APLU President Peter McPherson joined Rush Holt, Chief Executive Officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the heads of 27 other national scientific and higher education associations in sending a letter to President-elect Donald Trump urging him to quickly appoint a “nationally respected leader with appropriate engineering, scientific, management and policy skills” to serve as Assistant to the President for Science and Technology.
APLU and the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU) held a special session, Turning Points: Moving from Setback to Success, at the APLU Annual Meeting on Sunday, November 13, 2016 in Austin, Texas. This unique and innovative panel featured APLU institutions as they examined failures that triggered later successes in student access and degree completion.
APLU, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), and the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU) are hosting a webinar to help address unconscious bias in higher education. The webinar will be held on Friday, January 13, 2017, 12:00-1:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Register here.