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

August 2, 2015
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Politico story "Colleges in the 2016 Crosshairs." (Read

July 28, 2015
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Huffington Post article "Obama Ratings Plan to Include Graduates' Earnings Data." (Read

July 28, 2015
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Huffington Post article "Obama's Ed Chief: $1.4 Trillion in Student Debt Isn't That Big of a Deal" (Read

July 16, 2015
Coalition letter to House Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committee leadership on tax extenders (Read

July 16, 2015
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Yahoo! Finance article "Who Killed Heald College?" (Read)

July 13, 2015
AASCU letter to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Student Loan Servicing (Read

July 13, 2015
Coalition letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Student Loan Servicing (Read

July 11, 2015
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Kansas City Star article "Free Speech Finds KU and K-State on Opposite Side." (Read)

For more Federal Policy Actions, visit Federal Policy section


AASCU State Policy Actions

July 19, 2015
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Wisconsin State Journal article "Uncertainty, concern over future of tenure draw national attention to UW System." (Read

July 12, 2015
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in Associated Press story "The name game: Colleges Rebrand to Get More Students." (Read)

July 10, 2015
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in Stateline.org article "From Tenure to 'Yes mean Yes,' Legislators Delve into University Policies." (Read)

July 7, 2015
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in Inside Higher Ed article "New Push for Trustee Training." (Read)

July 4, 2015
AASCU's Dan Hurley quoted in Pittsburgh Tribune-Review article "State-owned universities spend millions in race to snare students. (Read

For more State Policy Actions, visit State Policy section.

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