Government Relations and Policy Analysis

Effective public policy is vital to sustaining a high-quality, affordable and accessible American public higher education system. AASCU serves as a valued resource to its members and stakeholders throughout the nation by providing both federal and state policy research, analysis and advocacy for sound public policy that advances higher education across the United States.

This site contains AASCU’s Public Policy Agenda—an annual summary of the association’s top federal and state higher education policy priorities—as well as continuous updates, resources and publications on policy issues central to maintaining the world’s best quality and most accessible higher education system.

 

AASCU Federal Policy Actions

May 24, 2015
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Philadelphia Inquirer article "Wilmington U. edges toward Pa. with plans for 202 campus." (Read)

May 21, 2015
AASCU Advisory on HEA Working Groups/Veterans In-State Tuition (Read)

May 20, 2015
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Washington Times article "Senate would put colleges on the hook for student loan default." (Read

May 18, 2015
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Buzzfeed article "The Problem with Too Big to Fail Colleges." (Read)

May 15, 2015
Advisory on Campus Sexual Assault Legislation and Proposed Rule on Cash Management/Debit Cards (Read)

May 15, 2015
Coalition Letter on Campus Accountability and Safety Act (CASA) (Read)

May 14, 2015
Letter to House Ed and Workforce Committee and Higher Education Subcommittee Chairs and Ranking Members regarding the Campus Accountability and Safety Act CASA (Read

May 14, 2015
Letter to Senate HELP Committee Chair Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) regarding the Campus Accountability and Safety Act (CASA) (Read)

For more Federal Policy Actions, visit Federal Policy section


AASCU State Policy Actions

May 7, 2015
AASCU's Daniel Hurley quoted in The Atlantic article "Bobby Jindal, Budget Cuts, and the Uncertain Fate of Louisiana's Universities." (Read)

May 7, 2015
AASCU's Daniel Hurley quoted in Chronicle of Higher Education story "Why No Autonomy Means All Pain, No Gain for Wisconsin University System." (Read)  

April 29, 2015
AASCU's Daniel Hurley quoted in The Huffington Post story "Wisconsin Universities Aren't Waiting for a Budget Before Starting Big Layoffs." (Read)

April 28, 2015
AASCU's Daniel Hurley quoted in Yahoo! story "Professor Fails Entire College Class that 'Disgusted' Him (Read)

April 26, 2015
AASCU's Daniel Hurley quoted in The Detroit News article "College Graduation Rates Lag in Michigan." (Read)

For more State Policy Actions, visit State Policy section.

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