News & Commentary from the Commission on Economic and Community Engagement

Each month, CECE sends its members news articles, selected media highlights, and blog articles from APLU’s Office of Economic Development and Community Engagement via email.

We welcome our members to highlight their work, inspire others, and ask thought-provoking questions. If you’re interested in submitting a blog post, please review the writing guidelines and submit your post online. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis.

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June 2, 2022

Higher Ed’s Future May Lie in its Past

April 20, 2022

Applications Due May 2: APLU Community Engagement Scholarship Awards

October 15, 2021

Magrath Community Engagement Award Spotlight: University of North Carolina at Greensboro

October 15, 2021

IEP Award Innovation Category Finalists: Ohio University and University of Colorado Boulder

September 17, 2021

Magrath Community Engagement Award Spotlight: UCLA

August 11, 2021

APLU, NIST Announce New Research Partnerships to Fuel U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness

February 11, 2020

APLU VP Martin Testifies Before Congress on How Public Universities Help Drive Small Business Innovation

July 10, 2019

University Associations Express Support for Bipartisan STRONGER Patents Act

April 10, 2019

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Showcase on Capitol Hill Spotlights Startup Companies Born Out of Federally Funded, University-Based Research

December 17, 2018

Workcred, APLU, and UPCEA Awarded Lumina Grant to Connect Degrees and Certifications

Featured Project & Initiative

The Data Literacy Institute – a partnership between APLU and the Association for Institutional Research with funding from Ascendium – brings together cross-departmental teams from 11 Powered by Publics institutions from Cluster 14 to engage in training that enhance their use of data to improve equitable student outcomes. In May 2022, Powered by Publics held […]

Featured Project & Initiative

Powered by Publics is convening nearly 125 change-ready institutions within 16 “transformation clusters” focused on solving different pieces of the student success puzzle. Participating institutions are working collaboratively to increase college access, eliminate the achievement gap, and award hundreds of thousands more degrees by 2025.