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 24, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Inside Higher Ed article "A Sting and a Sham College." (Read

May 18, 2016
AASCU Advisory on the Overtime Rule (Read

May 12, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Huffington Post article "An Obama Policy 'To Help Students and Taxpayers' Is In Danger of Not Happening." (Read

May 10, 2016
Coalition letter to House and Senate Appropriations Chairs Calling on Them to Project Proposals That Interfere with CFPB's Authority on Mandatory Arbitration (Read

For more Federal Policy Actions, visit Federal Policy section


AASCU State Policy Actions

May 27, 2016
AASCU EdLines 27 May 2016 (Read)

May 26, 2016
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in The Washington Post article "States that tie higher education funding to performance have it all wrong, report says." (Read

May 25, 2016
AASCU releases Policy Matters brief "The Promises and Pitfalls of State Free Community College Plans." (Read

May 23, 2016
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in Worcester Business Journal "Schools Using 4+1 programs to lure students." (Read

May 23, 2016
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in Inside Higher Ed article "What's the Matter with Kansas Budget Cuts." (Read

May 22, 2016
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in The Chronicle of Higher Education article "Where Does the Regional State University Go From Here?" (Read

May 14, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Washington Post article "Nine universities on one campus? It's real. It's here. And it could be higher ed's future." (Read)

For more State Policy Actions, visit State Policy section.

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