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

November 14, 2018
Coalition letter to House Committee on Veterans' Affairs chair and ranking members regarding implementation of the Veterans Educational Assistance Act (Read

November 7, 2018
AASCU releases "The 2018 Midterm Results & Four Key Takeaways." (Read

November 7, 2018
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Inside Higher Ed article "What a Divided Congress Means for Higher Education." (Read

October 27, 2018
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in CNBC story "These Americans fled the country to escape their giant student debt." (Read

October 23, 2018
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Inside Higher Ed story "For-Profits Stay on Campaign Sidelines." (Read

October 19, 2018
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Harvard Crimson story "Bill That Could Endanger Harvard's Sanctions Won't Pass, Experts Say---Particularly After Blue Wave (Read)  

October 15, 2018
AASCU's Michael Zola quoted in Inside Higher Ed article "Oversight Agenda of A Democratic House." (Read

 

For more Federal Policy Actions, visit Federal Policy Section 


AASCU State Policy Actions

November 14, 2018
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in Omaha World-Herald article "Midyear tuition hikes, cuts to higher education funding in Nebraska not likely." (Read

November 14, 2018
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Insider Louisville story "UofL Hiring Practices at center of Court of Appeals Case." (Read

November 7, 2018
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in The Chronicle of Higher Education story "Scott Walker Is Out. Can a New Governor Save Higher Ed in the Badgers State?" (Read

November 7, 2018
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in The Atlantic story "A Lesson From Montanans' Vote to Tax Themselves to Fund Higher Education." (Read

November 5, 2018
AASCU State Policy Update July-September 2018 (Read



For more State Policy Actions, visit State Policy section.

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