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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NJASCU Paul Shelly Legacy Symposium on Higher Education
Growing Senior Public Higher Education Capacity - an Opportunity for Affordability, Accessibility, and Contributions to New Jersey
October 28, 2016
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
News from Our Campuses
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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 -- Dean Peter Straub, Stockton University, Class of 1980. Read his profile here.
New to the NJASCU Site
Quick Takes (below) are current brief updates on legislative and policy issues being followed by NJASCU
August 17, 2016
Stockton University has expanded its artistic footprint with the acquisition of a "cultural gem" - The Noyes Museum of Art. The Mr. and Mrs. Fred Winslow Noyes Foundation and The Noyes Museum of Art on August 16, 2016 announced the transfer of ownership of the art museum and artwork, both formerly located in the Oceanville section of Galloway, to Stockton University. The Noyes Foundation will continue to provide annual bequests to the university, primarily to support art acquisition.
August 17, 2016
Number one in the eyes of her friends and colleagues, Robin Walton has just been named a NJBiz Forty Under 40 honoree for 2016. The vice president of community and government affairs at Thomas Edison State University, Ms. Walton has a lifetime of accomplishments that belie her "under 40" status.
August 9, 2016
Nearly three-quarters of nail salon workers observed during a recent field research study were not wearing protective gloves, despite a New York State law mandating nail salon owners to provide them to their workers. The study, led by WPU Public Health Professor Dr. Corey Basch, EdD and published in the Journal of Preventive Medicine & Public Health, is the first study to document use of protective gloves by nail salon workers in Manhattan. Read more here.
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.