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 submitted comments in response to the NSTC Joint Committee on the Research Environment’s recent request for information seeking input that the administration can use to “maximize the quality and effectiveness of the American research environment.
AAU President Mary Sue Coleman sent congressional leaders a letter urging them to pass H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019
The resource list includes links to key terms, documents, and background materials relating to science and security issues.