NACE staff members Edwin Koc and Matthew Brink presented on the NACE First-Destination Survey initiative to members of the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) at the AIR Forum 2016 in May. Processes for collecting and reporting data, implementation, and preliminary outcomes for the Class of 2015 are among the items shared at the presentations. The forum draws approximately 2,000 AIR members.
NACE staff members Matthew Brink and Ed Koc discussed career readiness with leaders from two higher education associations in April 2016.
NACE staff and volunteer leaders brief public policy makers, legislative and executive department staff, and leaders from higher education associations on the NACE Career Readiness and First-Destination initiatives.
On January 20, 2016, NACE leaders met with representatives from NAFSA and AASCU to discuss STEM OPT, reauthorization of HEA, and career readiness.
In November 2015, NACE joined with NAFSA and 10 other higher education associations to provide comments regarding DHS’s proposed rules for STEM OPT. While largely supportive, the comments also offered some recommendations for adjustments to the proposed rules.
On September 12, 2015, the Department of Education (DOE) issued its long-awaited update for the College Scorecard.
In August, NACE Executive Director Marilyn Mackes provided the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation with comments on the Reauthorization of the America COMPETES Act on behalf of the association.
On June 25, the Department of Education (DOE) announced it was dropping its plan to compare or “rate” colleges.
NACE hosted a higher education policy briefing in Washington, D.C., on February 26, 2015, for policy makers and representatives of higher education associations.
In February 2015, NACE responded the Department of Education’s call for comments on the DOE’s new system of college ratings.