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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

Global Macrotrends Shaping Higher Education: The Economist Higher Education Forum

      Change in higher education is the new normal. While we have spent a lot of time on this blog discussion innovations within the academy, we also need to understand the macrotrends driving the nature of that change. That’s why USU sponsored the Economist Events Second Annual Higher Education Forum with puts these very trends under the microscope. For our members, there are discounted rates if you register by this Friday, October 9, using promotion code CUSU145 to save $145.  Read on and see what you’ll learn. will take place on October 22nd 2015 at The Apella in … Continue reading Global Macrotrends Shaping Higher Education: The Economist Higher Education Forum

Deep Collaboration Between Campus and Community, Visually Depicted

At the USU Summer meeting, our speakers took a microscope to university-city partnerships and we used a graphic recorder to document their insights and lessons learned. Take a look at the results from three panels. It is an exciting way to share knowledge. The session Leading Change on Campus, as you can see above, taught us that leading change requires engaging with your faculty, staff, students and stakeholders, having a clear plan but a laser focus on execution, ensuring you communicate goals in a form everyone understands, and making course corrections along the way to support your students toward graduation. … Continue reading Deep Collaboration Between Campus and Community, Visually Depicted