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December 10, 2020
Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) co-led Aspire: The National Alliance for Inclusive & Diverse STEM Faculty today announced two new grants to groups of universities and partners to catalyze collaborative efforts to deepen the use of inclusive STEM teaching practices and increase diversity among STEM faculty. The grants, part of Aspire’s IChange Initiative, are designed to help participating institutions advance effective practices that address institutional barriers to a more diverse STEM faculty.
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 29, 2020
Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) co-led Aspire: The National Alliance for Inclusive & Diverse STEM Faculty today announced the selection of 19 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 two earlier cohorts that are currently working together to advance such work, bringing the total number of institutions participating in the institutional change effort to 54. The National Science Foundation funds the effort as part of its INCLUDES initiative.
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.
September 21, 2020
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement on the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg.
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.
June 18, 2020
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities’ (APLU) President Peter McPherson issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling today on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
June 16, 2020
Washington, DC – The Aspire Alliance today released a new brief outlining steps institutions can take and the culture they can create to boost faculty diversity and inclusion in STEM disciplines on their campuses. The Aspire Alliance, which the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and University of Wisconsin-Madison co-lead, is a National Science Foundation-funded initiative working to advance a diverse and inclusive STEM faculty through collaborative efforts at institutional, regional, and national levels.
June 15, 2020
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities’ (APLU) President Peter McPherson issued the following statement hailing the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling today that ends employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.