ERIC Number: ED333828
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Higher Education Issues in the 102nd Congress. A Guide for College and University Presidents and Government Relations Officers.
American Council on Education, Washington, DC.
This document outlines the issues of importance to higher education that face the 102nd Congress of the United States Government of which three have paramount importance: (1) securing adequate funding of student assistance programs; (2) assuring tax policies which provide maximum incentives to enlarge the nation's technical and professional skills and expand the frontiers of knowledge; and (3) providing steady growth of support for academic science, engineering, and biomedical research. The bulk of the text organizes the issues under the congressional committees handling them beginning with a long section on the Appropriations Committees and the need to set priorities for federal funding to strengthening post secondary opportunity, to support the science, engineering and biomedical research base, and to fund national purpose programs. Other highlights include urging the Commerce Committees to support tort reform to protect institutions of higher education who are often the developers but not the manufacturers of products. The Education and Labor Committees are urged to reauthorize the Higher Education Act and to consider various recommendations regarding that act from the higher education community. The document also suggests that the Finance/Ways and Means Committees consider recommendations regarding taxation of charitable contributions and of institutions. (JB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Biomedicine, Engineering, Federal Aid, Finance Reform, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, National Programs, Political Issues, School Taxes, Science Education, Scientific Research, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Torts
American Council on Education, Division of Governmental Relations, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Washington, DC 20036-1193 (free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Congress 102nd