Nearly 1,600 public university leaders gathered in San Diego for the 2019 APLU Annual Meeting, making it the largest-ever annual meeting.
The theme of the 2019 APLU Annual Meeting was In Service. The meeting took place during the 100th Anniversary of Veteran’s Day, and many of the sessions addressed the ways public universities serve their communities, nation, and the world—from serving students who then become much more civically engaged in their lifetimes to undertaking public impact research that improves the lives of people across the world to engaging with communities to support economic development.
At the meeting, APLU named a new board of directors, announced winners of its four institutional awards, and named winners of USDA national teaching awards. Learn more below.
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APLU Announces 2020 Board of Directors, University of Illinois Chancellor Robert Jones to Serve as Chair
San Diego, CA – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today announced its 2020 Board of Directors. At a ceremony during the association’s 132nd Annual Meeting, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chancellor Robert Jones became Chair of the Board, taking over for The Ohio State University President Michael Drake.
APLU Names University of South Florida Winner of 2019 Institutional Award for Global Learning, Research, & Engagement; Three Others Recognized for Internationalization Efforts
San Diego, CA – In recognition of its extraordinary global learning, research, and engagement efforts, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named the University of South Florida the winner of the Platinum Level of its 2019 Institutional Award for Global Learning, Research & Engagement. The Platinum Level recognizes institutions at the leading edge of inclusive and comprehensive efforts to internationalize their campuses. The University of British Columbia, Pennsylvania State University, and Florida International University were all recognized for their internationalization efforts as recipients of Gold Level Awards. The Gold Level award recognizes institutions that have excelled in one of the four dimensions of internationalization.
APLU Names Winners of 2019 Innovation & Economic Prosperity University Awards
San Diego, CA – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named four winners of its sixth annual Innovation & Economic Prosperity (IEP) University Awards and three new IEP University Designees.
APLU Names Cornell University 2019 C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award Winner
San Diego – In recognition of extraordinary community partnership, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named Cornell University the winner of the 2019 C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award during a ceremony at the group’s annual meeting, now underway in San Diego.
APLU Names University of North Carolina at Charlotte 2019 Degree Completion Award Winner
San Diego, CA – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named the University of North Carolina at Charlotte the winner of its 2019 Degree Completion Award during a ceremony at its annual meeting, now underway in San Diego, California. The annual award works to identify, recognize, and reward institutions that employ innovative and evidence-based approaches to improve degree completion while ensuring educational quality.
USDA Announces National Teaching Awards for Food and Agricultural Sciences
San Diego, CA – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today honored four public university faculty with national teaching awards recognizing excellence in agricultural sciences teaching and student engagement. Dennis Decoteau of Pennsylvania State University and Michelle Schroeder-Moreno of North Carolina State University were named recipients of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Excellence in College and University Teaching Awards for Food and Agricultural Sciences. Elizabeth Karcher of Purdue University and John Tummons of the University of Missouri were named recipients of National Teaching and Student Engagement awards. The awards, which celebrate university faculty for their use of innovative teaching methods and service to students, were presented at the 132nd APLU Annual Meeting now underway in San Diego.
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