Research universities are complex institutions affected by a large scope of federal policies. AAU and its members engage and work with Congress and Executive Branch departments and agencies to shape policies and federal investments affecting students, faculty, and the ability of research universities to achieve their educational missions of teaching, research, and service. Key Issues are the primary areas in which AAU engages federal policymaking.
AAU President Barbara R. Snyder sent a letter urging Congressional leaders to avoid a year-long CR and pass an omnibus bill before the new year.
AAU submitted written testimony for the record for the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, and Border Safety hearing on “Strengthening our Workforce and Economy through Higher Education and Immigration.”
As lawmakers consider measures related to securing federally funded research data and intellectual property, it is important to understand the current state of play for research security in the country to avoid new requirements that are duplicative, unnecessary, or counterproductive
AAU joined ACE and other higher education associations in submitting joint comments in response to the Dept. of Education’s proposed changes to Title IX regulations.