International Initiatives

The Commission on International Initiatives (CII) engages campus leaders to integrate an international dimension into the learning, discovery, and engagement missions of our APLU member institutions. The CII fosters the development of globally competent students, internationally engaged faculty, and institutions capable of addressing global challenges in an equitable and inclusive manner.

The CII works by identifying critical issues, gathering information, and creating opportunities for members to discuss challenges and share knowledge with one another. The CII serves as an advisory body to APLU and is integrally involved with all APLU discussions about comprehensive internationalization. Through its International Advocacy Coordinating Committee (IACC), members develop and lead the advocacy agenda on Capitol Hill on international issues of interest to public universities. The CII is composed of senior international officers and other individuals who work on internationalization efforts at APLU-member institutions.

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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.