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University of Wisconsin Madison
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Julia Michaels
Executive Director
Center for Public
University Transformation
(202) 478-6071

Media Contact:
Mike Brost
Associate Director
of Public Affairs

(202) 478-6038

Supporting Institutions

APLU is working with partner organizations to deliver technical assistance to institutions in areas designed to build their capacity to support student success such as advising redesign, college readiness policy support, and digital learning solutions. Institutions will receive support through three networks of policy and practice experts: Every Learner Everywhere, Strong Start to Finish, and the Advising Success Network.

These groups will help deliver customized programming, professional development, and technical assistance that prioritizes institutional context, supports identified needs, and integrates into existing student success strategies. Examples of technical assistance and resources may include: support for implementing policy and practice changes related to college readiness; digital learning strategies and curriculum redesign; gateway course reform; customized professional development for faculty and advisors; guidance for implementing a comprehensive advising system, direct support for faculty implementing blended learning models, and other services to be developed by content expert partners based on identified campus needs.

PxP Meetings & Events Events

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Hosted Virtually through Zoom
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Hosted Virtually through Zoom

Project Highlights

  • Nearly 125 change-ready universities and state systems
  • 16 transformation clusters
  • 3 million undergraduates

Project Goals

  • Produce hundreds of thousands more graduates by 2025 with an emphasis on underrepresented minority, low-income, and first-generation students.
  • Cut in half the achievement gap by 2025 for underrepresented minority, low-income, and first-generation students while increasing access.
  • Share key data, learning, and effective practices to drive innovation and transformation across the higher education sector.


Four strategic priorities guide Powered by Publics work. They are:

  1. Taking explicit action to pursue educational equity for low-income, first-generation, and students of color.
  2. Committing to transparency by sharing data and monitoring progress toward equity goals.
  3. Developing common opportunities for cross-cluster learning, sharing, and collective action in the thematic areas of Affordability, Holistic Student Supports, and Teaching & Learning.
  4. APLU and its partners committing to invest in institutional capacity through grants and technical assistance.