Demonstrating how higher education institutions are accountable is essential to the public trust and to showing the value of taxpayers’ investments in student financial aid.
AAU works with the broader higher education community to help ensure the federal government plays an appropriate accountability role. In particular, the accreditation process should play a strong role in maintaining accountability in U.S. higher education and serve as the federal government’s primary indicator of whether an institution is capable of providing a quality education consistent with its mission.
AAU supports differential review that recognizes the academic, administrative, and fiscal condition of the individual institution under review.
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AAU joined ACE and 13 other higher education organizations in sending a letter to the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee expressing concerns regarding the Department of Veterans Affairs’ recent 85-15 policy reset and changes in the requirements for a 35% exemption.