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 joined the American Council on Education and 38 other higher education associations in filing an amicus brief in support of Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the pending Supreme Court cases involving the use of race-conscious admissions.