​ ​​University Maker Space & Medical Center Network Coordination

​ ​​​Calling All USU Innovation and Maker Spaces!  ​​Our friends at dpict—a design and facilitation firm— and The Value Web network would like to support connections between your university maker spaces and medical centers to collaborate in response to the … Continue reading ​ ​​University Maker Space & Medical Center Network Coordination

Mental Health and Supporting Student Well-being Resources during Covid 19

Well before Covid 19, mental health had already established itself as a major challenge and priority on college campuses.  With Covid 19, enforced isolation and the rapid movement of courses on-lines, we can expect these challenges to grow. In what … Continue reading Mental Health and Supporting Student Well-being Resources during Covid 19

Navigating to the Future: A University Roadmap to Deliver 21st Century Skills

Accelerating technological advances, population changes across many dimensions, greater economic, social and climate volatility and the changing nature of the workplace are but some of the pressures on universities to transform to meet the needs of a digital world. In … Continue reading Navigating to the Future: A University Roadmap to Deliver 21st Century Skills

Going for Impact: Lessons from Piloting Completion Grants at Nine Universities

For low-income students, lacking a small amount of money can determine if they stay in college or drop out. Even when students receive financial aid, financial challenges throughout the student journey do not disappear. That’s why, in 2016, USU in … Continue reading Going for Impact: Lessons from Piloting Completion Grants at Nine Universities

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