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Action Requested: APLU Task Force on The New Engagement

The New Engagement: Exploring the Issues Across a Spectrum
a framework for thought and action by the Task Force on The New Engagement

Please visit /newengagement to learn more, and to complete the feedback form!


The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) believes it is appropriate timing for public and land-grant universities to dramatically expand efforts of engagement with partners in the communities they serve—members of the public, community organizations, business and industry, state and local government, and others. Beginning in November of 2015, APLU convened a Planning Team to recommend a process for establishing and engaging APLU members and stakeholders in a Task Force on “The New Engagement” for public higher education—establishing engagement as a force for transformational change in our communities and institutions. The Planning Team was charged with preparing a plan for the convening of the eventual Task Force.

Log on to /newengagement to view a brief video, download a copy of the report, and to complete a feedback form. We are hoping to gather feedback over the summer and early fall from a wide variety of APLU member perspectives. Please encourage your colleagues to review the report and submit feedback. All feedback collected will be summarized and shared with the Task Force once it is established.

Questions can be directed to Jim Woodell, APLU Vice President for Economic Development and Community Engagement, 202-478-6044.

  • Economic Development & Community Engagement

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