Tuesday, December 16, 2014

2014 APLU Annual Meeting Videos

The following videos are general sessions from the 2014 APLU Annual Meeting held in Orlando, Florida. Nov. 2-4, 2014. To see more information from the annual meeting, CLICK HERE!

Friday, December 5, 2014

McPherson: White House's College Opportunity Commitment by APLU, AASCU, and AACC will Position Public Colleges and Universities for the Future

By Peter McPherson, President, APLU

I had the great honor of attending the White House College Opportunity Day of Action yesterday. It was great to be with President Obama, the First Lady, Vice President Biden, and higher education leaders from across the country as we all discussed ways to increase college access and success. Leading up to yesterday’s summit, the White House sought pledges and commitments from institutions and organizations on ways they would strengthen postsecondary success.

As part of that effort, APLU and the two other presidential public higher education associations—the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)—formally pledged a new commitment to collaboratively work together to support and accelerate college completion efforts on our member campuses. Our member institutions represent nearly three-quarters of all college students in this country so the impact of our efforts has the potential to be profound.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

INFOGRAPHIC: Public Higher Ed Associations Commit to Increasing Certificate & Degree Completion Levels

As part of their commitment, AACC, AASCU, and APLU pledged to work together to facilitate and accelerate efforts to reach important national educational attainment goals. Collectively, the associations can better assist their member institutions in tackling obstacles that impede students from earning a degree or certificate in a timely and cost-efficient manner. See the full story here.

Monday, December 1, 2014

SLIDESHOW: 2014 APLU Annual Meeting

Here are select photos from the 127th APLU Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla. More than 1,300 public higher education leaders, policymakers and industry representatives convened Nov. 2-4, 2014 for sessions and meetings built around the theme of Progress Through Partnerships. Attendees discussed the latest challenges and opportunities facing public universities, and developed new ideas and initiatives to further strengthen our work while engaging with federal and state governments, the business community, K-12 systems, community colleges, students and families, faculty, other institutions. Check out our Annual Meeting blog post to see more.

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