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Monday, April 6, 2015


AAU & APLU Committees Recommend Principles for University Technology Transfer Policy

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 partners.

RoSusan D. Bartee joins APLU as Interim Vice President, Office for Access and Success

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 (CADE).

Washington Update: Budget Resolution; Food Security; and More

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.

Member Spotlight: University of Kansas Faculty and Student Researchers Are Going Green

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.

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HBCU Student Success Summit Call for Proposals

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.

Public Research Universities and Veterinary Medical College Task Force Praises White House Plan to Address Antibiotic Resistance

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.

Staff Highlight: APLU’s Woodell and Avery Give Presentation at Tech Entrepreneurship Conference

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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Created by Claudia DiMercurio (dimercur@oakland.edu) on Monday, April 6, 2015
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