• Thought Leadership Partners

    Membership to AASCU’s Thought Leader Council is open to select Diamond- and Platinum-Level Strategic Partners by invitation. The council is a working group comprised of industry leaders whose subject matter expertise and innovative solutions, especially in the areas of institutional transformation and equitable student success, will play a crucial role in public higher education’s future. Participating partners consult with AASCU leadership in an advisory capacity and collaborate with AASCU as event and conference panelists or moderators, on podcasts and other media, and on select white papers, toolkits, and webinars.

    Current council members include:

    • Academic Search
    • Ad Astra
    • EAB
    • TIAA

    Thought Leadership: Educational Resources

    In keeping with AASCU’s commitment to help its members stay abreast of trends in higher education, AASCU looks to its corporate partners to provide subject matter expertise and thought leadership on an array of issues. To this end, AASCU will often collaborate with companies on research, public policy, and member service initiatives that are of value to its members. See below for a list of publications and articles in which AASCU and its partners have offered useful insights on important topics in higher education.

    Change in Higher Education

    The New Normal: Higher Education in a Post-COVID-19 World
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    Perspectives on New Business Models for Public Higher Education
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    Civic Engagement


    Integrating Voter Registration Across Campus Information Technology
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    Faculty Support


    Supporting Faculty Careers and Development During COVID-19 and Beyond
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    Pandemic Response


    The Pandemic Ripple Effect
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    The Pandemic Ripple Effect: What the Data Say About Long-Term Disruption and How to Take Action Now
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    How to Reverse Pandemic Impacts on Student Persistence
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    Student Success & Degree Completion


    Benchmarking the Murky Middle
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    Online Learning at Public Universities
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