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In an effort led by the American Council on Education (ACE), more than 60 higher education associations, including AAU, submitted comments in response to the Department of Education's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on Title IX.
AAU submitted comments to the Department of Education on their NPRM on Title IX. In the letter, AAU identified key concerns and requested the department be less prescriptive in their regulations.
President Mary Sue Coleman wrote to Education Secretary DeVos to ask she consider inviting the following individuals to serve on the department’s Accreditation and Innovation negotiated rulemaking committee:  Dr. Wayne Jacobson of the University of Iowa, Dr. Janet Schreck and Dr. Stephen Gange of Johns Hopkins University, and Ms. Lichinia Beltré of Columbia University.
President Mary Sue Coleman wrote to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to express AAU's deep concerns with a proposal reportedly under consideration to limit the definition of an individual’s sex to either female or male as determined by a person’s genitals at birth.
AAU, along with several other higher education associations, wrote to the Education Department to express concerns with the department’s proposal to rescind existing gainful employment regulations and make changes to the College Scorecard.
AAU and 19 other associations wrote to the Education Department to comment on the proposed final rule on borrower defenses to repayment. The letter outlines several concerns and says that as drafted, the proposed rule “would make asserting a successful claim functionally impossible.”
AAU submitted an amicus brief to the National Labor Relations Board in support of the University of Southern California’s appeal challenging the Board’s ruling that adjunct faculty members are eligible to form a collective bargaining unit under the National Labor Relations Act. 

Eighteen associations signed on to the following community letter in response to the June 22, 2017 Federal Register notice for input on regulations that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement, or modification corresponding with Executive Order 13777 "Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda." T

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Civil No. 14-CV-01611 (O’Grady, J.)
The following letters includes comments on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) regarding state authorization for institutions of higher education that offer distance education and state authorization for foreign locations of domestic institutions that was published in the Federal Register on July 25, 2016 (Docket ID ED-2016-OPE-0050).