• Transparency and Accountability

    AASCU works with a variety of partner organizations to provide innovative tools, metrics and reporting frameworks that member institutions can use to (1) inform data-driven improvement efforts and (2) communicate about their performance to a variety of stakeholders, including students, policy makers and the public.

    Currently, AASCU is engaged in two major initiatives in the area of transparency of accountability:

    • Student Achievement Measure (SAM): The Student Achievement Measure (SAM) is a collaborative effort by six leading higher education associations to enhance transparency and provide the public with a more comprehensive measure of college student progress and completion.

    • Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA): Created in 2007 through a partnership between the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and AASCU, the Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA) promotes greater accountability through accessible, transparent and comparable information on public four-year institutions of higher education.
  • CONTACT US

    • Tom Harnisch
      Director of State Relations and Policy Analysis
      (202) 478-4660
    • Emily Parker
      Senior Associate, Research and Policy
      (202) 478-4659
    • Amanda Cook
      Program Manager, Academic Leadership and Change
      (202) 478-4693