Fostering Research & Innovation to Meet Societal Needs
A core mission of public universities is to provide students from all different backgrounds with access to a high quality, affordable education, help those students obtain a degree, and ultimately work to ensure graduates are prepared for a lifetime of learning.
APLU and the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning at the University of Wisconsin are leading a NSF-funded collaborative effort to diversify STEM faculty and ensure all STEM faculty use inclusive teaching practices.
APLU promotes research and science policy issues important to member institutions such as increasing investments in research and bolstering support for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education.
APLU developed a guide and toolkit on Public Impact Research to help universities focus and plan research directly impact the public and communicate about this critically important work publicly.
APLU is providing universities guidance on aligning the necessary rhetorical support, policy, resources, and infrastructure to support faculty and staff who undertaking community engage scholarship and how to better communicate its impact.
Public access to data used in federally funded research in peer-reviewed journals is essential for rigorous science, discovery, and the reproducibility of research. Public universities are committed to sharing the results of their research whenever possible.
APLU created an online guide for university presidents and chancellors seeking to to improve their institutional culture of safety. The guide is intended for the campus leadership team that the president appoints to helm this effort.
APLU commissioned a study that found $11.5 billion in deferred maintenance at schools of agriculture, imperiling next-generation agricultural research. APLU is leading efforts to push Congress to provide much-needed funding.
APLU and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges galvanized a coalition of public research universities and veterinary schools to tackle
antimicrobial resistance. Iowa State hosts a National Institute of Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education to advance this work.
The APLU Award for Global Learning, Research, and Engagement recognizes a public university excelling in its efforts to drive an inclusive approach to global engagement, research, and learning and measuring the impact of these efforts.
APLU established the Challenge of Change commission to examine food security challenges and make recommendations on needed actions for public research universities to help meet global food needs by 2050. The commission's action focuses on the challenges of food and nutrition security.