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IEP Perspectives Blog

The IEP Universities designation program is designed to be a reflective and collaborative learning process. The program emphasizes the “journey” versus just the destination. To that end, many institutional leaders and their partners from industry, government, and the community have derived a diverse array of outcomes and lessons learned from their IEP process. These outcomes and lessons have led to the strengthening of strategy, practice, and appreciation for university-based economic and community development across “talent, innovation, and place.”

In addition to APLU op-eds, commentary, and speaking engagements, this blog serves as a platform for APLU staff and IEP leaders to uplift and share their share their findings with APLU members, partners, and the higher education-economic development community at large.

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June 22, 2022

Working with Government Affairs to Gain Broader Input on IEP

May 24, 2022

Communicating IEP Plans to External Stakeholders

April 25, 2022

Lessons on the IEP Designation Application Process

April 11, 2022

IEP Director Introduction

March 31, 2022

March 16 Virtual Event: Growth & Improvement Plans

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 […]

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2022 APLU Annual Report