Supporting Minority Postdocs

Nearly 50 years ago, the National Academies described postdocs as the “invisible university,” because their contributions to cutting-edge research often went unrecognized. Or, as Adam Ruben bluntly describes it in Science: the postdoc is “a time-honored tradition of academics, research, and stagnant purgatorial nonprogression.” Continue reading Supporting Minority Postdocs

Leaders and entrepreneurs gather to tackle urban challenges at CEOs for Cities National Meeting

As a university leader, how can you be sure that students are getting the skills they need to keep up with the rapidly-changing job market? What role should universities play in reducing inequality in the community? How can universities collaborate … Continue reading Leaders and entrepreneurs gather to tackle urban challenges at CEOs for Cities National Meeting

Collaborating for Change Launched: Watch it Here

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU)  launched Collaborating for Change: Analyzing New Approaches for Student Success, Thursday, March 31 from 2:00-4:00 p (EST) at the National Press Club. Goldie Blumenstyk, senior writer at the Chronicle of Higher Education, moderated presentations from three public urban universities.  Mark Becker, President of Georgia State University opened the event. Featured institutions and university representatives include: Mark Rosenberg, president of Florida International University (FIU), and his team will discuss far-reaching efforts that include a focus on gateway courses and deep roots into the Miami-Dade public schools … Continue reading Collaborating for Change Launched: Watch it Here

Educators Are Pitch Perfect in $165,000 Advising Innovation Competition

Maybe you missed it at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.  A  competition developed by APLU and the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU) that had academic leaders pitching student success innovations to win $165,000, that day. The payoff?  Making their idea a campus reality to energize student success efforts to move thousands of students across the finish line to degree completion. Now you can see it here as well as a panel discussion with leaders from the philanthropies that funded the pitch competition.  The panelists discuss key elements of student success and the higher education … Continue reading Educators Are Pitch Perfect in $165,000 Advising Innovation Competition

Pitch Competition to Award $160,000 to Fund Student Success Innovations

Campus leaders are used to seeking funds for new ideas.  But venturing into a shark tank like environment to find financing is a risky venture for even the boldest campus innovators.  Still that’s what leaders from six public research institutions will do when the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU) present Innovation Challenge Pitch:Student Success 3.0, on Tuesday, November 17,from 9-11:30 AM (EST) at the APLU Annual Meeting, Delivering the Future, in Indianapolis, IN. At stake is $160,000 in innovation funds to be awarded that day, by a panel of judges, before a live internet audience and … Continue reading Pitch Competition to Award $160,000 to Fund Student Success Innovations