State Policy

In its efforts to promote sound public policy and institutional practice affecting higher education, AASCU conducts research and analysis, produces publications, and provides advocacy on a variety of state higher education policy issues.

To subscribe to AASCU's free higher education policy publications series (Policy Matters, Perspectives, and Edlines), click here.
For inquiries involving state higher education policy or institutional practices, contact Thomas Harnisch, Director, State Relations and Policy Analysis.


 

July 23, 2017
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in Inside Higher Ed article "State Funding Cuts Matter." (Read

July 20, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Iowa City Press-Citizen article "University of Iowa seeking firms to help with employment review." (Read

July 17, 2017
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in Education Dive article "Getting Resourceful: How Administrators Can Generate Alternative Revenue Streams." (Read

July 17, 2017
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in Pittsburgh Tribune-Review article "Chancellor of Pennsylvania state-owned universities to retire." (Read

July 16, 2017
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch and Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Mercury News article "Silicon Valley investors embrace a new vision of college." (Read

July 11, 2017
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article "Consultant releases recommendations for struggling state universities." (Read

July 2, 2017
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in Omaha World-Herald article "Creighton committee aims to clarify sexual assault policies." (Read

June 26, 2017
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch joint presentation with APLU at the APLU Council on Student Affairs (Read

June 20, 2017
AASCU joint presentation with APLU for ACUHO-I Annual Conference and Exposition (Read)

June 14, 2017
AASCU' Barmak Nassirian quoted in Diverse article "Boston Bridge Program Aims to Put College Within Residents' Reach." (Read)   

June 7, 2017
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in Inside Higher Ed story "Swift and Silent Exits." (Read

June 2, 2017
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in Physics Today article "Illinois budget damaging state universities." (Read

May 29, 2017
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution story "Georgia lawmaker uses power of the purse to influence colleges." (Read)  

May 28, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Kansas City Star article "University of Missouri struggles to rebuild image after hits to reputation, enrollment." (Read

May 24, 2017
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in Inside Higher Ed story "Angst Over Middle-Class Aid." (Read

May 21, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The State article "'Trump effect' causes drop in international applications in USC, Clemson." (Read

May 19, 2017
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in Delta Sky Magazine article "Higher Education in the Fast Lane." (Read

May 17, 2017
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in University Business article "Performance pays in higher ed." (Read

May 11, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Associated Press article "New York's Free College Plan Touted as a Model for Nation." (Read

May 6, 2017
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in The State article "USC offers $84 million in tuition breaks to out-of-state students." (Read

May 5, 2017
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in St. Louis Public Radio story "A look at how Missouri will spend $27.8 billion, should Gov. Greitens approve." (Read

May 3, 2017
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in Stateline.org article "Why Some States are Making Short-Term Training Free." (Read

May 2, 2017
AASCU' Thomas Harnisch quoted in Diverse article "Top Colleges Urged to Boost Percentage of Pell Grant students." (Read

April 30, 2017
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in The Chronicle of Higher Education article "Public Regional Colleges Never Die. Can They Be Saved?" (Read)

April 29, 2017
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in WWL article "LA spends less money on higher-ed students than any other state" (Read)

April 28, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Inside Higher Ed article "Purdue's Bold Move" (Read)

April 25, 2017
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch Presentation at ACUHO-I Mid-Managers's Leadership Institute. (Read

April 21, 2017
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in Diverse article "Colleges' Reliance on Tuition Revenue Growing" (Read)

April 20, 2017
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in The Anniston Star article "JSU signs student transfer agreements with Gadsden State." (Read)

April 17, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Inside Higher Ed article "NY's Tuition-Free Dream Meets Details" (Read)

April 17, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Associated Press article "Will free college offer catch fire? NYC details raise doubts" (Read)

April 15, 2017
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article "Cheaper competition makes it tough for PA state system schools" (Read

April 14, 2017
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in The News Star article "Here's how much Louisiana college leaders get paid" (Read)

April 10, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Diverse article "Experts: NY Free-College Model Positive, Not Perfect" (Read)

April 6, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Hechinger Report article "Idaho Gives Education Money Directly to Teenagers to Manage Themselves" (Read)

March 31, 2017
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in WUSF article "High School Math, Science, and Foreign Languages: At Risk from Computer Coding?" (Read)

March 30, 2017
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in The Village Sun Times article "GOP changes Governor's free college tuition plan" (Read)

March 27, 2017
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in Inside Higher Ed article "Are Mergers in Pennsylvania Higher Ed's Future?" (Read)

March 13, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article "State System's universities struggling to retain students, but rates vary." (Read)  

March 13, 2017
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in The Associated Press article "Southern Republican governor leading free tuition movement." (Read

March 11, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Iowa City Press-Citizen article "Should Iowa universities form their own PACs." (Read

March 8, 2017
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in U.S. News and World Report story "More Public Colleges Start Tuition-Free Programs." (Read)

March 8, 2017
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in The Chronicle of Higher Education story "Republican State Lawmakers Seek to Ban 'Sanctuary' Campuses." (Read

March 6, 2017
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in U.S. News & World Report article "Washington's 'Cross-Pollination' of Business Blossoming." (Read

March 5, 2017
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in The Morning Call (Pa.) article "Should students still apply to a PASSHE schools? 'Absolute,' says PASSHE. (Read

March 3, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Iowa City Press-Citizen article "UI's next move could be tuition hike." (Read

February 28, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Iowa City Press-Citizen story "Should IU have been offering so many legacy scholarships?" ( Read

February 28, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Market Watch article "Why colleges mistakenly accept (and then reject) students year after year."  Read)

February 25, 2017
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in The Associated Press article "Pink Slips May Await Some Pennsylvania Public Universities." ( Read

February 20, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Newsday article "Cuomo's college tuition plan comes with unclear costs, benefits." ( Read

February 14, 2017
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in The Chronicle of Higher Education article "A System Throws Out Its Search for a New Leader. Now What?" ( Read)

February 14, 2017
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in Omaha World-Herald article "NU isn't alone in facing cuts to state funding, tuition increases." ( Read)

February 12, 2017
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in Arkansas Democrat-Gazette article "State Proposes Free Tuition, Fees for 2-Year Plans." ( Read

January 26, 2016
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article "Chancellor: State System, amid enrollment, financial strain, to eye all options---even mergers or closures." ( Read)  

January 19, 2017
AASCU releases Policy Matters brief "Top 10 Higher Education State Policy Issues for 2017" ( Read

January 11, 2017
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in Wisconsin State Journal story "Scott Walker proposal would be first University of Wisconsin tuition cut in decades." ( Read

January 9, 2017
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in The Oregonian article "Sen. Peter Courtney wants community colleges and universities to merge---if they want to." ( Read

January 3, 2017
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in The Hechinger Report article "Nationwide, state budget cuts disproportionately hit low-income, minority college students." ( Read

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