State Policy

In its efforts to promote sound public policy and institutional practice affecting higher education, AASCU conducts research and analysis, produces publications, and provides advocacy on a variety of state higher education policy issues.

To subscribe to AASCU's free higher education policy publications series (Policy Matters, Perspectives, and Edlines), click here.
For inquiries involving state higher education policy or institutional practices, contact Thomas Harnisch, Director, State Relations and Policy Analysis.


 

September 14, 2016
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in The Mercury News article "While debt soars to $17 billion, University of California considers new policy on borrowing." (Read

September 14, 2016
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in The Hechinger Report article "As economy rebounds, state funding for higher education isn't bouncing back." (Read

September 12, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The GW Hachet article "District House residents deal with post-construction glitches." (Read

September 9, 2016
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in Inside Higher Ed article "Wyoming's Wild Ride." (Read

September 2, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Baltimore Sun article "Some small Maryland colleges see large enrollment drops over 5 years." (Read)

September 1, 2016
AASCU research cited in MLive article "Treatment of sexual assault victims 'appalling,' says Michigan's first lady ahead of summit." (Read

August 28, 2016
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch presentation to Ohio student leaders at the National Campus Leadership Council (Read

August 28, 2016
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in The Associated Press article "Studies: Illinois' fixed-tuition law drives up others' costs." (Read

August 16, 2016
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in Inside Higher Ed article "Spending Your Tax Dollars." (Read

August 11, 2016
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in South Carolina Free Times story "One Voice: Only USC President Will Address Graduates From Now On." (Read

August 6, 2016
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch presentation to Georgia campus leaders at NCLC state meeting (Read

August 5, 2016
AASCU EdLines 5 August 2016 (Read)

July 31, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Hartford Courant story "Almost Three-Quarters of CSCU Grads Get Jobs in Connecticut." (Read

July 29, 2016
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in Politico Pro morning education "Campus Carry, Texas Style." (Read

July 22, 2016
AASCU EdLines 22 July 2016 (Read)

July 21, 2016
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in Education Dive story "3 Strategies to Make the Case for Increased Budget Appropriations." (Read

July 19, 2016
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in The Oregonian article "University of Oregon passes $1 billion fundraising mark, has $1 billion to go." (Read

July 16, 2016
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch presentation to the HBCU Executive Media Training Institute (View Presentation

July 12, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Penn Live article "Penn State insurance filings fill in a few more blanks in the Jerry Sandusky sage, but not nearly all" (Read)

July 8, 2016
AASCU EdLines 8 July 2016 (Read)

July 4, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Boston Globe article "Gun Industry Lobbying Groups Has Funded More Than 100 College Shooting Clubs." (Read

July 1, 2016
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in The Chronicle of Higher Education article "How Does a State College Survive, and Thrive, on Emergency Funding." (Read

June 24, 2016
AASCU EdLines 24 June 2016 (Read)

June 16, 2016
AASCU Webinar with Turbovote on voting and civic engagement (View

June 10, 2016
AASCU EdLines 10 June 2016 (Read)

June 4, 2016
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch presentation to the National Campus Leadership Council Conference (Read

June 1, 2016
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in Arkansas Democrat-Gazette article "ASU System Lines Up Tuition, Fee Increases." (Read

May 31, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassiran quoted in MinnPost article "Will a $2,000 tuition hike hurt the U's ability to recruit students from out of state?" (Read

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)

May 13, 2016
AASCU EdLines 13 May 2016 (Read)

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

April 15, 2016
AASCU EdLines 15 April 2016 (Read)

April 11, 2016
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch interviewed in Ball Bearings Magazine (Ball State University) "The Price of College and the Consequences of Less Funding." (Read)  

April 11, 2016
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in Ball Bearings Magazine (Ball State University) article "Our Money, Their Secret: Students Continue to Pay More for a College Education, But Know Less About the Financing of Their University (Read

April 3, 2016
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in The Chronicle of Higher Education story "Unionizing Pays Big Dividend for Professors at Regional Public Universities." (Read

April 1, 2016
AASCU EdLines 1 April 2016 (Read)

April 1, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in LA Independent article "California Judge Orders Schools to Pay $1.1 Billion in Damages." (Read

April 1, 2016
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in U.S. News & World Report story "Colleges Look to Out of State Students for Cash." (Read

March 31, 2016
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in Chronicle of Higher Education story "Why the Budget Stalemate in Illinois is Hitting One University Especially Hard." (Read

March 28, 2016
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in Arkansas Democrat-Gazette article "Two colleges look at UA System Possibilities." (Read

March 27, 2016
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in Wisconsin State Journal story "Changes to Tenure, Budget, and Regents show extent of Scott Walker's impact on UW." (Read

March 18, 2016
AASCU EdLines 18 March 2016 (Read)

March 16, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Diverse story "Many Colleges Financial Outreach Coming at Pell Grant Students' Expense." (Read

March 15, 2016
AASCU State Policy Advisory: The 2016 Gubernatorial State of the State Addresses and Higher Education (Read

March 11, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in National Public Radio story "At Calif. campuses, A Test for Free Speech, Privacy, and Cybersecurity." (Read

March 11, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in The Baltimore Sun article "As college student poverty grows, so do food pantries." (Read

March 10, 2016
AASCU's Barmak Nassirian quoted in Associated Press article "UW Regents approve tenure changes." (Read

March 4, 2016
AASCU EdLines 4 March 2016 (Read)

March 3, 2016
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in The Tennessean article "Students Speak Out Against Tennessee guns-on-campus bill." (Read

February 21, 2016
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in The Telegraph (Ga.) article "Campus Carry Bill set for vote in Georgia House Monday." (Read

February 19, 2016
AASCU EdLines 19 February 2016 (Read)

February 10, 2016
AASCU President Muriel Howard testimony on Maryland Senate Bill 332 (Read

February 5, 2016
AASCU EdLines 5 February 2016 ( Read)

January 26, 2016
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in Diverse article "Campus Gun Laws Met with Opposition from Legislature." (Read

January 26, 2016
AASCU cited in The Huffington Post article "Report Reveals Terrifying Flaws in College Campus Gun Laws." (Read

 January 25, 2016
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in Stateline article "The High Cost of Higher Education" (Read

January 22, 2016
AASCU EdLines 22 January 2016 (Read)

January 14, 2016
AASCU releases "Top 10 Higher Education State Policy Issues for 2016" (Read

January 14, 2016
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in Inside Higher Ed article "Planned Breakup in Tennessee." (Read

January 11, 2016
AASCU's report on state sexual assault legislation cited in The Michigan Daily article "Michigan Legislature Lags in Sexual Assault Policy." ( Read

January 8, 2016
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in Iowa City Press-Citizen story "Herreld will continue to answer his critics via email." (Read

January 8, 2016
AASCU's Thomas Harnisch quoted in Politico story "Trump labels students 'bait' for shooters, joining national push for guns in school." Read

January 8, 2016
AASCU EdLines 8 January 2016 (Read)

January 3, 2016
AASCU's report on campus sexual assault quoted in the Detroit Free Press (Read)  

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