June 28, 2022
Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today announced that Dr. James L. Moore III, Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer at The Ohio State University, is the 2022 recipient of the Michael P. Malone International Leadership Award. The Malone Award, a national honor sponsored by APLU and awarded annually, recognizes individuals who advance international education at public universities.
June 21, 2022
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities President Peter McPherson today released a statement on President Biden’s Nomination of Arati Prabhakar as Director of the White House Office of Science Technology.
June 13, 2022
Washington, DC – Seeking to spur key, systemic changes on campuses to boost equitable student success across the higher education sector, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU) today launched an open-access online course aimed at guiding higher education faculty, staff, and leaders through vital elements of institutional transformation. The course draws on the lessons of nearly six years of intensive examination of the process of institutional transformation at three public urban research universities, Florida International University, Georgia State University-Perimeter College, and Portland State University, as part of the Frontier Set project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
June 13, 2022
Washington, DC – The APLU Council on Research has named eight research leaders to its fifth cohort of COR Research Leader Fellows. APLU’s Council on Research (COR), which is comprised of senior research officers at the nation’s public research universities, created the fellowship to enable individuals who are new vice presidents, vice chancellors, or vice provosts for research, or aspiring to these positions, to develop critical new knowledge and skills. The new fellows, who join four previous cohorts of fellows, were selected earlier this summer and will be introduced at the 2022 COR Summer Meeting next week in Portland, Oregon.
June 1, 2022
Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today announced University of California, Davis Chancellor Gary S. May as the new Chair of its Board of Directors. May succeeds Rebecca Blank, who resigned as chair after recently leaving her position as chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison to become president of Northwestern University in July. May will serve in the role until November 13, 2023.
April 21, 2022
Washington, DC – Aiming to boost students’ sense of belonging so they have the supportive learning environment needed to thrive, the Student Experience Project (SEP) today released a First Day Toolkit to help faculty use evidence-based practices to revise their course syllabi to advance student success. The toolkit, which is informed by a pilot of such a revision process with nearly 300 instructors from 16 institutions that demonstrated a significant positive impact, includes a self-paced, video-based syllabus revision module, a syllabus review guide, a workshop facilitation guide, and more to help faculty and institutions easily put the research into practice.
April 21, 2022
Washington, DC – APLU today announced that Mark P. Becker, former president of Georgia State University and lifelong champion of equity and student success, will serve as the next president of the association, effective September 1, 2022. Becker will succeed Peter McPherson, who announced last year that he would retire after more than 16 years as president.
April 7, 2022
Washington, DC – Seeking to help universities across the country overcome challenges stemming from common institutional inflection points, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU) today released three roadmaps examining how urban-located universities can turn the challenges presented during institutional mergers, leadership transitions, and new performance-based state funding models into opportunities to advance equity and institutional transformation. The in-depth studies and roadmaps are the culmination of nearly six years of intensive work by APLU, USU, Florida International University, Georgia State University, and Portland State University as part of the Frontier Set initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
April 5, 2022
Washington, DC – Federal emergency pandemic relief funding provided critical support to students and public universities amid a global public health emergency, according to a new analysis from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) released today. The analysis finds public research universities have spent the vast majority of federal pandemic relief funding they received to meet students’ basic needs, mitigate the spread of COVID-19, and shift to digital then hybrid instruction formats with unprecedented speed.
March 22, 2022
Washington, DC – Aiming to address racial injustice and inequity through university-city partnerships, the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU) today named The University of Toledo as the third winner of its Racial Justice and Equity Program Award. In partnership with local nonprofit organizations, The University of Toledo will focus on addressing mental health challenges facing Black and Latino/a/x students as part of a broader effort to increase student wellness on campus.