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

December 9, 2016
AASCU Federal Advisory---Federal Funding, DACA, Ag Committee, Teacher Prep (Read

December 7, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in U.S. News & World Report article "Grads' Earnings Can Contribute to Community College Decisions." (Read

December 5, 2016
AASCU's Letter to President-Elect Trump Re: DACA (Read

December 1, 2016
AASCU Senior Scholar Bill Sederburg quoted in Education Dive article "How Can Institutions Best Make the Case for Higher Ed to Legislators?" (Read

December 1, 2016
AASCU's Michael Zola quoted in Education Dive article "Through the Looking Glass: Higher Ed Experts Weigh In on Industry's Future." (Read

December 1, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Governing article "Why Being a University President Isn't a Stable Job Anymore." (Read

December 1, 2016
GAO Report: Student Loan Forgiveness Will Cost More than $100 Billion (Read

For more Federal Policy Actions, visit Federal Policy section


AASCU State Policy Actions

December 6, 2016
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in Omaha Journal-World article "Colleges Are Offering More Support to Freshman So Their First Year Isn't Their Last." (Read

December 5, 2016
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in Chronicle of Higher Education article "Will Higher Education be 'Trumped' By State Lawmakers?" (Read

November 29, 2016
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in U.S. News & World Report article "Reap Benefits of an Accelerated Degree Overseas." (Read

November 26, 2016
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in Associated Press article "Seeking students, public colleges reduce out-of-state tuition levels." (Read

November 22, 2016
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in WABE article "Ga. Colleges Consider Grant Programs to Help Students Finish." (Read

November 17, 2016
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch with Education Counsel on State Authorization (Read


       For more State Policy Actions, visit State Policy section.

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