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University of Wisconsin Madison
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Julia Michaels
Executive Director
Center for Public
University Transformation
(202) 478-6071
jmichaels@aplu.org

Media Contact:
Mike Brost
Associate Director
of Public Affairs

(202) 478-6038
mbrost@aplu.org

Goals

Specifically, the transformation clusters are helping nearly 125 public research universities collectively work to:

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

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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.

Strategy

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.