June 16, 2021
Washington, DC – APLU President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the introduction of a bill in the House and Senate that would double the maximum Pell Grant award and expand the program’s eligibility to Dreamers.
April 28, 2021
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities President Peter McPherson today released the following statement on President Biden’s college affordability proposal.
March 22, 2021
Washington – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today announced 16 universities participating in its Powered by Publics initiative have been selected for additional investment and support to advance student-centered transformation on their campuses. The cohort of institutions will engage in an in-depth institutional needs assessment, share student success data, and receive targeted professional development and technical assistance based on needs in advising, college readiness policy and practice, and digital learning. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is funding the effort.
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.
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.
March 21, 2019
Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today announced the creation of an advisory council for its Powered by Publics: Scaling Student Success initiative. The advisory council, which will provide high-level leadership and strategic guidance for Powered by Publics, is comprised of a diverse array of higher education experts, business community leaders, as well as a student representative. The group met for the first time today and is expected to participate in topic-specific subcommittees and task forces in the future.