AASCU tracks a number of foundational public policy issues at the state and federal level that are integral to effective campus and system leadership. The association places special focus on ten issues—ranging from college access to veterans education—with timely updates on federal activities affecting these issue areas.

Each of the ten separate Issues pages includes a summary of related AASCU Public Policy Agenda priorities, consisting of federal policy priorities and state policy statements. These are followed by a chronological listing of federal and state AASCU advisories relevant to the given issue. Each issue section is rounded out with links to pertinent national and state reports.