The Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU)
November 2016 Newsletter
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From the Executive Director
We want to thank everyone  who attended and participated in the USU Urban Track at the 129th Annual USU/APLU Meeting in Austin, TX. The panels on Disruptive Change & Scaling what works, Off-Campus Community Safety Partnerships and Building a More Diverse Scientific Workforce really demonstrated the depth and scope of work USU engages in. 
The Turning Points; From Setbacks to Success competition and conference session, a partnership with APLU and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was a tremendous success. Congratulations to the winners, Morgan State University, University of Memphis, and Western Michigan University, for sharing their stories. Congratulations also goes to Jackson State University, University of Arizona, and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, which won honorable mention in the competition.

Save the date for the USU Summer Meeting on July 20 - 21, 2017. Next year we will be in Atlanta, GA co-hosted by Georgia State University. More details will be coming soon. We look forward to seeing you there for the exciting new agenda!

Click here to enjoy our winning video submissions for the session Turning Points: From Setbacks to Success. And click here for our honorable mentions. 

USU in the News
University of Maryland, Baltimore County's support for their STEM graduate students from underrepresented groups is being featured as a national model.

San Jose State University has received funds from the Koret Foundation to support student success initiatives, including the SJSU’s Four Pillars of Student Success.

UNC Charlotte’s Department of Police and Public Safety (PPS) has been awarded accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. (CALEA).

At this year's 2016 APLU Annual Meeting three USU members received prestigious awards; Portland State University, the C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award, Arizona State University, the Innovation and Economic Prosperity Universities Connections Award, and the University of California, Riverside, the Project Degree Completion Award

Also, Mildred García, President of California State University, Fullerton has received the Region VI President’s Award.

USU Advisory
Our thoughts and condolences go out to the staff, faculty, administration, and students of our member institution, The Ohio State University. Click here for a statement on the recent public safety incident.

And also, our deepest sympathy to the family, friends, and co-workers of Wayne State University Police K9 Officer Collin Rose who has died from a gunshot wound while on duty.

USU Contacts
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A full list of USU Contacts, including presidents/chancellors, main contacts, and strands. 


USU Blog Opportunities
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We encourage you to share your innovations, case studies, reports, guest posts, videos, interviews, infographics, and more.
Faculty Reward Structures and Engaged Scholarship Issue
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The article focuses on practical and diverse approaches to the challenge of integrating engaged scholarship into academic culture and policies.
Shared Spaces Journal Issue
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This latest issue focuses on the impact of shared learning spaces on communities and what approaches higher education institutions have taken to promote “shared space for shared work.”

latest from the blog:

What’s the Value of Public Higher Education?

In times of uncertainty, it’s helpful to take a step back and reflect upon our core values and mission. Why are we here? What do we do best? What have we accomplished, and what do we hope to achieve in the future?

Read on »
July 20 - 21, 2017: 12th USU Summer Meeting, Atlanta, GA

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