To recognize universities that are leaders in spurring and promoting regional economic development, APLU’s Commission on Innovation and Economic Prosperity (CICEP) created the Innovation and Economic Prosperity Universities program.
The 2016 cohort of institutions participating in the program begins in May 2015, starting with the CICEP Summer Meeting and IEP Universities Summit in Raleigh, NC (May 31 – June 3). The summit will include a workshop for current and future IEP Universities designees. If you are interested in engaging your institution in the process for 2016, join us to learn more during our upcoming overview webinar on February 5, 2015 at 3 p.m. Eastern.
Leaders from the 30 institutions that have received the designation, and the institutions which have been participating in the 2015 cohort, report that the self-study and stakeholder engagement they have undertaken as part of the application process have been tremendously helpful in: 1) shaping their universities’ assessment of existing university economic engagement efforts, and 2) planning and implementing new efforts.
More information about the program, including the timeline for the 2016 cohort, is available on the APLU website. We hope your institution will join us for the 2016 IEP Universities program!
If you have questions, please contact Beverly Steele, staff assistant for CICEP.