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

November 17, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Inside Higher Ed article "Panels Says Deregulation for For-Profits Is Likely." (Read

November 16, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Washington Post article "Is the future of for-profit colleges bright under Trump? Maybe not." (Read

November 16, 2016
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in Money article "Now You Can Sell Shares in Yourself to Pay for College." (Read

November 14, 2016
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch presentation to the Midwestern Higher Education Compact on Federal Issues (Read

November 11, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Baltimore Sun "Clash at Hopkins over future of 50-year Humanities Center." (Read

November 11, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in PRI article "With Indian higher ed over crowded, one university tries to move to the U.S." (Read)  

For more Federal Policy Actions, visit Federal Policy section


AASCU State Policy Actions

November 29, 2016
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in U.S. News & World Report article "Reap Benefits of an Accelerated Degree Overseas." (Read

November 26, 2016
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in Associated Press article "Seeking students, public colleges reduce out-of-state tuition levels." (Read

November 22, 2016
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in WABE article "Ga. Colleges Consider Grant Programs to Help Students Finish." (Read

November 17, 2016
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch with Education Counsel on State Authorization (Read


       For more State Policy Actions, visit State Policy section.

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