NASPA Hill Days Live Briefing: Higher Education Act Reauthorization

with Teri Lyn Hinds

About This Course

The third installment of the six part NASPA Hill Days Live Briefing Series is designed for both Hill Days participants and student affairs professionals across the country interested in building general knowledge on Higher Education Act (HEA) reauthorization progress through an advocacy framework. HEA was established in 1965 to expand the federal government’s role in higher education policy, including provision of federal financial assistance to students, specifically those from lower- and middle-income families. This briefing will delve into the current state of HEA reauthorization within Congress and challenges this legislative climate brings for student affairs professionals in supporting student success. The briefing will include advocacy tips participants can use to engage with their state or federal elected officials and/or appropriate agency staff. This is a stand-alone briefing that will provide foundational information for the July 2018 in-person Hill Days sessions and meetings and is recommended for those wishing to engage in direct federal advocacy on HEA reauthorization or federal financial aid policy.

Learning Outcomes 

As a result of attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • learn more about the impending impact of the HEA reauthorization on communities in higher education;
  • explore ways in which individuals can advocate toward policy changes that protect students and promote student success; and
  • discuss the current climate of the Trump Administration and what this means for higher education in regards to HEA reauthorization.

Accessing the Presentation

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  • All sessions are recorded. Once the session is over, the recording will be available approximately one week after the air date. You may view the materials as many times as you'd like, at whatever pace you would like.

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