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Urban Adult Learner Institute

The APLU and Coalition of Urban Serving Universities Urban Adult Learner Institute (UALI) works to build awareness around the needs and assets of adult learners, disseminate best practices on serving them, and advance national momentum in better serving these students.

Adult learners have unique work, family, and financial needs and comprise one of the fastest growing student populations. They also provide critical benefits to institutions, the workforce, and their communities. Designed to enhance institutional leaders’ capacity to serve this critical population, UALI aims to:

  • Engage leaders in building foundational knowledge about urban adult learner assets, opportunities, and challenges;
  • Disseminate promising frameworks, models, and practices that increase success;
  • Build national momentum for sustainable and scalable transformation.Learn more about the Urban Adult Learner Institute and its work.

Learn more about the Urban Adult Learner Institute and its work.

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