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March 25, 2021
Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities today joined nearly 1,200 organizations, including nearly 900 colleges and universities in calling on Congress to double the maximum Pell Grant.
March 22, 2021
Washington, DC – APLU President Peter McPherson today released the following statement on strengthening the higher education transfer ecosystem and the release of the American Council on Education’s National Task Force on the Transfer and Award of Credit’s report, Reimagining Transfer for Student Success.
February 8, 2021
Washington, DC —The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today announced it is joining with the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities in a new effort to increase transfer rates for African American, Hispanic, adult, and first-generation learners.
December 16, 2020
Washington, DC —The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU) today announced grants to the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Virginia Commonwealth University, comprising the first cohort of its Seeding Innovation to Deliver 21st Century Skills project. The grants support university partnerships with community stakeholders aimed at removing institutional barriers that prevent success for low-income students and prepare them for the 21st Century workforce. The awards, known as Collaborative Opportunity Grants, support innovative approaches that link preparation for the workforce to an institution’s community engagement. The three-year project is funded through a grant from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation.
December 1, 2020
A new framework to support the development and scaling of certification-degree pathways has been published today by Workcred – an affiliate of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) – in partnership with the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU), and the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA). This collaborative, nationwide initiative that culminated in the development of the framework was made possible by a grant from Lumina Foundation.
November 9, 2020
Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named Northern Arizona University (NAU) the winner of its 2020 Degree Completion Award during a ceremony at its annual meeting. The annual award works to identify, recognize, and reward institutions that employ innovative and evidence-based approaches to improve degree completion while ensuring educational quality.
October 28, 2020
Washington, DC – As part of its ongoing efforts to increase degree completion, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named California State University, Sacramento, Kent State University, Northern Arizona University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison as finalists for its 2020 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.
July 21, 2020
Washington, DC – Addressing the national need to broaden diversity and increase inclusion in STEM fields and higher education leadership, the Aspire Alliance’s Institutional Change Initiative (IChange) today announced the second cohort of fellows in its IAspire Leadership Academy. The leadership program aims to support STEM faculty from underrepresented backgrounds ascend to leadership roles at colleges and universities. The IAspire Leadership Academy is part of Aspire Alliance’s Institutional Change Initiative, led by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the University of Georgia.
July 21, 2020
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today announced that Dr. Eugene Anderson will serve as the association’s first Vice President for External Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (EDEI). Anderson, who has served as APLU’s Vice President for Access and Success over the past four years, will work with all APLU staff to ensure the association’s work and ways in which it engages its members and partners incorporates and lives up to its values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
July 6, 2020
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding new policies from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) regarding international students and remote learning.