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Association of American Universities, 2020
Association of American Universities (AAU) has been active in institutional and national discussions to help address critical challenges facing research universities in light of COVID-19. On May 1, 2020, AAU hosted a virtual meeting of the campus liaisons for the Undergraduate STEM Education Initiative, The intention of the virtual meeting was to…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, STEM Education, Meetings, COVID-19
Miller, Emily R.; King, Tara – Association of American Universities, 2019
During a 2019 workshop, the American Association of Universities (AAU) convened experts involved in leading, researching, evaluating and funding efforts to transform undergraduate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) teaching across all sectors of higher education. The goal was to synthesize essential issues and challenges in…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, STEM Education, Educational Change, Workshops
Association of American Universities, 2017
This report describes the policies and programs implemented and reported through an institutional survey undertaken by Association of American Universities (AAU) member universities to prevent and respond to campus sexual assault and misconduct. Fifty-five of the 62 leading research universities that comprise AAU's membership completed the survey,…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Rape, Crime Prevention, Crime
Association of American Universities, 2017
In September 2011, the Association of American Universities launched a major initiative to improve undergraduate STEM education. The overall objective was to influence the culture of STEM departments at AAU institutions so that faculty members are encouraged and supported to use teaching practices proven by research to be effective in engaging…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Undergraduate Students, STEM Education, Educational Change
Association of American Universities, 2017
"Essential Questions & Data Sources for Continuous Improvement of Undergraduate STEM Teaching and Learning" is intended to be a useful resource for the individuals and institutions who work together to help foster continuous improvement of undergraduate STEM education. Informed by the broad literature on post-secondary STEM…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, STEM Education, College Instruction, College Faculty
Association of American Universities, 2017
Association of American Universities (AAU) has developed a framework that can guide institutional commitment to using teaching practices shown by research to be effective in STEM education. The framework provides a set of key institutional elements that need to be addressed in order to bring about sustainable change. Different strategies will…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Change Strategies, STEM Education, Undergraduate Study
Association of American Universities, 2015
"Discovery," wrote William Press in a 2013 article in "Science," "leads to technology and invention, which lead to new products, jobs, and industries." Basic, curiosity-driven research continually expands the boundaries of knowledge across fields, providing insights that enrich lives. Such research helps drive the…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Engineering, Financial Support, College Role
Ambargis, Zoë; Mead, Charles Ian; Rzeznik, Stanislaw J.; Swenson, David; Weisenberger, Janet – Association of American Universities, 2014
The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities' (APLU's) Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness, and Economic Prosperity (CICEP) views university contributions to the economy across a spectrum of activity--from educating students and creating the talent necessary for the 21st century workforce to developing innovation ecosystems and…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Land Grant Universities, Economic Development, Economic Impact
Association of American Universities, 2014
In the late 20th and early 21st centuries, universities have increasingly begun to embrace a new model: rather than requiring scholars and students to travel to the home city of the university, they have instead begun to establish new campuses, centers, and programs of their own in other. This profound change in the nature of universities requires…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, School Policy, Colleges
Association of American Universities, 2013
For many decades certain core principles have guided the conduct of teaching, research, and scholarship at American universities, as well as the ways in which these institutions are governed. There is ample evidence that these principles have strongly contributed to the quality of American universities. The principles have also made these…
Descriptors: Educational Principles, Fundamental Concepts, Professional Associations, Institutional Autonomy
Association of American Universities, 2012
Americans are concerned about the cost of a college education and the impact of student loan debt, particularly in difficult economic times. They want a high-quality education, and they want it to be affordable. This two-page brief on student debt is intended to provide context for the conversation about this important issue, particularly with…
Descriptors: Student Loan Programs, Debt (Financial), Consortia, Economic Impact
Association of American Universities, 2012
With the Presidential election two months away, this paper presents a set of actions the Association of American Universities (AAU) believes the President and his Administration can take to advance the partnership between the federal government and research universities--as well as actions that universities themselves need to take to ensure that…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Federal Government, Partnerships in Education, Strategic Planning
Association of American Universities, 2011
This guide includes the following: higher education and related associations; advocacy organizations and coalitions of interest to research universities; explanations of acronyms and terms commonly used in the university community; web links to government resources and agencies; Executive and Legislative Branch offices; and key federal…
Descriptors: Guides, Higher Education, Professional Associations, Resources
Association of American Universities, 2011
University research is a vital building block of the nation's research and development (R&D) enterprise. While U.S. universities perform just 13 percent of total national R&D, they perform 31 percent of the nation's total research--basic and applied--and 56 percent of the nation's basic research. Because there is broad consensus that…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Research and Development, Federal Government, Universities
Association of American Universities, 2011
Federal government agencies provide about $33 billion a year to universities to conduct scientific research. That continuing investment expands human knowledge and helps educate the next generation of science and technology leaders. New discoveries from university research also form the basis for many new products and processes that benefit the…
Descriptors: Productivity, Human Capital, Scientific Research, Private Sector
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