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Comment to NIST on Proposed Changes to Bayh-Dole Regulations
4/5/2021Comments to the National Institute of Standards and Technology regarding proposed changes to the Bayh-Dole regulations, specifically around rights to inventions made by nonprofits and small businesses under government grant contracts and cooperative agreements.
Topic(s):
Regulation; Patents & Copyrights
Type:
Letters and Comments
Request to Department of Education General Counsel for Meeting on Section 117
3/11/2021The higher education community is seeking clarification about Section 117 requirements from the department to ensure that institutions can fully and accurately comply with their reporting obligations.
Topic(s):
Higher Education Act; Regulation
Type:
Letters and Comments
Request for Meeting on Section 117 Reporting Requirements
2/11/2021Letter to Acting Education Secretary Philip Rosenfelt requesting a meeting to clarify the obligations of colleges and universities under Section 117 of the Higher Education Act, which deals with foreign gift and contract reporting.
Topic(s):
Regulation
Type:
Letters and Comments
Questions to ED on Emergency Relief Funding Distribution
2/10/2021Letter to incoming Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona outlining questions campuses have about the rules for spending the most recent round of COVID-19 relief funds approved by Congress in the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act.
Topic(s):
Federal Budget and Appropriations; Budget; Legislation; Financial Aid
Type:
Letters and Comments
Comments and Memo to the Education Department on the Enforcement of Section 117
12/14/2020Comments and legal memorandum to the Department of Education in response to the notification of interpretation and request for comments on the department's enforcement authority for failure to adequately report under Section 117.
Topic(s):
Regulation
Type:
Letters and Comments
Letter to FEMA on Health and Safety Reimbursement
12/10/2020ACE and 14 other higher education associations sent this letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency asking for new guidance clarifying that colleges and universities can use public assistance funding to support critical public health and safety work.
Topic(s):
Crisis Management; Regulation
Type:
Letters and Comments
Executive Action Priorities for Higher Education Under the Biden Administration
11/19/2020Letter to the Biden-Harris transition team on the Trump administration's executive actions of concern to students, educators, and institutions that could be reversed by the Biden administration.
Topic(s):
Title IX; Regulation; Immigration and International Students; Campus Issues; Dreamers
Type:
Letters and Comments
Rescission of 2016 Clery Handbook: What Does It Mean for Colleges and Universities?
10/28/2020The Department of Education is rescinding the 2016 Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting and publishing a new Clery-related Appendix in the FSA Handbook. This Issue Brief explains the changes and answers key questions.
Topic(s):
Clery Act; Campus Safety; Regulation
Type:
Issue Brief
Comments on Proposed Rule on International Student and Exchange Visitor Duration of Status
10/26/2020Comments to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security expressing strong opposition to the proposed rule “Establishing a Fixed Time Period of Admission and an Extension of Stay Procedure for Nonimmigrant Academic Students, Exchange Visitors, and Representatives of Foreign Information Media.”
Topic(s):
Student Visas; Immigration and International Students; Regulation
Type:
Letters and Comments
Request to Withdraw Trump Administration's Executive Order Restricting Diversity Training
10/8/2020Letter to President Trump from ACE and 54 other associations requesting the administration to withdraw the recent executive order titled “Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping,” which has caused enormous confusion on campuses and beyond.
Topic(s):
Regulation; Labor and Employment
Type:
Letters and Comments
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