU/USU member institutions are doing around the future of work and shared ways states can collaborate with higher education institutions to connect traditional academic pathways.
At a workshop organized by Rutgers University graduate students hosted at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, APLU’s Shalin Jyotishi spoke on a panel addressing the role of boundary organizations, associations, and professional societies for fostering public and policy engagement. He focused on the importance of engaging with local communities and leveraging economic and community engagement officers as resources for outreach.
Bernard Mair, APLU’s Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer, was a plenary speaker and panelist at the Reinvention Collaborative’s Lamborn-Hughes Institute, where he spoke on developing student-centered research universities.
Wendy Fink, Director of Food, Agriculture, & Natural Resources, was honored with the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture’s E.B. Knight Journal Award for a journal article she co-authored on employability skills in agriculture.
Eugene Anderson, Vice President of APLU’s Office of Access and Success, is presenting on his research examining diversity in engineering education at the National Science Foundation on June 20.
Sheila Martin, APLU’s Vice President of Economic Development and Community Engagement, spoke on the role of universities in workforce development at the National Governors Association’s Good Jobs for All Americans Summit. She also authored a white paper on how higher education is responding to 21st Century Workforce Needs that was shared at the conference in Whitefish, Montana on May 22.
Tag Demment, APLU’s Vice President for International Programs, was given Texas Tech’s 2019 Global Citizen Award for his extraordinary commitment to internationalization in higher education. He also served as the award ceremony’s keynote speaker. In his remarks, he highlighted the challenge of inequality, in the U.S. and globally, as a source of great instability — emphasizing that U.S. public universities, with proper attention to global challenges in education and research, can be one of great engines to achieve greater equality.