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  • Law and the Courts

    September 10, 2014

    Memo: Political Campaign Related Activities of and at Colleges and Universities

    This memo is designed to educate campus staff on appropriate ways to become involved in elections, whether hosting an event or volunteering for a campaign.

  • Veterans Legislation

    July 15, 2014

    Q&A on Military Tuition Assistance MOU

    This document, prepared by ACE and the National Association of College and University Business Officers, addresses questions and answers about the Defense Department’s new memorandum of understanding (MOU) on the Military Tuition Assistance program.

  • Law and the Courts

    April 28, 2014

    Ethics Guidance for Inviting Government Officials to Campus

    The guidance summarizes the rules that ACE member institutions should follow to ensure compliance with federal ethics and reporting requirements when inviting a federal official as a commencement speaker, particularly if an honorary degree will be...

  • Security and Crisis Management

    April 1, 2013

    New Requirements Imposed by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act

    The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, which President Obama signed into law on March 7, imposes new obligations on colleges and universities under its Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act provision. This memoradum gives a brief overview...

  • Veterans Legislation

    May 11, 2012

    Summary: Principles of Excellence for Military and Veterans Education Benefits Programs

    Summary of President Obama's April 2012 Executive Order establishing "Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service Members, Veterans, Spouses, and Other Family Members." The memo reviews the directive's implementation steps...

  • Government Regulation

    July 15, 2011

    Summary: District Court Ruling Against State Authorization Regulation

    Summary of U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia’s July 2011 ruling on Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities v. Arne Duncan, which struck down a portion of the Education Department's state authorization regulation.

  • Government Regulation

    June 14, 2011

    Support the America Invents Act

    Memo from a coalition of associations urging support for the America Invents Act (H.R. 1249), the culmination of a more than 6-year effort to reform U.S. patent law.

  • Government Regulation

    June 3, 2011

    Summary: Final Gainful Employment Regulations

    Summary of the Education Department's final gainful employment program regulations that took effect in July 2011.

  • Government Regulation

    June 3, 2011

    Q&A: Final Gainful Employment Regulations

    Q&A on the Education Department's final gainful employment program regulations that took effect in July 2011.

  • Government Regulation

    May 17, 2011

    Memo on the America Invents Act: Support H.R. 1249

    The memo urges member institutions to support the American Invents Act (H.R. 1249). The measure is similar to the Senate-passed version of the bill and worthy of support from the higher education community for the improvements it would make to the...