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Crow to help develop national agenda for public research intensive universities


September 13, 2013

ASU President Michael M. Crow will help lead a committee charged with developing a national agenda for public, research-intensive universities. The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) announced the creation of the Committee of Research Intensive Public Universities to advise the association on key initiatives and policies. 

The APLU is an organization that represents a wide range of American universities and their common interests.

“This is an extremely important time for research-intensive public universities, given the relatively flat federal funding trajectories and the need to focus on research outcomes at our institutions,” Crow said. “I embrace the opportunity to make the voice of research universities heard within the APLU at this critical juncture.”

APLU currently is engaged in several activities of great interest to research-intensive public universities, such as lobbying for federal research funding, indirect cost recovery, public access for publications and commercialization of technology. APLU will obtain the committee’s view on projects of particular interest to research-intensive public universities, and the committee is expected to be of substantive value in stimulating APLU engagement.

Crow is appointed for a one-year term with the option of being reappointed for an additional two years. The new committee includes 14 members.

The APLU is a research, policy and advocacy organization representing 218 institutions in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and four U.S. territories. Founded in 1887, APLU is the nation's oldest higher education association. Annually, member campuses enroll more than 3.8 million undergraduate students and 1.2 million graduate students, award more than 1 million degrees, employ nearly 1 million faculty and staff, and conduct more than $37 billion in university-based research.