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

March 27, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Inside Higher Ed article "Long Road for Regulatory Rollbacks" (Read)

March 22, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Inside Higher Ed article "Do Pell Grants Discourage Marriage?" (Read)

March 16, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Diverse article "Higher Ed Leaders Lambaste Federal Budget Proposal." (Read

March 16, 2017
AASCU Statement on Proposed "Skinny Budget" (Read

March 16, 2017
AASCU Federal Highlights, 11th Week of 115th Congress (Read

March 8, 2017
AASCU quoted in The Chronicle of Higher Education article "Senate Does Away With Obama Teacher-Prep Regulations." (Read

March 7, 2017
Coalition letter to Senate leaders on teacher preparation programs (Read)  

For more Federal Policy Actions, visit Federal Policy section


AASCU State Policy Actions 

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


       For more State Policy Actions, visit State Policy section.

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