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With its partners, APLU is reviewing the needs of participating institutions to identify needs and ultimately deliver student-centered support in areas such as advising, college readiness policy and practice, and digital learning.

Institutional Transformation Assessment
Each institution participating in the effort will complete an Institutional Transformation Assessment (ITA). The ITA is a web-based perception-gathering tool that helps universities understand institutional strengths and areas for improvement with the goal of building capacity to better support students on campus and develop an action plan for reaching the institution’s student success goals.

The ITA has two components. The first is a survey comprised of more than 30 questions for leaders and 100 questions for other university stakeholders that are intended to assess core institutional operating capacities related to student success. These core operating capacities are: leadership and culture, policy, institutional research, strategic finance, and information technology. The second component is a facilitated sense-making conversation with key stakeholders from the university to review results and develop actionable next steps.

Featured Project & Initiative

The Data Literacy Institute – a partnership between APLU and the Association for Institutional Research with funding from Ascendium – brings together cross-departmental teams from 11 Powered by Publics institutions from Cluster 14 to engage in training that enhance their use of data to improve equitable student outcomes. In May 2022, Powered by Publics held […]

Featured Publication

2022 APLU Annual Report