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June 21, 2017
Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities today announced that Elise Miller will serve as its new Vice President for Research & Policy Analysis. Miller will formally begin working at APLU on August 1.
June 14, 2017
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of Education’s decision to reopen the borrower defense to repayment and gainful employment regulations.
May 15, 2017
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the introduction of bipartisan legislation in the U.S. Senate that would lift the federal ban on student-level data to provide students and families more information on higher education outcomes. U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), who are all on the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, introduced the measure known as the College Transparency Act. APLU worked closely with the senators’ offices to develop the measure in order to increase transparency on higher education outcomes.
March 15, 2017
Washington, DC – As colleges and universities across the country seek to better utilize data to improve student success, 14 leading public higher education institutions today detailed through a series of case studies how they are driving progress on campus through the effective use of student-level data. The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) organized the case studies to demonstrate the importance of student-level data in the development and implementation of programs and strategies to improve student learning and increase degree completion.
February 23, 2017
Washington, DC— Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’s meeting with him and 11 public university presidents and chancellors from across the country. The university leaders are all members of the APLU Board of Directors, which has its annual winter meeting beginning tonight.
August 22, 2016
Washington, D.C.— Ten exemplary colleges and universities today were named as the inaugural class of Excellence in Assessment designees, recognizing the institutions’ commitment to the comprehensive assessment of student learning outcomes as a means to drive internal improvement and advance student success. The Excellence in Assessment (EIA) program – the first national designation of its kind – spotlights institutions successfully integrating assessment practices across campus, providing evidence of student learning outcomes, and using assessment results to guide institutional decision-making and improve student performance.
July 6, 2016
Washington, DC–APLU President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding Secretary Clinton’s new college affordability proposal.
June 22, 2016
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement urging the adoption of a risk-based approach to accreditation in order to ensure the time and resources of accreditors are better focused on schools with the greatest need for increased oversight. The U.S. Department of Education last year told accreditors they were permitted to use a risk-based approach. McPherson’s remarks come on the same day that Under Secretary Ted Mitchell spoke before the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI) on the need to ensure that college accreditors are "focused on the right things."
May 5, 2016
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement in support of #CountAllStudents – a campaign to tell the stories of Class of 2016 graduates who won’t be counted in their institution’s federal graduation rate because they transferred or attended part-time.
February 11, 2016
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding President Obama’s nomination of John B. King, Jr. as U.S. Secretary of Education.