- NACE Supports Open Academic Inquiry and Debate on Campus
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.
- NACE Issues Comments on Proposed Fee Increased to Nonimmigrant Visa Applications
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.
- NACE Calls on U.S. Congress to Investigate and Address Threats to HBCUs
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 Supports Tax Proposals Tied to American Jobs and American Families Plans
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.
- NACE Details Support for Federal Investments in Financial Aid, Institutional Support
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.
- Comments on Title IX Public Hearing
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, Higher Ed Associations Ask State Department for Briefing on Presidential Proclamation 10043
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.
- NACE Voices Concerns About OPT Delays
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.
- Supporting United States as Destination of Choice for International Students, Scholars
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.
- Request to Department of Education to Clarify Use of HEERF II Funds
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, Higher Ed Associations Extend Offer of Help to President Biden With COVID-19 Response
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, Other Higher Education Associations Call for Withdrawal of Executive Order Disrupting Workplace Diversity Training
NACE, as part of the Washington Higher Education Secretariat, signed on to a letter calling on President Trump to withdraw Executive Order 13950.
- NACE Joins ACE, Others in Calling for Reconsideration of ICE Rules for International Students
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 Position Statement: ICE Pronouncement Regarding International Students and Online Classes
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.
- NACE Advocacy: Coronavirus Legislative and Regulatory Issues
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.
- NACE Weighs in on Accreditation Provisions of CAA
In January 2020, NACE expressed concern over accreditation-related provisions of the College Affordability Act to the House Committee on Education and Labor.
- NACE Joins HE Associations in Supporting College Affordability Act Legislation
NACE joined with other higher education associations in supporting H.R. 4674, the College Affordability Act.
- NACE Position Statement: Classroom to Careers Act of 2019
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 Joins HE Associations in Supporting the Dream and Promise Act of 2019
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.
- NACE Calls for Appropriations Committees to Reject Rescission Proposals
In May 2018, NACE and other higher education associations urged Appropriations Committees chairs to reject rescission proposals related to student aid funding.
- NACE Calls for DHS to Expedite DACA Renewal Applications
In April 2018, NACE joined with nearly 40 higher education associations in calling for DHS to expedite DACA renewal applications.
- NACE Signs on to Letter Regarding OSTP Vacancies
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.
- NACE Position Statement: Tax Reform
In this position statement sent to Congressional leadership, NACE explains its opposition to the elimination of Section 117(d) of the tax code.
- NACE Signs Position Statement Calling for Safe Release of Princeton Student Imprisoned in Iran
NACE joined more than 30 other higher education associations in a position statement calling for the release of Princeton student Xiyue Wang.
- NACE Signs on to Letter Urging Congress to Protect DACA Recipients
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.
- NACE Position Statement on DACA: An Open Letter to the President of the United States
In an open letter to President Trump, NACE leadership requests the continuation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
- NACE Position Statement: Executive Order - Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States
NACE opposes the executive order “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States.”
- NACE Signs on to Keep Guns Off Campus
In September 2014, NACE joined with five other higher education associations to keep guns off campus.
- Position Statement: Diversity and Anti-Discrimination
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.
- NACE Joins American “Innovation Imperative”
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: U.S. Talent Crisis
Position Statement of the National Association of Colleges and Employers Concerning the U.S. Talent Crisis.
- Position Statement: U.S. Internships
This paper examines the characteristics of a legitimate internship and the conditions under which such an experience can be engaged on an unpaid basis.
- Position Statement: First-Destination Surveys
NACE expects that all higher education institutions will assess the career and employment outcomes for their graduates though a first-destination/post-graduation survey.