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Shalin R. Jyotishi
Abigail Robbins

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." This blog serves as a platform for these leaders to share their share their findings with APLU members, partners, and the higher education-economic development intersection at large.

Leaders from IEP designated institutions are encouraged to write for the blog. Please send a pitch to APLU's Shalin Jyotishi for consideration. The pitches should be brief emails that address (in 3-5 sentences) the intended audience of the blog, the timeliness of the blog to current events or news, and how your blog post will help illuminate a facet of your IEP experience and your work in economic engagement for APLU's membership and broader community.  

Please check back in July 2020 for the first blog in the series. 

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Economic Development & Engagement
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.

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Economic Development & Engagement
Education for employment upon graduation is important, but a four-year degree should also put graduates in a better position to adapt as employment requirements change throughout their careers.