While some higher education regulations are well intentioned and implemented for valid accountability purposes, many of these higher education regulations are not consistent across federal agencies, and/or are inappropriately applied to universities or are out of proportion to the true risks associated with the regulated activity. AAU supports the report issued by the Task Force on Federal Regulation of Higher Education, led by Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nick Zeppos and then-Chancellor Brit Kirwan of the University of Maryland System, and is working with policymakers to implement the report recommendations.
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AAU, ACE, and 35 other organizations in the higher education community sent a letter to the Department of Education on topics that the department should consider as part of its stated intention to pursue negotiated rulemaking on programs under the Higher Education Act.