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November 12, 2021
Washington, DC – The American Association of Community Colleges, American Association of State Colleges and Universities, American Council on Education, Association of American Universities, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, Institute of International Education, NAFSA: Association of International Educators, and the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities today issued the following statement urging the U.S. government to partner with the higher education community to develop and implement a national strategy to return international student enrollment and exchanges to pre-COVID 19 numbers.   
November 10, 2021
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today announced plans to retire in September 2022 as the leader of the nation’s oldest higher education association after more than 16 years at its helm. Since becoming president of APLU in January 2006, McPherson has grown and strengthened the association’s membership – helping cultivate a vibrant and collaborative public higher education community. He has overseen the expansion of a sophisticated federal advocacy arm, and more than doubled the size of the association’s staff to work in partnership with member institutions on innovative projects aimed at helping them better serve students, communities, their states, the nation, and the world.
November 9, 2021
Washington, D.C. – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today honored four public university faculty with national teaching awards recognizing excellence in agricultural sciences teaching and student engagement. Anna Dilger of University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and Nick Fuhrman of the University of Georgia were named national recipients of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Excellence in College and University Teaching Awards for Food and Agricultural Sciences. James C. Anderson II of the University of Georgia and Erica Irlbeck of Texas Tech University were named recipients in the national Teaching and Student Engagement category. The awards, which celebrate university faculty for their use of innovative teaching methods and service to students, will be presented as part next week at the APLU Annual Meeting.
November 1, 2021
Recognizing visionary leadership and diversity in educational programming, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), Cooperative Extension, and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today announced that Ann Allgood Berry of the University of Tennessee will receive the 2021 Excellence in Extension Award while the Coming Together for Racial Understanding Team will receive the National Extension Diversity Award. USDA-NIFA and Cooperative Extension have sponsored the awards since 1991.
October 28, 2021
Washington, D.C. — Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement on the Build Back Better reconciliation legislation unveiled today.
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.