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APLU In The News: 2019

November 4, 2019
Think you can’t go back to school? About 350,000 Texans would beg to differ. That’s how many students returned to campus between 2014 and 2018 after leaving a Texas university without a degree, according to a new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. Of those 350,000 students, about 71,600 went on to complete their undergraduate degrees, and about 280,000 reenrolled in college, but have not yet completed a degree.
November 1, 2019
Representatives Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and John Katko (NY-24) recently reintroduced the bipartisan Senator Paul Simon Study Abroad Program Act. The bill would establish a competitive grant program, run by the Department of Education, for colleges and universities to expand study abroad opportunities for undergraduate students.
November 1, 2019
The University of Tennessee is now a part of the Aspire Alliance, a group of universities nationwide with one commitment in mind. "The idea of retaining and recruiting a more diverse faculty that in turn will help us retain for diverse students as well," assistant vice chancellor for research development Kimberly Eck said.
November 1, 2019
In her three years as an engineering student, Lauren Wonicker-Cook barely had female professors. Now that UF has joined a national alliance to increase STEM faculty diversity, the 21-year-old UF electrical engineering junior, said she hopes that will change. UF is joining 19 other universities this year in an alliance to increase diversity in STEM faculty. “Aspire: The National Alliance for Inclusive & Diverse STEM Faculty” is led by the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities (APLU) and the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning.
November 1, 2019
To recruit a more diverse STEM faculty, the University joined 19 other universities in a three-year effort to change current faculty recruitment practices. The initiative, called Aspire Alliance, was created by an advocacy organization called The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities that advocates for public universities in the United States, according to their website.
October 25, 2019
On October 15, the Board on International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD) released a report entitled “How the United States Benefits from Agricultural and Food Security Investments in Developing Countries” at a pre-event at the World Food Prize in Des Moines. This report was commissioned by BIFAD in response to a request from USAID Administrator Mark Green a few months after he assumed office in August 2017.
October 25, 2019
Dr. James L. Moore III, vice provost for diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer at The Ohio State University (OSU), was named the recipient of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities’ (APLU) 2019 Commission on Access, Diversity and Excellence Distinguished Service Award. Moore also serves as the EHE Distinguished Professor of Urban Education in the College of Education and Human Ecology and inaugural executive director of the Todd Anthony Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male.
October 23, 2019
The University of Texas at Austin has joined 19 other universities in a three-year effort to develop and strengthen inclusive recruitment, hiring and retention practices for STEM faculty members, school officials announced on Tuesday. The initiative is part of the Aspire Alliance, co-led by The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and funded by the National Science Foundation.
October 23, 2019
Ball State University is joining a nationwide, three-year institutional change effort to create inclusive STEM faculty recruitment, hiring and retention processes. As part of Aspire: The National Alliance for Inclusive & Diverse STEM Faculty, Ball State will join 20 other universities in the effort.
October 23, 2019
The University of Florida announced Tuesday that joined a three-year institutional change effort aimed at diversifying its faculty recruitment, hiring, and retention practices in STEM fields. The effort, Aspire: The National Alliance for Inclusive & Diverse STEM Faculty, was spearheaded by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. The National Science Foundation funds the effort as part of its INCLUDES initiative.