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

February 21, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Reveal article "For nearly 200 for-profit colleges, taxpayers pay the bills." (Read

February 20, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Spartan Newsroom article "Threatened cut in federal funds would hurt research, low-income students." (Read

February 10, 2017
AASCU's Federal Highlights - 6th Week of the 115th Congress (Read)

February 8, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Inside Higher Ed article "The DeVos Agenda." (Read

February 7, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Diverse article "DeVos Confirmation Fails to End Uncertainty." (Read

February 7, 2017
AASCU Letter to the U.S. House Education and Workforce Committee regarding Teacher Preparation Regulations (Read

February 7, 2017
AASCU Statement on the Confirmation of Betsy DeVos as U.S. Secretary of Education (Read

For more Federal Policy Actions, visit Federal Policy section


AASCU State Policy Actions 

February 20, 2017
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Newsday article "Cuomo's college tuition plan comes with unclear costs, benefits." (Read

February 14, 2017
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in The Chronicle of Higher Education article "A System Throws Out Its Search for a New Leader. Now What?" (Read)

February 14, 2017
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in Omaha World-Herald article "NU isn't alone in facing cuts to state funding, tuition increases." (Read)

February 12, 2017
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in Arkansas Democrat-Gazette article "State Proposes Free Tuition, Fees for 2-Year Plans." (Read


       For more State Policy Actions, visit State Policy section.

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