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May 7, 2020
The U.S. Department of Education on Wednesday issued the final version of its rule for how schools must investigate and respond to allegations of sexual harassment and assault, bolstering protections for those accused of misconduct while providing some additional support for those making complaints.
May 7, 2020
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday issued a new policy that will reshape the way schools and universities respond to complaints of sexual misconduct, bolstering the rights of the accused and narrowing the scope of cases colleges are required to investigate.
May 7, 2020
Schools and colleges face a major overhaul in how they handle sexual misconduct allegations after Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday rebuffed calls to delay the sweeping regulation until the conclusion of the national coronavirus emergency.
May 7, 2020
The Department of Education on Wednesday issued much-awaited final regulations on how campuses must investigate sexual assault allegations, a development that generated criticism for its timing and content.
May 7, 2020
Colleges across America now must hold live testimony hearings with cross-examination in campus sexual assault cases, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced Wednesday in putting new rules in place.
April 16, 2020
It feels like a long time ago. But before the pandemic created a public health crisis, shuttered businesses and raised questions about how and when Congress will be able to meet again, Republicans and Democrats on the Senate’s education committee were “dang close” to reaching an agreement to update the nation’s main higher education law after years of failure, according to a top Republican aide to the committee.
February 26, 2020
The Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) and Association for Institutional Research (AIR) have selected Oakland University as one of 12 universities to take part in a nationwide initiative to further student success goals by increasing data literacy on campus. Facilitated through the APLU’s Powered by Publics initiative, OU and other universities will have 20 staff and faculty members trained by the AIR’s Data Literacy Institute on how to read and analyze data.
December 16, 2019
The Association of American Universities (AAU) and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) received a $191,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). NSF’s funding would go towards developing guidelines for universities to establish policies and procedures to ensure the public has access to federally funded data, according to a press release.
November 18, 2019
Led by the American Council on Education (ACE), the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) and Educause, 15 national higher education organizations have signed a joint statement in support of credential data transparency. The signatories are "encouraging their members to describe their credential offerings with a common language and house the data in an open, cloud-based registry in order to empower students, workers, employers and policymakers to make more informed decisions about credentials and their value," according to a news announcement.
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.