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

UCF President Hitt: How We’re Using Digital Learning to Increase Access and Improve Outcomes

This blog was originally published on The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities blog on October 10, 2017 With all of the benefits higher education offers individuals and society, why do so many universities pride themselves on whom they keep out? … Continue reading UCF President Hitt: How We’re Using Digital Learning to Increase Access and Improve Outcomes

Survival, Recovery, Transformation: A Webinar with Scott Cowen, President Emeritus, Tulane University

When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, a coalition of university, city, non-profit and business stakeholders banded together to survive, recover then transform their city.  Today, many places are starting down their own road to recovery after Harvey, Irma and Maria … Continue reading Survival, Recovery, Transformation: A Webinar with Scott Cowen, President Emeritus, Tulane University