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

May 5, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The New York Times story "Students at Fake University Say They Were Collateral Damage in Sting Operation." (Read

May 3, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Atlantic article "When a Classmate is a Former Inmate." (Read

May 3, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Huffington Post article "Education Department Reappoints Top Leader Accused of Harming Students." (Read)  

May 2, 2016
AASCU Letter to the U.S. Department of Education on teacher preparation regulations (Read

May 2, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Politico Morning Edition on federal efforts to combat campus sexual assault (Read)  

April 28, 2016
Coalition letter on teacher preparation regulations (Read

April 27, 2016
Coalition letter to CFPB Director Richard Cordray regarding forced arbitration (Read

April 15, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Military Times article "Few insights for troops and veterans in the government's college finders." (Read

April 14, 2016
Coalition statement on the Pell Grant surplus (Read

 

For more Federal Policy Actions, visit Federal Policy section


AASCU State Policy Actions

May 3, 2016
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in Politico Pro story "Georgia Governor Vetoes Campus Carry Bill, As Debate Shifts to Ohio, Alaska." (Read

May 3, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Marketwatch article "Be like Malia: A Gap Year Can be An Adventure, Service or Time to Fund College." (Read

April 29, 2016
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in Capital Times article "Monday's No Confidence Votes by UW Faculty Part of a Growing Trend Nationwide." (Read

April 29, 2016
AASCU EdLines 29 April 2016 (Read)

April 29, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Atlantic article "'Ban the Box' Goes to College." (Read

April 29, 2016
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in the Iowa City Press-Citizen article "Iowa university presidents: 'Everything is on the Table' for tuition hikes." (Read

April 28, 2016
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in Politico NY article "State Effort to Trim Fat at CUNY Expands to SUNY, but Plan Remains Murky." (Read

For more State Policy Actions, visit State Policy section.

MORE INFO