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

July 29, 2014
AASCU's Makese Motley quoted in Huffington Post article "Colleges Push Back on Surveys That Could Shed New Light on Sexual Assault (Read

July 24, 2014
AASCU Federal Update on Appropriations, HEA Reauthorization and Other Issues (Read

July 24, 2014
Graph with Higher Education Act bill provisions, from the National College Access Network (Read)

July 18, 2014
Coalition comments to the FCC re: Net Neutrality (Read

 

For more Federal Policy Actions, visit Federal Policy section


AASCU State Policy Actions

July 25, 2014
AASCU EdLines 25 July 2014 (Read)

July 21, 2014
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian op-ed "The Free Tuition Model: Escapism that Ignores the Higher Ed Reality." (Read

July 17, 2014
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in MLive story "College tuition plan would cost students more, not reduce debt (Read

July 17, 2014
AASCU Pay It Forward report described in Chronicle of Higher Education (Read

July 17, 2014
AASCU Pay It Forward report described in Inside Higher Ed (Read

July 17, 2014
AASCU releases Policy Matters brief "The Pay It Forward" College Financing Concept: A Pathway to the Privatization of Public Higher Education." (Read

For more State Policy Actions, visit State Policy section.

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