Public research universities are engaged in their communities and regions, tackling societal challenges, creating great places to work and live, and advancing economic growth and prosperity. Universities partner with community organizations, state and local government, entrepreneurs, small businesses, major corporations, and economic development organizations. Collaborative efforts focus on imagining and then realizing a shared vision for healthier and more engaged citizens, thriving economies, and other outcomes that lead to a better tomorrow. Interested in addressing these issues? APLU’s Commission on Economic and Community Engagement convenes senior administrators across APLU member institutions who have an institutional-level responsibility for planning, executing, or communicating the university’s work in economic and community engagement.
APLU, USU, Workcred, and UPCEA explore how universities and certification bodies can improve student success and workforce outcomes by reducing the time and cost gaps between a 4-year degree and an industry certification.
The Manufacturing Extension Partnership’s (MEP) mission is to enhance the productivity and performance of U.S. manufacturing, particularly among small- and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs). One of MEP’s strategies is to connect manufacturers to public and private sources of innovation such as universities, community colleges, national laboratories, state technology programs and others.
The University Innovation and Entrepreneurship Showcase highlights university affiliated startup businesses to promote the importance of federally-funded university research and demonstrate how university-led entrepreneurial engagement contributes to the innovation economy.
The Technology Transfer Evolution Working Group will identify ways in which the practice of university technology transfer is changing, and must continue to change, to sustain and increase university responsiveness to the needs of stakeholders, and more broadly to challenges in society and the economy.
A set of core ideas to help universities focus efforts not only on telling their economic engagement story well, but also growing, improving, and advancing their economic engagement enterprise and thereby accelerating economic development in their regions, nationally, and globally.
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 […]
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