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  • Diverse Education

    APLU Names Dr. Mark Becker as Next President

    On Thursday, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), a higher education advocacy organization, announced that Dr. Mark P. Becker, former president of Georgia State University, will be the association’s next president, effective September 1.

  • Inside Higher Ed

    New Leader for Public University Group

    Throughout its modern history, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (known previously as the National Association of State and Land-grant Universities) has been led by former presidents of major flagship and land-grant universities, the last three from institutions in the Big Ten Conference.

  • Diverse Education

    How To Make A Syllabus Sound More Human

    A small shift in tone or word choice on a syllabus can bolster students’ feelings of belonging and potential for success in a classroom, which can improve academic outcomes. That insight lies behind the launch of a free First Day Toolkit from the Student Experience Project (SEP) with a syllabus review guide.

  • Inside Higher Ed

    Creating a Friendlier Syllabus

    A new tool kit that launches today aims to help college instructors revise their syllabi to include more supportive language and resources, in an effort to put students at ease and create a more welcoming learning environment.

  • Higher Ed Dive

    Report: Public research universities spent 70% of federal pandemic relief

    Public research universities spent almost $14.5 billion in federal coronavirus relief funding by the end of 2021, totaling about 70% of the amount they received, according to an analysis released Wednesday by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.

  • Inside Higher Ed

    Public Research Universities Have Spent $14.5B on COVID Relief

    An analysis by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities has found that public research universities had spent nearly $14.5 billion, or over 70 percent of the federal COVID-19 relief grant dollars they received, as of Dec. 31, 2021. This includes the nearly $10 billion from the first two pandemic relief bills—the Coronavirus Aid, Relief,…

  • Forbes

    How Public Universities Have Spent $14.5 Billion In Federal Pandemic Relief Funding

    A just-released report by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) shows that public research universities spent the vast majority of the federal pandemic relief funding they received to meet students’ basic needs, reduce the effects of Covid-19, and shift to alternative forms of instruction such as online and hybrid classes during the worst…

  • Science Magazine

    White House calls for consistent rules for disclosing foreign research funding

    President Joe Biden’s administration last week ordered federal agencies to draft uniform policies describing the outside sources of funding that scientists must disclose when they apply for federal grants, and the penalties for failing to do so. Research groups welcome the directive, but wish it had also specified what kinds of foreign collaborations might get…

  • Chemical & Engineering News

    International research collaborations will face continued scrutiny in the US

    National security concerns about US research increased under President Donald J. Trump’s administration. Its anti-China stance led to restrictions on international collaborations and even prosecutions of academic researchers, often for failure to report Chinese funding.

  • Inside Higher Ed

    How to Tackle Inequity in Higher Education Head-On

    The pandemic has illuminated the challenges facing college students who are low income, first in their family to attend or a member of a racially minoritized group. From affordability to improving the learning environment to supporting students outside the classroom, the long-standing issues facing such students have been magnified. It’s not just hard to afford…

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