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December 21, 2020
Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the congressional deal reached on coronavirus relief and Fiscal Year 2021 spending.
December 16, 2020
Washington, DC —The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU) today announced grants to the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Virginia Commonwealth University, comprising the first cohort of its Seeding Innovation to Deliver 21st Century Skills project. The grants support university partnerships with community stakeholders aimed at removing institutional barriers that prevent success for low-income students and prepare them for the 21st Century workforce. The awards, known as Collaborative Opportunity Grants, support innovative approaches that link preparation for the workforce to an institution’s community engagement. The three-year project is funded through a grant from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation.
December 10, 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 two new grants to groups of universities and partners to catalyze collaborative efforts to deepen the use of inclusive STEM teaching practices and increase diversity among STEM faculty. The grants, part of Aspire’s IChange Initiative, are designed to help participating institutions advance effective practices that address institutional barriers to a more diverse STEM faculty.
December 7, 2020
Washington, DC—The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and the Association of American Universities will host their 3rd annual University Innovation and Entrepreneurship Showcase virtually on Dec. 7-11. The showcase will spotlight 22 startup companies from across the nation that have created products and services using federally funded, university-based research.
December 1, 2020
A new framework to support the development and scaling of certification-degree pathways has been published today by Workcred – an affiliate of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) – in partnership with the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU), and the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA). This collaborative, nationwide initiative that culminated in the development of the framework was made possible by a grant from Lumina Foundation.