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

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

(Re)Connect to College – Working with “Stop-out” Students in Cleveland

Cleveland State University (CSU) and College Now Greater Cleveland are collaborating on a project called (Re)Connect to College – aimed at helping stop-out students to return to the University and earn their degrees. Ohio has a statewide goal of increasing … Continue reading (Re)Connect to College – Working with “Stop-out” Students in Cleveland

The Future Ready Campus: Opportunities + Outcomes = Student Success

How can we connect student success outcomes, return on investment, and strategic resource allocation in a way that sustains the innovations that are necessary to support the success of the next generation of college students? The above core question was … Continue reading The Future Ready Campus: Opportunities + Outcomes = Student Success

California State University, Fresno Collaborates with Fresno Unified School District to Support Successful Transitions to College Mathematics

California State University, Fresno, was one of 12 members of the Collation of Urban Serving Universities to receive a Collaborative Opportunity Grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. CSU Fresno’s “Transition to Success: Mathematics” project, funded by this grant, … Continue reading California State University, Fresno Collaborates with Fresno Unified School District to Support Successful Transitions to College Mathematics

Web-Based Toolkit Helps Universities Advance Community Health Equity

More than 60 million Americans live in areas without enough health care providers to meet demand – primarily in minority and low-income communities, where residents are less likely to be insured and suffer disproportionately from chronic disease. The lack of … Continue reading Web-Based Toolkit Helps Universities Advance Community Health Equity

Bridge to the Future: CSUN Puts College on the Agenda for Canoga Park High School Students

In Canoga Park, a community in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley, many students at Canoga Park High School aren’t planning to attend for college. Most are low-income, many are first-generation immigrants, and some come from families whose members have less … Continue reading Bridge to the Future: CSUN Puts College on the Agenda for Canoga Park High School Students

A Boot Camp for Innovation in Bioscience: LABioStart

Entrepreneurs play a critical role in our economy. The innovations they develop have a cascading effect on job creation, standards of living, and growth in related industries. Teaching talented individuals to become entrepreneurs themselves and supporting them as they launch … Continue reading A Boot Camp for Innovation in Bioscience: LABioStart