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February 7, 2020
The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and Association for Institutional Research (AIR) are teaming up for a pilot that will provide data literacy training to APLU member campuses. The Data Literacy Institute, funded by a $670,000 grant from Ascendium Education Group, will offer coursework developed by AIR on the use of data to boost student success.
February 7, 2020
Oakland University has been selected to participate in a Data Literacy Institute project aimed at increasing the use of data to boost student success, including the number of graduates. "Data collection and analysis are key components of all student success initiatives," said Dr. Anne Hitt, associate provost and associate professor of biological sciences at OU. "We can use data to determine which student success tactics or programs are the most cost-effective in helping different student populations graduate on-time in their chosen major with minimal debt."
January 10, 2020
The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) has received $2.5 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to provide "capacity-building services" that will support "student-centered university transformation" at its member institutions. The services will be part of APLU's Powered by Publics: Scaling Student Success initiative; starting in early 2020, institutions participating in that program will be eligible to apply for assistance in advancing digital learning, implementing corequisite support in the place of remedial education, streamlining student pathways across two- and four-year institutions, and more.
January 10, 2020
The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) received a $2.5 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to help break down higher education barriers for students. Under the foundation’s Intermediaries for Scale two-year grant, only 12 organizations were awarded the funding out of 200 applicants.
January 10, 2020
Today, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced the launch of Intermediaries For Scale, a $20 million grant program that will fund 12 existing organizations to help colleges and universities become more student-centered and more attuned to helping “low-income and first-generation students, students of color, and working adults achieve their educational goals.”
October 23, 2019
NIU President Lisa Freeman announced the university’s plan to introduce a new financial aid program called Huskie Pledge during her State of the University address on Tuesday at Altgeld Auditorium. Huskie Pledge is set to launch for the fall 2020 semester and will provide qualifying Illinois residents with a grant that covers their first year’s full tuition, Freeman said.
March 7, 2019
As my time serving as the University of Vermont's 26th president begins drawing to a close, I am reflecting on the priorities that have guided this remarkable university and informed our strategic decisions across campus. In October 2012, at my installation, I challenged the UVM community to raise our expectations and aspirations so that, together, we would create an academic environment of the highest quality — for our students, for our faculty and staff, for the future of Vermont, and beyond.
January 4, 2019
The University of Texas at San Antonio has joined 129 other public universities in a new five-year effort to improve college access for low-income, first generation, and minority students. The initiative of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) brings together 130 higher-education institutions, divided into 16 study groups to look into how to improve student success. Together, the schools enroll more than 3 million undergraduate students.
January 3, 2019
The University of Texas at San Antonio has joined 129 other public universities in a new five-year effort to improve college access for low-income, first generation, and minority students. The initiative of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) brings together 130 higher-education institutions, divided into 16 groups to look into how to improve student success. Together, the schools enroll more than 3 million undergraduate students.
November 26, 2018
On a Saturday earlier this month, the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) brought together representatives from 130 institutions in the same room. Previously, they had worked together to group the universities into clusters of four to 12. These clusters will spend the next five years minimum working to increase access to college, boost retention, close the achievement gap, and ensure that more Americans are earning degrees. Known as the Powered by Publics: Scaling Student Success initiative, it marks an unprecedented collaboration among public American institutions.