October 15th NASPA Policy Update
This post provides relevant higher education policy updates for student affairs professionals between 10/09/2018 and 10/15/2018.
Crystal Balls and Casting Runes: Predictions for HEA Reauthorization in the 116th Congress
Despite the fact that it’s only October and there are still a couple of months left in the 115th Congress, it’s now clear that reauthorization of the Higher Education Act will continue to be delayed. Having been passed out of committee on a party-line vote last December, the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform (PROSPER) Act – a partisan reauthorization bill written by Republican leadership of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce – remains unlikely to be brought up for a full vote on the House floor. Similarly, several hearings and statements by Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee leadership from both parties asserted that HEA reauthorization would be a priority in 2018, but for talks around a bipartisan bill collapsed in the late spring and early summer of 2018. The continued delay is unfortunate as there are much-needed updates to our nation’s signature higher education law, but it does provide the opportunity for a fresh start in both the House and Senate and the prospect of a more bi-partisan process for legislation in the 116th Congress. This post by NASPA director of policy research and advocacy Teri Lyn Hinds will discuss what the future of HEA might be in the 116th Congress as well as identify policy proposals NASPA will be working to promote with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to improve outcomes for students and student affairs professionals under the next reauthorization.
October 8th NASPA Policy Update
This post provides relevant higher education policy updates for student affairs professionals between 10/02/2018 and 10/08/2018.
The Real Costs of Title IX Rollbacks: In Conversation with OMB
Yesterday, NASPA staff members were busy advocating on behalf of student affairs professionals in the public policy arena. Dr. Stephanie Gordon, Vice President of Professional Development; Dr. Jill Dunlap, Director for Research and Practice; Teri Lyn Hinds, Directory of Policy and Advocacy; and Allison Tombros Korman, Senior Director of Culture of Respect, met with staff from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Department of Education about the changes to Title IX proposed by the Department of Education in its leaked Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. The goal of the meeting was to discuss the financial impact of those proposed changes on institutions, student affairs professionals and ultimately students. This blog will outline what OMB is and how that office interacts with Title IX regulations.
October 1st NASPA Policy Update
This post provides relevant higher education policy updates for student affairs professionals between 9/25/2018 and 10/01/2018.