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News: 2018

November 11, 2018
New Orleans, LA – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named Wayne State University the winner of its 2018 Degree Completion Award during a ceremony at its annual meeting, which is now underway in New Orleans, Louisiana. The annual award works to identify, recognize, and reward institutions that employ innovative approaches to improve degree completion while ensuring educational quality.
November 11, 2018
New Orleans, LA – In recognition of its extraordinary global engagement efforts, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named Florida State University the winner of Platinum Level of its 2018 Institutional Award for Global Learning, Research & Engagement. The Platinum Level of the award recognizes institutions at the leading edge of inclusive and comprehensive efforts to internationalize their campuses. The University of Alberta, Arizona State University, and the University of South Carolina were all recognized for their internationalization efforts as recipients of Gold Level Awards. The Gold Level award recognizes institutions that have excelled in one dimension of internationalization.
November 11, 2018
New Orleans, LA – In recognition of extraordinary community outreach, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named Ball State University the winner of the 2018 C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award during a ceremony at the group’s annual meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.
November 11, 2018
New Orleans, LA – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named four winners of its sixth annual Innovation & Economic Prosperity (IEP) University Awards and six new IEP University Designees.
November 5, 2018
Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow, a Manufacturing USA institute, today released the report “Engineering Work-and-Learn: Imperatives for Innovation,” aimed to support universities work in better preparing engineering students for the workplace and created with APLU and the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences.
November 5, 2018
Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named six public research institutions as finalists for its sixth annual Innovation & Economic Prosperity (IEP) University Awards. The winners will be announced at the association’s annual meeting, which will be held November 11-13 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The finalists — Colorado State University, Iowa State University, Montana State University, the University of New Mexico, North Carolina State University, and the University of Pittsburgh — are competing for four different awards that recognize different components of university economic engagement:
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.
September 24, 2018
Washington, DC — Recognizing visionary leadership and diversity in educational programming, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), Cooperative Extension, and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today announced that Lesia Oesterreich from Iowa State University will receive the 2018 Excellence in Extension Award and Ronald Cox, Jr. from Oklahoma State University will receive the National Extension Diversity Award. Both awards, along with Regional Excellence in Extension Awards, will be presented at a ceremony on November 11 in New Orleans, Louisiana during APLU’s 131st Annual Meeting.