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November 6, 2022
Ask Americans about the most important reasons for attending college, and the top considerations they cite are jobs, jobs, and jobs. While there is much to value in the traditional college experience, for the vast majority of students, it comes down to getting a degree that leads to a professionally and financially rewarding job. The evidence is clear: Earning a bachelor’s degree translates into considerably better jobs and earnings opportunities for most graduates. It also correlates with a healthier, longer life.
October 27, 2022
A comprehensive new report by the Boyer 2030 Commission, an accomplished group of research university presidents and higher education leaders, argues that research universities must make equity as central to undergraduate education as excellence.
October 20, 2022
The Boyer 2030 Commission has published a report for advancing equity, student success, and excellence in undergraduate education at U.S. research universities to address persistent equity gaps in undergrad educational outcomes.
October 19, 2022
Is undergraduate education about setting a bar and rewarding the students who can reach it, or providing the support needed for all students to succeed? A new report by leaders of major U.S. research universities and higher-education organizations comes down solidly on the side of equity. In doing so the authors disavow long-held, if increasingly outdated, notions that a rigorous education requires the weeding out of less talented or poorly equipped students.
August 30, 2022
When information-technology and higher-education leaders reunited in Philadelphia in October 2021 for the first in-person Educause conference in two years, buzzwords floated around the panel rooms: “Data analytics.” “Data-informed” action. “Innovation.”
April 22, 2022
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.
April 22, 2022
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.
April 21, 2022
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.
April 21, 2022
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.
April 8, 2022
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 of the pandemic.