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  • Boyer Commission Issues Blueprint for Advancing College Equity and Excellence in Follow Up to Landmark Report

    Washington, DC – In an effort to address persistent equity gaps in undergraduate educational outcomes, the Boyer 2030 Commission today issued a new blueprint for advancing equity, student success, and excellence in undergraduate education at research universities in the United States. The commission – composed of higher education, philanthropic, and business leaders and convened by…

  • APLU & USU Launch Free Online Course to Spur Broader University Transformation

    Washington, DC – Seeking to spur key, systemic changes on campuses to boost equitable student success across the higher education sector, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU) today launched an open-access online course aimed at guiding higher education faculty, staff, and leaders through vital elements of…

  • Student Experience Project Releases First Day Toolkit to Help Faculty Foster Student Belonging

    Washington, DC – Aiming to boost students’ sense of belonging so they have the supportive learning environment needed to thrive, the Student Experience Project (SEP) today released a First Day Toolkit to help faculty use evidence-based practices to revise their course syllabi to advance student success. The toolkit, which is informed by a pilot of…

  • Pivotal Moments: How Urban Universities Can Advance Equity & Transformation During Major Change

    Washington, DC – Seeking to help universities across the country overcome challenges stemming from common institutional inflection points, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU) today released three roadmaps examining how urban-located universities can turn the challenges presented during institutional mergers, leadership transitions, and new performance-based state…

  • Coalition of Urban Serving Universities Announces Second Racial Justice and Equity Award Winner

    Washington, DC – Aiming to address racial injustice and inequity through university-city partnerships, the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU) today named Portland State University as a Racial Justice and Equity Program Award Winner. In partnership with local non-profit organizations, Portland State will focus on increasing university diversity and inclusion through the development of a…

  • APLU Announces 2021 Degree Completion Award Finalists

    Washington, DC – As part of its ongoing efforts to increase degree completion, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) today named Florida Atlantic University, Florida State University, and the University of Illinois Chicago, as finalists for its 2021 Degree Completion Award. The annual award works to identify, recognize, and reward institutions that employ…

  • APLU & USU Partner with Eight Public Urban Universities to Increase Student Success for Adult Learners of Color

    Washington, D.C.— Seeking to identify and address barriers facing adult students of color, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU) today announced grants to eight public urban research universities supporting university-community partnerships aimed at leveraging the assets of Black, Latino, and Indigenous adult learners.

  • APLU Co-Led Aspire Alliance Launches New Effort to Develop & Share Best Practices for Addressing Faculty Compensation Disparities

    Washington, DC – Aiming to address pay inequities among university faculty, a multidisciplinary research team from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU)-led NSF INCLUDES Aspire Alliance, Rochester Institute of Technology, and the American Association of University Women, today launched a new effort to expand knowledge of best practices for faculty compensation to a…

  • APLU & University of Georgia Announce Third Cohort of Aspire Alliance’s Leadership Development Program for STEM Faculty from Underrepresented Backgrounds

    Washington, DC – Addressing the national need to broaden diversity and increase inclusion in STEM fields and higher education leadership, the Aspire Alliance’s Institutional Change Initiative (IChange) today announced the third cohort of fellows in its IAspire Leadership Academy. The academy is part of the Aspire Alliance’s Institutional Change Initiative, which the Association of Public…

  • APLU Statement on Congressional Proposal to Double Pell Grants

    Washington, DC – APLU President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the introduction of a bill in the House and Senate that would double the maximum Pell Grant award and expand the program’s eligibility to Dreamers.

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