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News: 2021

October 19, 2021
Washington, DC – As part of its ongoing efforts to increase degree completion, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named Florida Atlantic University, Florida State University, and the University of Illinois Chicago, as finalists for its 2021 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.
October 14, 2021
Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the University of Michigan Center for Academic Innovation (CAI) today announced a partnership to jointly host the APLU Civic Science Fellow, Dr. Elyse Aurbach. The APLU Civic Science Fellowship is supported by the Rita Allen Foundation, the Kavli Foundation, the APLU and the Office of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources (FANR), and the University of Michigan.
October 13, 2021
Washington, D.C.— Seeking to identify and address barriers facing adult students of color, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU) today announced grants to eight public urban research universities supporting university-community partnerships aimed at leveraging the assets of Black, Latino, and Indigenous adult learners.
October 12, 2021
Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) Board on Human Sciences (BoHS) today announced that four public university scholars will be honored with 2021 Board on Human Sciences Awards. The annual awards, to be presented on November 10, 2021, are given to national leaders working to advance human sciences in higher education.
October 8, 2021
Washington, DC – Aiming to address pay inequities among university faculty, a multidisciplinary research team from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU)-led NSF INCLUDES Aspire Alliance, Rochester Institute of Technology, and the American Association of University Women, today launched a new effort to expand knowledge of best practices for faculty compensation to a broader community in higher education and provide insights to guide compensation practices.
October 5, 2021
Washington, D.C. — Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement on National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins’s announcement that he will retire as director at the end of the year.
September 30, 2021
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today sent a letter to congressional education committee leaders urging Congress to improve higher education provisions in the reconciliation deal.
September 14, 2021
Washington, D.C. — APLU President Peter McPherson today issued the following statement on the Senate confirmation of James Kvaal as Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.
August 11, 2021
Washington, D.C.— Seeking to help bolster U.S. manufacturing competitiveness, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today announced three grants to explore how public universities can develop and scale partnerships with Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Centers to increase the capacity of small and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs) to adopt technologies key for their success. These grants are made possible as part of a research grant APLU received from the National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST).
August 10, 2021
Washington, DC – Addressing the national need to broaden diversity and increase inclusion in STEM fields and higher education leadership, the Aspire Alliance’s Institutional Change Initiative (IChange) today announced the third cohort of fellows in its IAspire Leadership Academy. The academy is part of the Aspire Alliance’s Institutional Change Initiative, which the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the University of Georgia lead, and aims to support STEM faculty from underrepresented backgrounds ascend to leadership roles at colleges and universities.