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 28, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The New York Times article "Crackdown on For-Profit Colleges May Fee Students and Trap Taxpayers." (Read

August 18, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Atlantic article "A New Effort to Teach Low-Income Students Marketable Skills." (Read

August 18, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Bloomberg story "The Feds Want to Give You Money to Learn to Code. Here's Why That's a Problem." (Read

August 5, 2016
Op-ed by Barmak Nassirian in The Evolllution "Five Steps to Ensuring Program Integrity and Quality in the Wake of the For-Profit Closures." (Read

August 5, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Inside Higher Ed article "Risks of Risk Sharing." (Read

July 29, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Philadelphia Inquirer story "Sanders, Clinton keep college costs in national spotlight." (Read

July 25, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in BBC News story "Would free university tuition work in the US?" (Read)  

For more Federal Policy Actions, visit Federal Policy section


AASCU State Policy Actions

August 28, 2016
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in The Associated Press article "Studies: Illinois' fixed-tuition law drives up others' costs." (Read

August 16, 2016
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in Inside Higher Ed article "Spending Your Tax Dollars." (Read

August 11, 2016
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in South Carolina Free Times story "One Voice: Only USC President Will Address Graduates From Now On." (Read

August 6, 2016
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch presentation to Georgia campus leaders at NCLC state meeting (Read

For more State Policy Actions, visit State Policy section.

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