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May 2, 2018
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the launch of the 2018 #CountAllStudents campaign (www.countallstudents.org) and the need for Congress to lift the federal ban on student-level data.
March 7, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC— The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and University Economic Development Association (UEDA) today announced a partnership to provide access to APLU’s Innovation and Economic Prosperity (IEP) University Program to all higher education institutions. Until now, the IEP program, which recognizes higher education institutions that make regional economic development a priority, was only available to public research universities and land-grant institutions in APLU’s membership.
December 1, 2017
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the introduction of the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Higher Education Reform (PROSPER) Act, which would reauthorize the Higher Education Act.
October 12, 2017
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the release of the U.S. Department of Education’s new Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Outcome Measures survey.
June 1, 2017
Washington, DC – Campus police departments that use body-worn cameras (BWCs) on campus officers stand to benefit from increased transparency and accountability along with improved community relations, according to a new policy brief the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) issued today. In encouraging universities to consider implementing or piloting a BWC program, APLU cautioned that institutions should carefully consider a host of other factors, including cost and policies for use and storage of footage, before deciding whether to proceed.
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 27, 2015
Association of Public and Land-grant Universities Warns that National Goal of 60 Percent of Adults with Post-Secondary Degree is in Jeopardy Without Renewed State Support of Public Higher Education
June 25, 2015
Washington, D.C. – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the Obama administration’s announcement that it’s shifting away from a proposed college ratings system and will instead develop a new set of transparency tools to help students and their families, policymakers, and the general public better understand the cost and outcomes of post-secondary institutions.