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June 21, 2019
Colleges and universities play an important role in strengthening communities and driving economic and community development, Pennsylvania Secretary of Community and Economic Development Dennis Davin said Tuesday. Davin highlighted the role of colleges and universities at the 2019 joint meeting of the Commission on Economic and Community Engagement (CECE) and the Council on Research (CoR) of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) held this week at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center in State College.
April 23, 2019
The function and makeup of the workforce will change as industries adapt to new technology and processes, raising questions about how educational models are responding to deliver relevant training, explains a new white paper from the World Economic Forum and the Boston Consulting Group.
April 5, 2019
NUS is not alone in its efforts. The industry as a whole — including four-year public colleges — is becoming more sensitive to the needs of employers and workers. In a September policy paper, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities said large research institutions are more and more taking on the responsibility of workforce development — long the purview of community colleges and technical programs.
January 8, 2019
The pressures on colleges as 2019 opens are numerous. They include — but are no means limited to — historically low state financing, competition over shrinking pools of potential students, slowed growth in international student enrollment, and a push from nearly all stakeholders for proof of return on their investments, often in the form of workforce-ready graduates.
January 4, 2019
Workcred, a nonprofit organization focused on credentialing in the workforce, is partnering with the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and the University Professional and Continuing Education Association to help create opportunities for undergraduate students to earn certifications as part of their degree program.
December 10, 2018
It’s hard to believe that 2018 is drawing to a close! This has been a wonderful year of celebrating Montana State University as the first institution of higher education in the state to be established 125 years ago in the interest of people. One more time, your university would like to express appreciation to all of you for being our partners in excellence.
November 19, 2018
Last Sunday, Tech was recognized as a 2018 W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Award recipient by the Association of Public Land-grant Universities, or APLU, at an annual meeting in New Orleans. As the winner of the Kellogg award, Tech was also named a finalist for a national award, the C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award. Both awards are given by the APLU and the Engagement Scholarship Consortium with the support of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and both recognize programs that demonstrate how colleges and universities have redesigned their learning, discovery and engagement missions to become even more involved with their communities.
November 15, 2018
Virginia Tech plans to build a $1 billion graduate campus within walking distance of Amazon’s new headquarters in Northern Virginia, the keystone in an expansion of technology education in the state designed to lure the company to the region and then to address the long-term impact of Amazon’s decision. Virginia Tech’s president, Tim Sands, called it a watershed moment for the school, one that will drive economic development in Virginia. It’s also a moment of change for other universities in the commonwealth.
November 15, 2018
In recognition of extraordinary community outreach, Ball State University recently received the 2018 C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award during a ceremony at the annual meeting of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. Ball State received the award for its Schools within the Context of Community (SCC) program, "which takes a unique approach with teacher education to help prepare culturally responsive and community-engaged teacher" according to a release.
September 10, 2018
Entrepreneurship and workforce development have long been priorities of community college and vocational programs, but as the APLU report indicates, four-year universities are now widely considering them under their purview as well.