The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU) have announced grants to eight public universities supporting the piloting and scaling of university-community partnerships focused on advancing student success.
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APLU & USU Team Up with 12 Public Universities to Drive Student Success through Community-University
USU and APLU recently announced all 12 winners of the Collaborative Opportunity Grant (COG). The COG is designed to support new or emerging innovations that transform institutional practices, programs, policies, and culture to improve student success. The project’s principal goals are to…
Video Recording Click for playback and download Speakers Natalie S. Burke, President and CEO, CommonHealth ACTION Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Barbara…
APLU and USU Launch & Webcast Collaborating for Change: Analyzing New Approaches for Student Success
Collaborating for Change: Analyzing New Approaches for Student Success , March 31 from 2-4 pm (EST) at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Media and public event will highlight frank discussions with leaders driving student success transformations at three public urban research…
APLU awards grants totaling $450,000 to nine colleges to launch or expand pilot completion and retention grant projects to help low income students graduate. Read press release.
Completion grant report and guide highlight how colleges are using micro-grants to turn at-risk students who would be drop-outs into college graduates. Read report and press release.
In an effort to advance innovative ways public universities successfully use student advising systems to strengthen retention and graduation levels, APLU and Urban Serving Universities (USU) will hold a $165,000 pitch competition for its member institutions during the APLU Annual Meeting on November 17, 2015 in Indianapolis. Apply now!
Cleveland State University is trying to get students to make a course correction using tuition discounts and book stipends as incentives.
APLU has named 8 public research institutions as finalists for 2014 economic prosperity university awards
Temple University will no longer require ACT or SAT scores for admission starting in the fall of 2015. Temple received a grant in July from APLU and USU (on behalf of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) to develop transformational tools such as this for student success.