AASCU will elevate and transform member institutions through effective public policy and leadership to enable its members to drive regional economic mobility through student access and success while helping to solve their communities’ most pressing challenges.
AASCU is the collective voice of nearly 400 public colleges, universities, and systems that hold students and community at the heart of their mission. The association works to expand student access, success and opportunity, promote world-class teaching and experiential learning tied to career advancement, and support applied research and service that advances economic development and quality of life in communities across the country.
AASCU will focus on five key action areas:
In fulfilling its mission, AASCU is committed to the following core values:
Social Mobility 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.
Student SuccessCommitting 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.
InnovationFostering innovative strategies that help members think deeply and creatively about the nature of their work and encourage institutional achievement.
ServiceProactively working to understand and respond to the needs of our member institutions and the diverse students and communities they serve.
LeadershipEnhancing 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.
AccountabilityFostering responsible and accountable stewardship of the public trust.
Fostering responsible and accountable stewardship of the public trust.
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