The National Association of Colleges and Employers joined with nearly 100 organizations to urge Congress to support and prioritize the mental and behavioral health needs of students of higher education through meaningful legislation.
As part of the Washington Higher Education Secretariat, the National Association of Colleges and Employers signed on to a letter to U.S. Senate and House leadership regarding development of a final bill based on S.1260 (the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act – USICA) and HR.4521 (the COMPETES Act of 2022). The letter cites issues with and provides recommendations around new research security provisions, reporting requirements, workforce development programs, international education programs, and STEM immigration provisions.
NACE joined with its partners in the Washington Higher Education Secretariat in issuing a statement supporting free and open academic inquiry and debate on campus.
The National Association of Colleges and Employers and its partners in the Washington Higher Education Secretariat issued comments to the Bureau of Consular Affairs at the U.S. Department of State regarding proposed adjustments to the fees associated with several nonimmigrant visa applications, including F-1 student visas and J-1 exchange visitors.
The National Association of Colleges and Employers joined with more than 50 higher education associations in calling on the U.S. Congress to take immediate action to investigate and address the threats made to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
NACE and the Washington Higher Education Secretariat urged House and Senate leaders to include a variety of tax proposals into legislation that incorporates the American Jobs and American Families plans.
In a June 11 letter to the chairs of both the House and Senate Appropriations Committee, NACE and its partners in the Washington Higher Education Secretariat, asked for federal support for a range of programs and services affecting higher education and the workforce.
NACE, in conjunction with more than 50 other associations in the Washington Higher Education Secretariat, provided comments to U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, on improving enforcement of Title IX.
NACE, along with more than 50 other higher education associations that form the Washington Higher Education Secretariat (WHES), asked the U.S. Department of State to provide a briefing on the implications Presidential Proclamation 10043.
In a January 26, 2021, letter to David Peske, Acting Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, NACE, along with the American Council on Education and more than 50 other higher education associations in the Washington Higher Education Secretariat (WHES), expressed concerns about delays in Optional Practical Training (OPT) work authorizations.
NACE, as part of the Washington Higher Education Secretariat (WHES), encouraged U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken to support international students and restore the United States as a destination of choice for international students and scholars. The January 27, 2021, letter outlined several actions Secretary Blinken could take in his role.
In a January 28, 2021, letter to Acting Secretary of Education Phil Rosenfelt, NACE, along with more than 50 other associations in the Washington Higher Education Secretariat, asked that the Depart of Education clarify that Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF II) funds can be used to help all students, including undocumented and DACA recipients.
NACE joined with more than 50 other higher education associations in communicating to President Biden the higher ed community’s willingness to help with the administration’s COVID-19 response efforts.
NACE, as part of the Washington Higher Education Secretariat, signed on to a letter calling on President Trump to withdraw Executive Order 13950.
In partnership with nearly 100 higher education associations and organizations, NACE sent a letter to acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf opposing ICE’s July 5 guidance on international students and asking that the administration reconsider its position.
NACE condemns ICE’s ruling regarding international students who, as determined by their colleges and universities in response to the public health crisis, may need to take courses online and urges ICE to reconsider its ruling.
In March 2020, as a member of the Washington Higher Education Secretariat, NACE signed on to a number of position statements aimed at improving legislation ameliorating the effects of the coronavirus crisis or dealing with regulatory actions that may hamper the response.
In January 2020, NACE expressed concern over accreditation-related provisions of the College Affordability Act to the House Committee on Education and Labor.
NACE joined with other higher education associations in supporting H.R. 4674, the College Affordability Act.
NACE endorses the bipartisan Classroom to Careers Act of 2019, which allows schools to support students engaged in cooperative education to use federal work/study funds to underwrite the compensation students receive from some private-sector firms.
NACE joined with more than 35 other higher education associations in March 2019 to support H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Act of 2019.
In May 2018, NACE and other higher education associations urged Appropriations Committees chairs to reject rescission proposals related to student aid funding.
In April 2018, NACE joined with nearly 40 higher education associations in calling for DHS to expedite DACA renewal applications.
In May 2017, NACE joined with more than 50 associations, public policy organizations, and universities to urge President Trump to fill vacancies in the Office of Science and Technology Policy.
In this position statement sent to Congressional leadership, NACE explains its opposition to the elimination of Section 117(d) of the tax code.
NACE joined more than 30 other higher education associations in a position statement calling for the release of Princeton student Xiyue Wang.
NACE joined with ACE and more than 80 other associations in signing a letter that calls on Congress to pass legislation to permanently protect DACA individuals.
In an open letter to President Trump, NACE leadership requests the continuation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
NACE opposes the executive order “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States.”
In September 2014, NACE joined with five other higher education associations to keep guns off campus.
The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) has a long-standing tradition of promoting diversity and inclusiveness as part of its core mission—facilitating the employment of the college educated. It is our steadfast belief that organizations of all types, whether institutions of higher learning or employers operating in the private or public sectors, benefit by reaching out to welcome individuals of different genders, ethnicities, religious beliefs, and/or sexual orientations/identifications into their communities.
The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and 250 other organizations in American business, industry, higher education, science, and engineering have joined to call for stronger federal policies and investment to drive domestic research and development.
Position Statement of the National Association of Colleges and Employers Concerning the U.S. Talent Crisis.
This paper examines the characteristics of a legitimate internship and the conditions under which such an experience can be engaged on an unpaid basis.
NACE expects that all higher education institutions will assess the career and employment outcomes for their graduates though a first-destination/post-graduation survey.