This memorandum to federal policymakers represents a compilation of responses received from AAU Senior Research Officers concerning the need to extend regulatory flexibilities granted to federal research agencies and to universities by the Office of Management in Budget in response to issues arising for the conduct of research resulting from COVID-19.
AAU joined ACE and 13 other organizations on a letter to the Education Department urging them to delay the implementation of the recently published Title IX rule, “Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance.”
AAU, ACE, and 8 other higher education associations sent a letter to the seven chairs and ranking member of the House committees in follow up to the letter sent to Secretary DeVos on Section 117.
AAU sent a letter to Senate leaders urging them to quickly confirm Sethuraman Panchanathan as the director of the National Science Foundation
AAU, EDUCASE, and 27 other associations today sent letters to House and Senate leaders urging them to address the needs of college and university students as they work to address issues with student broadband access and improve the nation’s broadband infrastructure.
AAU joined ACE and 42 other higher education organizations on a letter to Senate leaders to urge them to “make public and private nonprofit colleges and universities eligible for the paid sick and family leave refundable tax credit created in the ‘Families First Coronavirus Response Act’ (FFCRA).”
AAU, together with ACE and other higher education organizations, sent a letter to Senate leaders requesting them to address issues related to the Labor Department’s recent guidance on implementing emergency unemployment relief provisions in the CARES Act.
AAU joined ACE and other higher education organizations on a letter to Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee leaders to request the expansion of the Federal Reserve’s Main Street Lending Program to nonprofit organizations, including nonprofit public and private colleges and universities.
AAU recently joined ACE and 64 other higher education organizations on a letter to Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee leaders urging them to expand the Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program to explicitly include all nonprofit and public colleges and universities.
AAU joined ACE and 81 other higher education organizations on a letter to congressional leaders to reiterate their April 9 request for an additional $46.6 billion to address near-term financial needs on campus.