Skip Navigation
/sebin/h/i/page-bg-internal.jpg
IEP 2017 Connections Award Winner
Projects & Initiatives
Shalin R. Jyotishi
 
Abigail Robbins

Seek the IEP Designation

iepwsu

Presidents and chancellors are invited to initiate their institution's participation in the IEP designation program once a year. Both APLU and non-APLU member institutions are welcome and encouraged to pursue the IEP University designation. There is no cost associated with participation for APLU members. Non-members may participate through APLU's IEP partner, the University Economic Development Association (UEDA). Once enrolled in the program, non-members and members experience the same IEP process to achieve the same goal - maximize the visibility and impact of an institution's economic development enterprise. 

Process for APLU members:

  1. Get a sense of the program goals and objectives. Review the IEP impact page and IEP Universities program details described in the IEP designation guidelines 
  2. Contact the IEP Program Director, Shalin Jyotishi, to set up a call to discuss questions and your institution’s objectives for participation, and to obtain the presidential letter of intent template .
  3. Identify two campus administrators to serve as your institution's IEP Campus Contacts. These individuals will co-lead your IEP designation process and serve as primary touch-points with APLU.
  4. Presidents and chancellors must submit letter of intent (using template provided) to APLU President Peter McPherson by the last business day in October
  5. Recommended: Attend IEP-related sessions at APLU Annual Meeting 
  6. Recommended: Plan to attend the following year's CECE Summer Meeting where the annual IEP Universities Workshop takes place
  7. Cohort formally launches in December

Process for non-APLU member:

 Non-members may participate in the program through APLU's partnership with UEDA. View the IEP partnership overview video.

  1. Get a sense of the program goals and objectives. Review the IEP impact page and IEP Universities program details described in the IEP designation guidelines 
  2. Contact the IEP Program Director, Shalin Jyotishi, to set up a call to discuss questions and your institution’s objectives for participation, and to obtain the presidential letter of intent template .
  3. Discuss participation fee process with UEDA's Tim Hindes
  4. Identify two campus administrators to serve as your institution's IEP Campus Contacts. These individuals will co-lead your IEP designation process and serve as primary touch-points with APLU.
  5. Presidents and chancellors submit letter of intent (using template provided) to UEDA President and Executive Director by the last business day in October
  6. Recommended: Attend IEP-related sessions at APLU Annual Meeting 
  7. Recommended: Plan to attend the following year's CECE Summer Meeting where the annual IEP Universities Workshop takes place (member rate provided)
  8. Cohort formally launches in December

Featured Project & Initiative

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.

Featured Project & Initiative

Courtesy of North Carolina State University
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.