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National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU)


Self Description

September 2006: "The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) serves as the unified national voice of independent higher education. Since 1976, the association has represented private colleges and universities on policy issues with the federal government, such as those affecting student aid, taxation, and government regulation. Today, through new communication technologies, an improved governance structure, and increased member participation, NAICU has become an even more effective and respected participant in the political process.

The NAICU staff meets with policymakers, tracks campus trends, conducts research, analyzes higher education issues, publishes information, helps coordinate state-level activities, and advises members of legislative and regulatory developments with potential impact on their institutions. In addition, NAICU has spearheaded several major public initiatives, such as the Student Aid Alliance, an ambitious effort to enhance funding for existing student aid programs; and the nonpartisan National Campus Voter Registration Project that, in the last three congressional elections, has helped member institutions conduct both voter education programs and campaigns to register students and employees.

With nearly 1,000 members nationwide, NAICU reflects the diversity of private, nonprofit higher education in the United States. Members include traditional liberal arts colleges, major research universities, church- and faith-related institutions, historically black colleges and universities, women's colleges, performing and visual arts institutions, two-year colleges, and schools of law, medicine, engineering, business, and other professions.

State associations that are members of the National Association of Independent College and University State Executives (NAICUSE) also are members of NAICU, as are many special-purpose or regional independent college and university associations (Secretariat). NAICU also has joined in a protocol of agreement with the Foundation for Independent Higher Education (FIHE) and the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) to enhance the cooperation, partnership, and collaboration among the three organizations to better serve independent higher education."

http://www.naicu.edu/about/index.shtm

Third-Party Descriptions

May 2009: 'The problem? Mounting credit card debt among college kids, for one. “Universities don’t negotiate on behalf of students,” says Manning. “They’re negotiating the best deal for the university.” A spokesperson for the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities says don’t blame schools—banks would market to students anyway, and universities at least try to get the best rates they can for students. 5. “In debt? The courts won’t help.”'

http://feeds.smartmoney.com/~r/smartmoney/headlines/~3/KkDdnOy_0CI/

September 2007: Miller is not exactly a consensus builder by nature. As head of the federal commission, he chose consultants who largely shared his views and scheduled public testimony that largely confirmed his fears. An initial draft of the commission’s report embodied Miller’s dim regard for the educational establishment, as well as his belief in standardized testing. When parts of the draft were made public, that establishment, already deeply suspicious of the administration and all its works, recoiled in horror. David L. Warren, president of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities and among the most vehement of the commission’s critics, describes the expert witnesses who testified before the commission as “a parade of malcontents who came out with their theories about the failure of American higher education.” The administration’s goal, Warren insists, was to take N.C.L.B., its most cherished domestic initiative, and “launch it in higher education.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/30/magazine/30grading-t.html

September 2006: “This operation Strikeback confirms our worst fears about the uses to which these databases can be put,” said David L. Warren, president of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, which represents 900 institutions. “The concentration of all this data absolutely invites use by other agencies of data that had been gathered for very specific and narrow purposes, namely the granting of student aid to needy kids.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/01/washington/01educ.html

Relationships

RoleNameTypeLast Updated
Cooperation (past or present) Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) Organization Sep 2, 2006
Cooperation (past or present) National Association of Independent College and University State Executives (NAICUSE) Organization Sep 2, 2006
Director/Trustee/Overseer (past or present) Christopher B. Nelson Esq. Person Aug 17, 2007
Organization Head/Leader (past or present) David L. Warren Ph.D. Person Sep 2, 2006

Articles and Resources

Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at:
May 12, 2009 gs10 Things Your Bank Won't Tell You

QUOTE: 2. “Our fees will only go up"....3. “We change our interest rates all the time"....4. “College campuses are a gold mine for us”....8. “Your money might be better off elsewhere.”

Smart Money
Jul 18, 2008 10 Things Your Bank Won't Tell You

QUOTE: Our branches are there to sell you, not serve you."....College campuses are a gold mine for us....In debt? The courts won't help....Your online account info isn't necessarily accurate.

Smart Money
Sep 28, 2007 Graduation: No Gr_du_te Left Behind

QUOTE: The Bush administration, having used the No Child Left Behind Act to impose accountability — and, critics would say, a sterile uniformity — on the reluctant world of public elementary and secondary schools, is now seeking to accomplish something similar in post-secondary education.

New York Times
Aug 17, 2007 U.S. News's College Rankings Face Competition and Criticism

QUOTE: the magazine's annual list ranking the nation's four-year colleges and universities has become the center of a lucrative and controversial market of guides aimed at helping students determine where to apply.

Washington Post
Sep 01, 2006 Education Dept. Shared Student Data With F.B.I.

QUOTE: “This operation Strikeback confirms our worst fears about the uses to which these databases can be put,” said David L. Warren,“The concentration of all this data absolutely invites use by other agencies of data that had been gathered for very specific and narrow purposes, namely the granting of student aid to needy kids.”

New York Times