Who We Are
New Jersey Association of State Colleges and Universities - the leading voice for public higher education in New Jersey.
Acting as an advocate in the state capital and throughout the state, the New Jersey Association of State Colleges and Universities (NJASCU) supports the missions and well-being of senior public institutions of higher education. In cooperation with trustees, students, faculty and campus administrators, NJASCU plays an active role in developing and proposing state higher education policy to better serve New Jersey's citizens. Its members are the eight senior public institutions of higher education: The College of New Jersey, Kean University, Montclair State University, New Jersey City University, Ramapo College of New Jersey, Stockton University, Thomas Edison State University, and William Paterson University.
Rowan University, which recently assumed the status of a research institution, now is an affiliate member.
Specifically, NJASCU does the following:
- Analyzes and monitors public policy issues and legislation affecting its member institutions. Issues include: college access and affordability; higher education finance trends and comparisons; trustee governance, student welfare, ethical standards; unprecedented enrollment demand and the need to increase capacity; addressing the needs of evolving student populations;
- Collaborates with public institutions on communicating and promoting the distinctive excellence and advantages of New Jersey's senior public institutions of higher education; and
- Creates educational and public service opportunities for those interested in the success and sustainability of New Jersey's public institutions of higher education.
The Association played a key role in achieving landmark legislation in 1986 and 1994, which transferred important fiscal and administrative authority to the campuses from state government, emphasizing trustee governance and direct public accountability. The state colleges and universities in New Jersey are among the nation's most autonomous public institutions.
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NEW! ALUMNI PROFILES
Profiles of NJASCU alumni whose work is making a difference in the lives of others. The website will feature a new profile each month. Please submit suggestions for profiles to Pam Hersh or call (609) 256-8256.
This month -- TCNJ Graduates Kayleigh Shangle and James Shangle. Read their alumni profile here.
New to the NJASCU Site
Quick Takes (below) are current brief updates on legislative and policy issues being followed by NJASCU
New Jersey City University and NJTV Announce Broadcasting Partnership
June 7, 2016
NJTV, New Jersey’s public television network, and New Jersey City University (NJCU) announced they will partner on a new business update segment to be broadcast from the NJCU School of Business as part of NJTV’s weeknight newscast, NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams. The updates will be produced on location at the Strategic Development Group Studio at the NJCU School of Business located at Harborside Plaza 2 in the Jersey City financial district. The new space was celebrated at a ribbon-cutting event at the NJCU Business School on June 1, 2016 with network and University principals, business leaders and local officials attending. Read more here.
Stockton President Outlined Stockton's Atlantic City Campus Plans at Alliance for Action Event
June 8, 2016
Stockton University President Harvey Kesselman on Tuesday, June 7th, outlined plans for Stockton's planned residential campus in Atlantic City at the New Jersey Alliance for Action's annual higher education capital construction event in Edison, New Jersey.
Dr. Kesselman addressed the Alliance, which comprises more than 2,500 of the state's top corporate, labor, professional, academic and governmental representatives.
NJASCU is part of the Innovation NJ Coalition
Innovation NJ is a coalition of busineess and academia established to promote policies that foster an environment for innovation in the state that will:
- encourage increased private and public sector R&D and the commercialization of new medicines, technologies and products to improve our quality of life;
- stimulate economic growth in New Jersey;
- retain and advance high-paying jobs in the state;
- retain and advance high-paying innovation-related jobs in the state; and
- increase the number of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) related graduates from New Jersey colleges and universities.