ERIC Number: ED329184
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Public Policy Agenda 1991.
American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.
This document articulates the directives of the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AASCU) in achieving its major goal of providing citizens with equal opportunity for access to a college education. Based on the policy directives of the AASCU Board of Directors and the recommendations of the Council of State Representatives, the policy agenda focuses on four major issues: educational opportunity and achievement; higher education finance; economic and community development; and international policy issues relating to AASCU institutions. Major AASCU's priority directives include: (1) providing policy analyses on student aid issues and promoting balanced financial support to encourage greater participation by disadvantaged students underrepresented in college enrollment; (2) seeking alternate ways to fund public higher education; (3) advocating public responsibility for the support of education; and (4) supporting proposals to increase or reallocate funding that may benefit AASCU's students and institutions. Helping public colleges and universities identify, plan, implement and evaluate processes to address and solve local, regional, state and national economic problems has been identified as an economic and community development priority. International priorities include supporting Title VI of the Higher Education Act of 1965, with increased emphasis on internationalizing the campus and curriculum at AASCU's member institutions. (LPT)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Agenda Setting, Educational Finance, Educational Opportunities, Educationally Disadvantaged, Equal Education, Financial Aid Applicants, Higher Education, Policy Formation, Political Influences, Public Colleges, Public Policy, State Colleges, State Federal Aid, State Universities, Student Financial Aid
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: American Association of State Colleges and Univs