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    Tax Reform
    APLU Urges Congressional Leaders to Protect Key Higher Ed Provisions in Final Tax Bill
    As the House and Senate reconcile differences in their versions of the tax legislation, APLU detailed key provisions public research universities believe should be protected in the final version of the legislation to help make college more accessible and affordable and to promote the nation’s economic prosperity.
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    Ready for Jobs, Careers, and a Lifetime
    Public Research Universities and Credentials that Count
    Broader education and employment preparation are not mutually exclusive goals, nor have they ever been. Public universities should focus on both goals to best serve students, society, and the economy. To that end, public universities should continue, decisively and with resolve, to evolve and incorporate strategies to increase student employment and career success.
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    All In
    Increasing Degree Completion through Campus-Wide Engagement
    A new report on APLU's Project Degree Completion Award synthesizes award submissions and reveals strategies APLU-member institutions are using to increase student success on their campuses, the opportunities and challenges institutional leaders encounter in implementing these strategies, and evidence that suggests what works to increase student success.
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    Pervasive Internationalization: A Call for Renewed Leadership
    Internationalization Needs to be Transformative, Substantive, and Woven Across the Fabric of the University Culture
    Ten years after the publication of the National Action Agenda for Internationalizing Higher Education, and its earlier companion report, A Call to Leadership: The Presidential Role in Internationalizing the University, the APLU Commission on International Initiatives (CII) revisits the role of internationalization in higher education.
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Projects & Initiatives

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  • STEM Education
    APLU INCLUDES is an NSF-backed initiative aimed at expanding the diversity of STEM faculty by increasing the number and percentage of underrepresented and traditionally underserved groups, consisting of women, members of minority racial and ethnic groups, persons with disabilities, and those from low socioeconomic backgrounds.
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    College Costs, Tuition & Financial Aid
    APLU’s Public University Values (#PublicUValues) campaign seeks to help better explain key facts about the value of public universities and to clarify some common misconceptions.
  • Clemson University
    Economic Development & Engagement
    Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow (LIFT), APLU, and the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) created an Expert Educator Team (EET) to identify how colleges and universities can modify curricula to meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities workers will need for jobs in the advanced manufacturing sector.
  • Economic Development & Engagement
    The designation and awards go to APLU member universities that demonstrate excellence and leadership in planning, implementing, and evaluating programs and initiatives that support regional economic development.
  • Research, Science & Technology
    The Highly Integrative Basic and Responsive (HIBAR) Research Alliance is a network of research leaders who believe that universities can improve research outcomes and increase benefits to society by engaging theory with practice for transformative solutions. HIBAR research builds upon excellence in basic research and maximizes the potential for collaboration between academic institutions, business, industry, and government. Academic engagement is combined with real-world problem solving, leading to significant innovation and advancement.
  • Learning Technology
    The PLC serves as a coordinating body to foster cooperation and collaboration that will advance the use of information technology to improve learning, retention, and graduation. PLC membership positions universities to better capture the economies of scale inherent in information technology.
  • Research, Science & Technology
    This guide is a roadmap for a university-wide effort to strengthen a culture of safety. The guide has action steps, resources, and recommendations to help navigate the challenge of changing the culture of the institution.
  • Accountability & Transparency
    The Excellence in Assessment (EIA) program – the first national initiative of its kind – recognizes institutions that successfully integrate assessment practices across campus, provide evidence of student learning outcomes, and use assessment results to guide institutional decision-making and improve student performance.
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    Degree Completion
    The Project Degree Completion Award recognize universities that have made significant progress in successfully retaining and graduating students while promoting those schools as models for other institutions.
  • Economic Development & Engagement
    Since 2006, APLU and the Engagement Scholarship Consortium (ESC), with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, have partnered to recognize the outstanding community-university engagement scholarship work of four-year public universities. The program recognizes colleges and universities that have redesigned their learning, discovery, and engagement missions to become even more involved with their communities.
  • Accountability & Transparency
    The Student Achievement Measure (SAM) provides a comprehensive picture of student progress on their path to earning a college degree or certificate. As compared to the limitations of typical graduation rate measures, SAM reports more outcomes for more students.

Members in the Spotlight

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Strength of APLU

APLU History
Our History
With roots extending back to 1887, APLU is North America's oldest higher education association.
Video Spotlight: 2017 APLU Annual Meeting
 
Public universities find themselves navigating a rapidly changing landscape that demands innovative and creative approaches to excel. The 2017 APLU Annual Meeting opening video offers a quick look at the past year of disruptions in the higher education landscape.

Strengthening & Advancing Public Universities Collectively.

Focused on increasing degree completion and academic success, advancing scientific research, and expanding engagement, APLU undertakes a wide array of projects and initiatives along with its members while providing a forum for public higher education leaders to work collaboratively to better meet the challenges and opportunities facing public universities.

Legislative Highlight

University of Illinois
A federal ban on student-level data means we simply do not know enough on student outcomes at each college and university in the U.S. APLU is helping to lead the campaign to lift the data ban and shed light on student outcomes such as post-collegiate employment and accurate graduation rates.

APLU Staff Highlights

APLU's Jyotishi Presents at 2017 Technology Transfer Society Annual Meeting
Shalin Jyotishi
Associate, Economic Development and Community Engagement

Shalin Jyotishi presented findings from the Technology Transfer Evolution Working Group of APLU’s Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness and Economic Prosperity (CICEP) during the 2017 Technology Transfer Society (T2S) Annual Meeting. Jyotishi’s presentation illustrated how and why university technology transfer offices have evolved and must continue to evolve in order to address growing societal and economic challenges. He also spoke to how APLU’s Innovation and Economic Prosperity (IEP) Universities Program is helping universities navigate this evolutionary process.