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News: October 2018

October 25, 2018
Washington – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced the recipients of awards recognizing excellence in agricultural research. The awards will be presented at the 131st Annual Meeting of the Association of Public Land-Grant Universities (APLU) on Nov. 11 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
October 24, 2018
Washington, DC – In an attempt to help universities provide more flexible learning opportunities for an increasingly diverse student body, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today released “A Guide for Implementing Adaptive Courseware: From Planning Through Scaling.” Drawing on the experience of eight public universities in the midst of a multi-year adaptive learning pilot program, the first of its kind guide provides colleges and universities with a roadmap that runs from initial planning all the way through scaling the use of adaptive courseware across a campus.
October 10, 2018
Washington, DC – As part of its ongoing efforts to increase degree completion, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named Arizona State University; the University of Memphis; the University of Nevada, Reno; the University of Rhode Island; and Wayne State University as finalists for its 2018 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.