Redefining Student Success: APLU Launches Collaborative Initiative Focused on College Completion

APLU has launched the Center for Public University Transformation (CPUT) to address the challenges for college completion. The main work of the Center will be the APLU Transformation Cluster Initiative, which aims to catalyze transformational change across the higher education sector. Continue reading Redefining Student Success: APLU Launches Collaborative Initiative Focused on College Completion

How State Policy Can Support the Priorities of Urban Serving Universities

A quick glimpse at headlines from the fall of 2017 reveals the rapidly changing political, economic, social and technological environments in which colleges and universities are operating: “The Bermuda Triangle of Credit Transfer” “A New High-Tech Learning Center Changed How … Continue reading How State Policy Can Support the Priorities of Urban Serving Universities

University Public Safety Partnerships that Advance Student Success

Public safety concerns all communities across the United States. Over the past decade, people’s sense of safety has been in decline. Yet, statistics indicate that crime overall has been decreasing, due in part to new technologies and more innovative strategies. … Continue reading University Public Safety Partnerships that Advance Student Success

Check List 2: Campus-Community Relationships to Build Resiliency

At the USU summer meeting, we partnered with APLU’s Council on Engagement and Outreach, to dig deep into the topics of resiliency and partnerships. From that meeting, we developed two checklists to help institutions strengthen their resiliency.  Our second checklist, … Continue reading Check List 2: Campus-Community Relationships to Build Resiliency

Checklist: Key Components of A More Resilient University That Anchors the Community

At the USU summer meeting, we partnered with APLU’s Council on Engagement and Outreach, to dig deep into the topics of resiliency and partnerships. From that meeting, we developed two checklists to help institutions strengthen their resiliency.  Our first checklist, … Continue reading Checklist: Key Components of A More Resilient University That Anchors the Community

Building a 21st Century Workforce: Workshop Results

In November, USU hosted a facilitated workshop to explore the challenges and opportunities to help make students more workforce ready.  The workshop included a circuit— five different areas where groups of participants visit topic experts, who engaged in deep discussions around knowledge boards, which were drawn by graphic artists from the powerpoints the experts didn’t use. They also offer an interesting way to share what we learned at the workshop. Here they are, you can travel your own circuit.  Integrating Career and Academic Pathways, Elizabeth Bejar, FIU   Degree Design to Support Traditional and Non-traditional Pathways, Mary Alice McCarthy, New … Continue reading Building a 21st Century Workforce: Workshop Results

Resilient Cities, Resilient Communities

Over the summer, USU, in partnership with the Council for Engagement and Outreach, held a facilitated convening to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to strengthen resiliency on our campuses and in our neighborhoods through partnership and develop a practical set of action items around strengthening partnerships and resiliency on your campus and in your community. One of the highlights of the event was the graphic facilitation, which creatively captured the key insights from each session.  Have a look and learn with us. Leading Through Shocks by Dr. John Cavanaugh, President and CEO, Consortium of Universities of the … Continue reading Resilient Cities, Resilient Communities

Cal State LA Implementing Fast-Track Math Teacher Preparation Program

  The state of California has awarded California State University, Los Angeles a nearly $250,000 grant to create a fast track for students studying to become math teachers. The grant from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) will be … Continue reading Cal State LA Implementing Fast-Track Math Teacher Preparation Program