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August 19, 2019
Washington, D.C.— Seven exemplary colleges and universities today were named Excellence in Assessment designees. They join three prior classes of designees for a total of 27 institutions recognized for their commitment to the comprehensive assessment of student learning outcomes as a means to drive internal improvement and advance student success at the institution-level. The Excellence in Assessment (EIA) designation is the first national designation of its kind, spotlighting institutions that successfully integrate assessment practices across an institution, providing evidence of student learning, and using assessment results to guide institutional decision-making and improve student performance.
July 16, 2019
Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), Association of American Universities (AAU), the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS), and 29 other higher education, student organizations, and science societies this week called on the chairs and ranking members of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions and the House Committee on Education and Labor to make graduate education a priority as they continue their work to reauthorize the Higher Education Act.
May 21, 2019
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) Vice President for Congressional and Governmental Affairs Craig Lindwarm today released the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of Education’s posting of expanded data to its College Scorecard.
March 21, 2019
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement in response to President Trump signing an executive order aimed at increasing transparency in higher education.
November 12, 2018
New Orleans, LA – Working with 130 public universities and systems, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today unveiled at its Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana a massive new effort to increase college access, close the achievement gap, and award hundreds of thousands more degrees by 2025. The participating institutions will work within “clusters” of four to 12 institutions that concurrently implement innovative and effective practices to advance student success on their campuses. Collectively, the institutions enroll 3 million students, including 1 million students who receive Pell Grants.