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Background on Foreign Gift and Contract Reporting Requirements
9/12/2019A background and summary of issues of concern on Section 117 of the Higher Education Act on foreign gift and contract reporting requirements.
Higher Education Act; Immigration and International Students; Internationalization
Affirmative Action in Higher Education After Grutter v. Bollinger and Gratz v. Bollinger​
8/23/2019A 2003 letter from then-ACE President David Ward on affirmative action in higher education after Grutter v. Bollinger and Gratz v. Bollinger​
Comments to NASA on Sexual Harassment Reporting Requirements
8/16/2019From ACE and six other higher education institutions in response to the July 17, 2019 Federal Register notice on “Reporting Requirements Regarding Findings of Sexual Harassment, other Forms of Harassment, or Sexual Assault.”
Labor and Employment; Sexual Assault; Campus Safety; Science and Technology
Letters and Comments
Letter on HEA Foreign Gift Reporting Requirements
8/9/2019Letter to Reed Rubinstein, acting general counsel for the Education Department, on foreign gift reporting requirements under Section 117 of the HEA.
Higher Education Act; Legislation
Letters and Comments
Comments on Proposed Rule for Standards for Safeguarding Customer Information
8/2/2019Comments to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regarding the notice of proposed rule-making concerning “Standards for Safeguarding Customer Information” published in the Federal Register on April 4, 2019.
Financial Aid; Science and Technology
Letter to Education Department on California State Authorization
8/2/2019A letter sent to Education Department on August 2 regarding California's efforts to comply with 2016 regulations on a process for student complaints for online colleges and universities.
Financial Aid; Regulation
Letter in Support of the College Student Hunger Act of 2019
8/1/2019​ACE and 33 other higher education groups sent a letter on August 1 to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Rep. Alfred Lawson, Jr. (D-FL) in support of the College Student Hunger Act of 2019.
Student Outcomes
Letter to the Department of Education on Impact of State Authorization Rule Change on California Students
7/25/2019​ACE sent this letter to Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos regarding a rule change that threatens to leave an estimated 80,000 California students without financial aid.
Financial Aid; Higher Education Act
Letter to House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship on Visa Delays
7/15/2019Letter from ACE President Ted Mitchell to the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship in advance of the July 16 hearing on "“Policy Changes and Processing Delays at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.”
Immigration and International Students
Letter to Education Department on Foreign Gift Reporting Requirements
7/12/2019Letter to Mitchell M. Zais regarding the agency's reply​ to requests for clarification on Section 117 of the Higher Education Act.
Higher Education Act
Letters and Comments