Committees formed by APLU and the Association of American Universities
(AAU) to examine and affirm university policies and values regarding
innovation, technology transfer, and commercialization today each
released a set of principles and recommendations for institutions. The
groups’ recommendations detail steps universities can take to ensure
that institutional policies align with these principles and are readily
transparent to the public, policymakers, and potential university
RoSusan D. Bartee will serve as APLU’s Interim Vice President, Office for Access and Success (OAS) through December 31, 2015.
Bartee will lead a wide array of APLU projects and initiatives focused
on expanding access and increasing degree completion among minority
students and will also support the work of the Council of 1890
Universities and the Commission on Access, Diversity, and Excellence
The House and Senate have now both passed FY2016 budget resolutions that
include many implications for public higher education. The two chambers
will have a conference when they return from recess in April. In
addition, APLU endorsed the Global Food Security Act of 2015 and joined
several associations and universities in expressing concerns with the
Secret Science Reform Act.
Chlorella Vulgaris sounds like a Disney villainess, but it’s actually
the star of a story that until recently sounded like a fairy tale: use
algae to turn wastewater into clean fuel. But that’s exactly what
University of Kansas faculty and student researchers are doing.
As part of its ongoing effort to increase degree completion rates,
APLU’s Office for Access and Success (OAS) and the APLU Council of 1890
Universities will host the 2nd Annual HBCU Student Success Summit in
Atlanta, Georgia on June 24-27, 2015.
This summit will bring together more than 250 HBCU senior level
administrators, students, faculty and staff to learn about best
practices and develop strategies for historically black institutions to
improve student success. In advance of the Summit, an Advisory Committee
is soliciting proposals for presentations from experienced presenters
on topics relevant to HBCUs. Sessions that include innovative thinking
or approaches to current issues or provide strategies that can be
implemented immediately in a variety of campus settings will be given
preference. Proposals should encourage active learning and audience
engagement, leaving ample time for discussion and interaction. For more
information on submitting a proposal click here.
Lonnie King, chair of the APLU and Association of American Veterinary
Medical Colleges (AAVMC) Task Force on Antibiotic Resistance in
Production Agriculture released the following statement on the unveiling
of the Obama administration’s plan to address antibiotic resistance.
On March 20, Jim Woodell, APLU assistant vice president for innovation
and technology policy, and Jared Avery, APLU associate director for the
Office of Access and Success, gave an ignite presentation at the 2015
VentureWell Open Conference in Washington, DC. The conference was an
intensive two-day event for practitioners of technology entrepreneurship
in higher education.
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