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  • 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 […]

  • APLU & USU Announce New Grants to Advance 21st Century Skills Development Through University-Community Partnerships

    Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU) today announced grants to the University of California, Riverside, Florida International University, San Jose State University, University of Texas at Arlington, and University of Texas at El Paso that will further their partnerships with local community organizations […]

  • APLU & USU Announce New Grants to Advance 21st Century Skills Development Through University-Community Partnerships

    Washington, DC – The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU) today announced grants to the University of New Orleans, the University of Memphis, and Cal State LA that will further their partnerships with local community organizations and businesses aimed at providing students with the skills they’ll need […]

  • APLU & USU Team Up with Universities to Improve 21st Century Skills for Low-Income Students through Community-University Partnerships

    Washington, DC —The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU) today announced grants to the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Virginia Commonwealth University, comprising the first cohort of its Seeding Innovation to Deliver 21st Century Skills project. The grants support university partnerships with community stakeholders aimed at […]

  • Where Do We Begin? Public University Group Provides Colleges and Universities a Path Forward on Implementing Campus-wide Advising Reforms

    Washington, DC – As college and university leaders continue to innovate new ways to help more students stay in school and graduate, a broad consensus is growing about how holistic, campus-wide, proactive advising systems are driving student success in significant ways. But implementing such systems, which often involves changes to institutional structures, policies and practices […]

  • APLU Statement on Core Principles for Transforming Remediation within a Comprehensive Student Success Strategy

    Washington, DC – APLU President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the release of “Core Principles for Transforming Remediation within a Comprehensive Student Success Strategy” that was unveiled by a group of national education organizations.

  • Three Public Universities Each Win $10,000 from APLU/USU Innovation Pitch Challenge

    Cleveland State University,University of Louisville Receive Funds to Advance Economic Engagement Efforts on Campus

  • National Study on University Admissions in the Health Professions to be Released September 30

    First nationwide study to examine the impact of holistic review across multiple health professions

  • APLU and USU Select Seven Urban Research Universities for Innovative Pilot Grant that Seeks to Advance Transformational Change within Public Higher Ed

    Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-Sponsored Grant Will Award Each Institution $225k to Develop and Test Ways to Increase Access, Improve Success Rates, & Find Greater Cost Efficiencies

  • Urban Universities for HEALTH Launches National Study on Holistic Review in the Health Professions

    December 16, 2013—The Urban Universities for HEALTH Learning Collaborative launched a national study on universities’ use of holistic review as part of their admission process for students pursuing careers in the health professions. The study will examine how universities are using holistic review and other admission practices, with the goal of improving evidence in support […]

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