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News: 2018

September 14, 2018
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson last night submitted formal comments to the U.S. Department of Education in responses to its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on Gainful Employment (GE). APLU strongly opposes the complete elimination of GE and urges the Department to instead work to address legitimate concerns regarding the rule, such as institutional reporting burden, while retaining essential accountability.
September 14, 2018
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the deal a House-Senate conference committee reached on a final version of the Fiscal Year 2019 Labor-HHS-Education bill.
September 13, 2018
Washington, DC – As public universities aim to develop new strategies to improve student success, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU) today announced grants to eight public universities supporting the piloting and scaling of university-community partnerships focused on advancing student success. The grants, known as Collaborative Opportunity Grants, are supported with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and will support the institutions’ efforts to leverage community partnerships as a means of improving students’ access to, success in, and completion of college.
September 6, 2018
Project Seeks to Attract & Enable More Underrepresented Students to Succeed in STEM Fields
September 5, 2018
Washington – In recognition that today marks one year since the Department of Justice announced the rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, APLU President Peter McPherson sent a letter to congressional leadership to reiterate APLU’s call for swift action to protect Dreamers.
September 5, 2018
Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities today released a policy blueprint for how public universities and the federal government can strengthen their partnership to build a modern workforce that meets the evolving needs of employers and collaborate on innovation while also becoming more effective partners with their communities to address local problems and foster opportunity and economic mobility.
August 27, 2018
Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, Association of American Medical Colleges, Association of American Universities, AUTM, and Council on Governmental Relations today released the following statement on the SUCCESS Act.
August 23, 2018
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding research security concerns that National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins raised in testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
August 17, 2018
Washington, DC – Orlando F. McMeans, Chair of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities' Board on Agriculture Assembly (BAA) and Vice President for Research and Public Service at West Virginia State University, today issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of Agriculture's proposal to move its National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and Economic Research Service (ERS) out of Washington, DC metro area.
August 16, 2018
Washington, D.C.— Five exemplary colleges and universities today were named Excellence in Assessment designees, joining two prior classes for a total of 20 institutions recognized for their commitment to the comprehensive assessment of student learning outcomes as a means to drive internal improvement and advance student success at the institution-level. The Excellence in Assessment (EIA) designation is the first national designation of its kind, spotlighting institutions that successfully integrate assessment practices across campus, providing evidence of student learning, and using assessment results to guide institutional decision-making and improve student performance.