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.
The 2022 Public Policy Agenda underscores the most compelling policy issues affecting regional comprehensive universities and promotes policies that help our institutions fulfill their unique role in educating America’s workforce and strengthening communities. Each issue has implications at the state, federal, or both levels of policy and law. Accordingly, we provide our state and federal policymakers with specific actions to take going forward.
Economic and Workforce Development for Rural Institutions
STEM Research and Workforce Preparation
Federal Research and Development
Sustainability and Energy Efficiency