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April 16, 2020
Washington, DC — The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities this week joined five other presidential national higher education associations in issuing the following guidance to their member institutions that outlines suggested principles for accepting the transfer of credits, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.
February 10, 2020
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement in response to President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2021 budget proposal.
February 6, 2020
Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and Association for Institutional Research (AIR) today announced they received a $670,000 grant from Ascendium Education Group to pilot a Data Literacy Institute aimed at helping APLU member campuses better use data to increase student success. A network of twelve public universities working collaboratively as part of APLU’s Powered by Publics initiative will pilot the Data Literacy Institute with cross-departmental teams on each of their campuses. The project will help advance APLU and AIR’s longstanding commitment to promoting the use of data to improve retention and completion.
January 9, 2020
Washington – Building on its work to drive student-centered change across higher education, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today announced the association has been awarded a two-year, $2.5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to spur university transformation at member institutions.
November 10, 2019
San Diego, CA – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named the University of North Carolina at Charlotte the winner of its 2019 Degree Completion Award during a ceremony at its annual meeting, now underway in San Diego, California. 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 22, 2019
Washington, DC – The National Science Foundation-funded INCLUDES Alliance, Aspire: The National Alliance for Inclusive & Diverse STEM Faculty, today announced the selection of 20 public research universities for its three-year institutional change effort to help the institutions develop inclusive faculty recruitment, hiring, and retention practices. The new cohort joins an inaugural set of 15 institutions that began working together to advance such work earlier this year.
September 17, 2019
Washington, DC – As part of its ongoing efforts to increase degree completion, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named the University of Central Florida, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and the University of Rhode Island as finalists for its 2019 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 3, 2019
Washington, DC – APLU President Peter McPherson today sent the following letter to Alaska Senate President Cathy Giessel, Alaska Speaker of the House Bryce Edgmon, and all the members of the 31st Alaska State Legislature urging them to override the line-item veto that would exact massive cuts to Alaska’s state universities.
May 8, 2019
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement praising the House Appropriations Committee’s approval of the Fiscal Year 2020 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies’ bill that increases funding for student aid and biomedical research.
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.