Ted Mitchell and Terry Hartle to Discuss Coronavirus Economic Stimulus Bill
March 19, 2020

​On March 25 at 1 p.m. EDT, ACE President Ted Mitchell and Senior Vice President Terry Hartle will discuss federal economic stimulus assistance for colleges and universities in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. Their conversation will be livestreamed as the Public Policy Pop-up: March Edition, part of a monthly series of public policy updates on ACE Engage®.

Hartle and Mitchell will cover the stimulus bill currently being negotiated in Congress, as well as the stimulus proposal developed by ACE and several other higher education associations. Elements of the associations' proposal include emergency relief to students and institutions, access to low-cost capital, a technology implementation fund, administrative relief, and a longer term tax relief for students and institutions. See this memo for full details.

The proposal is the result of collaboration between ACE, the American Association of Community Colleges; the American Association of State Colleges and Universities; the Association of American Universities; the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities; and the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, as well as other associations.

The Public Policy Pop-ups are livestreamed conversations between ACE’s government relations staff on the Engage platform that provide casual, accessible insights into the latest developments in federal policy affecting higher education. They are also recorded and uploaded to the Engage library for later viewing. So far, ACE has held three of these pop-ups.

The December edition covered the federal budget and appropriations process for fiscal year 2020 as well as regulatory developments in the Department of Education. View the recording here. In January, Terry Hartle, Jon Fansmith, and Anne Meehan analyzed a new proposed rule on campus free speech and continued to keep listeners up to date on the budget, Section 117, and Title IX. View it here.

Finally, February focused on new ACE data on U.S. public attitudes toward international students, featuring special guest Jill Allen Murray of NAFSA: Association of International Educators. Watch that one here

This week, President Mitchell announced that the ACE Engage platform will be opened to the entire higher education community, rather than just senior leaders, during the COVID-19 crisis. This decision is meant to help campus communities rapidly adapt to the changes and challenges that are taking place every day in response to the virus.

The platform is closed to the media and users are expected to follow the terms of use to not promote products, services, or activities from which they stand to make a financial gain. The open-door policy will be revisited after the challenges of COVID-19 subside.

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March 25 | 1:00 p.m. EDT
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