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November 11, 2020
Washington, DC – In recognition of extraordinary community outreach, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named University of Utah the winner of the 2020 C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award during a ceremony at the group’s annual meeting.
November 11, 2020
Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today announced its 2021 Board of Directors. At a ceremony during the association’s 133rd Annual Meeting, Montana State University President Waded Cruzado became Chair of the Board, taking over for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chancellor Robert Jones.
November 10, 2020
Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named four winners of its eighth annual Innovation & Economic Prosperity (IEP) University Awards and three new IEP University designees. The awards recognize innovative projects or programs in economic engagement.
November 10, 2020
Washington, DC – 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 California, Davis the Platinum Award level winner of the 2020 Institutional Award for Global Learning, Research & Engagement. The Platinum Award is APLU’s highest-level award granted to a member institution in recognition of inclusive and comprehensive efforts to internationalize their campus. The University of Pittsburgh and Virginia Commonwealth University were 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.
November 9, 2020
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and how public universities stand ready to work with them to address the many challenges and opportunities facing the nation.
November 9, 2020
Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named Northern Arizona University (NAU) the winner of its 2020 Degree Completion Award during a ceremony at its annual meeting. 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.
November 2, 2020
Washington, D.C.— The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today announced it received a grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to improve the competitiveness of small and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs) by generating and testing effective partnerships with NIST Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Centers housed at public and land-grant universities. MEP Centers work to increase SMM competitiveness through technical support such as connecting them with leading university researchers. APLU is undertaking the work with Innovation Associates and Jim Woodell & Company.
October 29, 2020
Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) co-led Aspire: The National Alliance for Inclusive & Diverse STEM Faculty today announced the selection of 19 public research universities for its three-year institutional change effort to help the institutions develop inclusive faculty recruitment, hiring, and retention practices. The new cohort joins two earlier cohorts that are currently working together to advance such work, bringing the total number of institutions participating in the institutional change effort to 54. The National Science Foundation funds the effort as part of its INCLUDES initiative.
October 29, 2020
Every Learner Everywhere today released a new “Adaptive Courseware Implementation Guide” to help post-secondary institutions effectively implement adaptive courseware with a particular emphasis on ensuring such efforts benefit minoritized students. The practical resource, which is an update to the original guide released two years ago, better reflects the network’s present mission and focus, including equity and racial justice; digital courseware, learning technology, and sustainability; and evidence-based teaching in gateway courses. The guide, intended as a resource for faculty and course directors, is a collaborative resource from Every Learner in partnership with Intentional Futures (iF), Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), and Achieving the Dream (ATD).
October 28, 2020
Washington, DC – As part of its ongoing efforts to increase degree completion, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named California State University, Sacramento, Kent State University, Northern Arizona University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison as finalists for its 2020 Degree Completion Award. The annual award works to identify, recognize, and reward institutions that employ innovative approaches to improve degree completion while ensuring educational quality.