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February 2, 2016
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Answering the Call” report on measures of postsecondary performance.
December 15, 2015
Washington, DC — Michael Tanner, APLU’s Chief Academic Officer and Vice President for Academic Affairs, was today named a National Academy of Inventors Fellow. Election to NAI Fellow status is a high professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society.
November 16, 2015
Indianapolis, IN –The Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA) today launched College Portraits At A Glance, a new interactive tool for users to create one-page customized snapshots of College Portrait data. The inaugural version of At A Glance features 13 modules with College Portrait data covering student admissions, enrollment, costs and financial aid, success and progress and student experiences – allowing VSA participants with published College Portraits to start using At A Glance immediately.
November 6, 2015
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 executive order on risk-based accreditation.
October 27, 2015
Washington, DC – A group of higher education organizations today announced the creation of a new national designation program for colleges and universities that demonstrate excellence at self-assessment to drive internal improvement and further student success. The Excellence in Assessment (EIA) program – the first national initiative of its kind – will recognize institutions that successfully integrate assessment practices across campus, provide evidence of student learning outcomes, and use assessment results to guide institutional decision-making and improve student performance.
October 2, 2015
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s announcement that he will leave the agency later this year.
September 29, 2015
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the 2015 Gallup-Purdue Index. The new report released today found that 77 percent of college alumni nationally agree or strongly agree that their college education was worth the cost. At public universities the percentage was even higher, with 80 percent of respondents agreeing or strongly agreeing that their college degree was worth the investment. Just 8 percent of public university alumni surveyed said they disagreed or strongly disagreed that their degree was worth the cost.
September 12, 2015
Washington, DC — Association of Public and Land-grant Universities President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of Education’s updated College Scorecard.
September 12, 2015
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of Education’s announcement that Student Achievement Measure (SAM) data will be included on the agency’s College Scorecard as soon as practicable.
August 31, 2015
University Leaders Warn that Relying on Federal Graduation Rate Would Provide Students with Incomplete, Misleading Information