AASCU is the collective voice of 350 state colleges and universities united by our shared commitment to expand student access, success, and opportunity.
AASCU shapes public policy and strengthens state college and university leaders as they expand student access and success.
We are the collective voice of 350 state colleges, universities, and systems united by our shared commitment to make affordable, high-quality education available to students of all backgrounds, races, and ethnicities.
Our members share a learning- and teaching-centered culture, a historic commitment to underserved student populations, and a dedication to research and creativity that advances their regions’ economic progress and cultural development.
OUR STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS AND GOALS
Our strategic goals are rooted in our commitment to promoting institutional transformation among our members.
- Goal 1: Engage AASCU members in accelerated institutional transformation that optimizes their respective missions and student success goals.
- Goal 2: Advance the mission of AASCU institutions through national policy.
- Goal 3: Collect, analyze, and disseminate data to inform policy and practice.
- Goal 4: Elevate AASCU’s organizational capacity, long-term impact, influence, and leadership.
We are grounded in equitable and inclusive values.
Increasing social and economic mobility by promoting accessible, affordable, and high quality public higher education for students of all backgrounds in particular those who are non-traditional, from lower-income families, or from underrepresented groups.
Committing to programs and policies that help our members position students at the heart of their institutions and that have real-world impact on students’ social and economic mobility.
Fostering innovative strategies that help members think deeply and creatively about the nature of their work and encourage institutional achievement.
Proactively working to understand and respond to the needs of our member institutions and the diverse students and communities they serve.
Enhancing institutional leadership by supporting presidents, chancellors, and campus leaders with professional development opportunities that foster exemplary practices, innovative management, and promote a cadre of diverse future leaders.
Fostering responsible and accountable stewardship of the public trust.