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  • 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

    July 15, 2011

    Talking Points: The Repeal of Federal Credit Hour and State Authorization Regulations

    Talking points in support of H.R. 2117 (offered in 2011), which would repeal the Education Department's controversial regulations on state authorization (which particularly impacts distance education) and credit hour.

  • 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...

  • Government Regulation

    March 25, 2011

    Statement on Prior User Rights in Patent Reform Legislation

    Statement from the higher education coalition working on patent reform opposing any expansion of the prior user rights defense in patent reform legislation.

  • Government Regulation

    March 25, 2009

    University Views on the Patent Reform Act of 2009 (S. 515)

    S. 515 contains a number of provisions that the higher education association community supports, but it also includes provisions that are of considerable concern and would impair the ability of universities to contribute to society through the...