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.


September 4, 2015
AASCU EdLines 4 September 2015 (Read)

September 2, 2015
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in Chronicle of Higher Education article "How One State Reduced In-State Tuition for Undergrads." (Read)

August 30, 2015
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Orange County Register article "Community college district's Saudi outreach draws fire." (Read)

August 29, 2015
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Chicago Tribune article "University of Illinois endures summer of scandals." (Read)

August 28, 2015
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Oregonian article "Portland State's $100 million donor disaster: what's next" (Read)

August 27, 2015
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian op-ed in USA Today "Tell States to do their share: Opposing view." (Read)

August 27, 2015
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in Portland Tribune story "For-profit schools getting a hall pass as state watchdog plays hooky." (Read)

August 21, 2015
AASCU EdLines 21 August 2015 (Read)

August 19, 2015
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in the Dayton Beach News-Journal story "Daytona State College looks to lower college tuition." ( Read)

August 17, 2015
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in Reuters article "Eying 2016, Republicans hail 'historic' Washington state tuition cuts." ( Read)

August 16, 2015
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Wisconsin State Journal article "Mergers make future uncertain for some small UW-Madison departments." ( Read)

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

July 2, 2015
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in Christian Science Monitor article "Dramatic cuts to tuition in Washington state: Will other states follow?" ( Read)

July 2, 2015
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch radio interview on KSRO, Sonoma County, CA ( Read

June 30, 2015
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in The Seattle Times story " 'Historic' tuition cut sets state apart from rest of U.S." ( Read)

June 30, 2015
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in The Associated Press story "Washington Legislature Cuts State Tuition by 15-20 Percent." ( Read)

June 29, 2015
AASCU cited in The Seattle Times article "Legislature OKs new budget with rare tuition cuts and pay raises for teachers." ( Read)

June 11, 2015
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Associated Press article "Scott Walker takes on higher education in Wisconsin." ( Read

June 8, 2015
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Philadelphia Inquirer story "Report: 3 Penn State exes paid $4.1 million last year." ( Read)

June 7, 2015
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Journal Gazette article "Huntington Spurs Student Pioneers." ( Read

June 6, 2015
AASCU's Edward Elmendorf and Daniel Hurley quoted in Detroit News article "Michigan's state universities get new advocate." ( Read

June 4, 2015
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in New York Times story "Unions Subdued, Scott Walker Turns to Tenure at Wisconsin Colleges." ( Read)

June 3, 2015
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel story "National focus on UW System sharpening over tenure, governance." ( Read)  

June 3, 2015
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in Inside Higher Ed article "Polytechnic Resurgency?" ( Read)

June 2, 2015
AASCU statement on Texas gun legislation quoted in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram ( Read)

June 1, 2015
AASCU's cited in The Guardian article "Texas lawmakers approve bill to allow guns on campus." ( Read)

May 31, 2015
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in Bloomberg Business article "Guns Heading to Texas Campuses After State Vote." ( Read)

May 28, 2015
AASCU's Dan Hurley quoted in Inside Higher Ed article "Funding Woes." ( Read)

May 26, 2015
AASCU EdLines 26 May 2015 ( Read)

May 7, 2015
AASCU's Daniel Hurley quoted in The Atlantic article "Bobby Jindal, Budget Cuts, and the Uncertain Fate of Louisiana's Universities." ( Read)

May 7, 2015
AASCU's Daniel Hurley quoted in Chronicle of Higher Education story "Why No Autonomy Means All Pain, No Gain for Wisconsin University System." ( Read)  

April 29, 2015
AASCU's Daniel Hurley quoted in The Huffington Post story "Wisconsin Universities Aren't Waiting for a Budget Before Starting Big Layoffs." ( Read)

April 26, 2015
AASCU's Daniel Hurley quoted in The Detroit News article "College Graduation Rates Lag in Michigan." ( Read)

April 24, 2015
AASCU EdLines 24 April 2015 ( Read)

April 22, 2015
AASCU's Daniel Hurley quoted in Inside Higher Ed story "Resign, Please." ( Read)

April 21, 2015
AASCU's Daniel Hurley quoted in Providence Journal story "Experts say Tenn. model for reforming higher education could help other states considering performance-based funding." ( Read)

April 18, 2015
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in Seattle Times story "GOP proposal to slash tuition puts House, Senate at odds." ( Read)

April 1, 2015
AASCU's Dan Hurley quoted in Los Angeles Times story "Universities add degree programs while spurning fad." ( Read

March 30, 2015
AASCU EdLines 30 March 2015 ( Read)

March 26, 2015
AASCU releases "The 2015 Gubernatorial State of the State Addresses and Higher Education." ( Read)

March 13, 2015
AASCU EdLines 13 March 2015 ( Read)

March 11, 2015
AASCU's Daniel Hurley quoted in The Detroit News article "Lake Superior State offers in-state tuition for all." ( Read)

March 8, 2015
AASCU's Daniel Hurley quoted in Los Angeles Times article "Cal State is tightening admissions criteria to control demand." ( Read)

March 2, 2015
AASCU's Daniel Hurley quoted in The Advocate (LA) story "A 'radical' idea for difficult times? Education leaders float idea of privatizing some public universities." ( Read)

February 27, 2015
AASCU Edlines 27 February 2015 ( Read)

February 13, 2015
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Pittsburgh Tribune article "CCAC Allegheny Campus closed after bed bug report." ( Read

February 13, 2015
AASCU EdLines 13 February 2015 ( Read)  

February 11, 2015
AASCU's Dan Hurley quoted in Los Angeles Times article "Should UC system's out-of-state students pay even more?" ( Read)

February 9, 2015
AASCU's Dan Hurley quoted in WUWM article "National Perspectives on Walker's Proposed Budget Cuts." ( Read)

January 10, 2015
AASCU policy brief cited in article University World News article "Sexual assaults, tuition fees and guns on campus on the agenda." ( Read)  

January 9, 2015
AASCU mentioned in Chronicle of Higher Education article "Higher-Ed Groups Seek a More Complete Picture of Post-College Outcomes." ( Read

January 9, 2015

AASCU mentioned in Inside Higher Ed article "Measuring Substance." ( Read)  

January 7, 2015
AASCU releases its 2015 Public Policy Agenda ( Read)

January 6, 2015
AASCU's Daniel Hurley quoted in Wall Street Journal article "Maine's State Colleges Lose Ground." ( Read)

January 6, 2015
AASCU releases Policy Matters brief "Top 10 Higher Education State Policy Issues for 2015" ( Read)

 

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