UIA Executive Director Bridget Burns will serve as a judge for SXSW EDU's eighth annual Launch and Learn by Design competition in Austin this year. Every year, a series of early stage education startups take the stage at SXSW EDU to pitch the work they're doing to industry experts, early adopters, investors, and educators during the eighth annual Launch competition. This year’s finalists include a company that makes an AI-powered companion robot for kids and audio-guided multimodal learning experiences. You can check out the full list of finalists and judges for the event here.
We were thrilled to hear that Paul Quinn College's Michael Sorrell was recently named Higher Ed Dive's President of the Year for such student-centric initiatives such as lowering annual tuition, helping the college become a federally designated work college, and allowing students to work part-time as part of the curriculum. Earlier in 2018, President Sorrell was awarded the inaugural UIA National Award at our first ever National Summit. The speech he gave upon accepting it was was incredibly worthwhile.
An op-ed by UIA Executive Director Bridget Burns was recently featured in the Washington Post. Entitled "College rankings need more focus on graduation rates of low-income students," it highlights the particular challenges college rankings create for college and university leaders and poses a timely solution. Read it here.
Great news! We've extended the deadline for the UIA fellow position at Arizona State University by one week. The new deadline is Friday, July 13th 2018 at 5pm Mountain Time. For more information about this position and how to apply, visit the UIA fellowship program page.
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Great news: we just kicked off our annual round of national recruiting for UIA fellows. The UIA Fellowship is a full-time, paid 12-24 month leadership development program that places top-tier early career professionals with institutions across our eleven member alliance. This year, we're recruiting for UIA fellows at Arizona State University, Ohio State University, University of California Riverside, and University of Central Florida. Get all the details here and spread the word! Note: we're currently recruiting for project fellows as well.
Portland, Ore. – The University Innovation Alliance (UIA) today released the formal agenda for its first ever National Summit for Student Success Innovation and Campus Transformation, which will take place April 3 through April 5, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Summit builds on the Alliance’s commitment to identifying, scaling, and sharing innovations that improve college graduation rates for first-generation college students and those from low-income backgrounds.
The UIA has always been deeply committed to the role of public universities as engines of social mobility, so we were proud last year when UIA institutions did exceptionally well in an important 2017 ranking by the Brookings Institution of which public universitites contribute most to social mobility.
We're delighted to announce that the University Innovation Alliance's first ever National Summit for Student Success Innovation and Campus Transformation will be taking place April 3 through April 5, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia.