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 20, 2014
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Huffington Post story "U.S. Brokered Bailout of For-Profit Colleges Treat Students 'Like Financial Assets'" (Read)

November 18, 2014
AASCU Federal Update on Veterans In-State Tuition (Read

November 17, 2014
Coalition statement re: Copyright Issues in Higher Education for the Visually Impaired (Read

November 16, 2014
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch Federal Update presentation to the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC) (Read)

November 10, 2014
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch presentation to the Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education (WICHE) Meeting on Higher Education Act Reauthorization (Read

October 30, 2014
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Washington Post story "Obama Administration Issues Rules to Regulate Colleges with Career-Training Programs (Read)

For more Federal Policy Actions, visit Federal Policy section


AASCU State Policy Actions

November 19, 2014
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch presentation to the Association for the Study of Higher Education Council for Public Policy in Higher Education (Read)

November 19, 2014
AASCU's Dan Hurley quoted in Chronicle of Higher Education story "The Plight of the Public Regional College." (Read)

November 17, 2014
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch presentation on Outcomes-Based Funding to the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC) (Read)

November 11, 2014
AASCU Policy Matters "Higher Education and the 2014 Elections" (Read

For more State Policy Actions, visit State Policy section.

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