Through both the legislative and regulatory processes, the federal government has the ability to impact every aspect of campus life. WSW works to make sure our higher education clients are directly engaged in policy debates with their key Members of Congress.
As example, WSW issues regular and special reports on higher education policy issues including “WSW Special Report on the Higher Education Reauthorization”, WSW Special Report on the bipartisan Commission on the Future of Higher Education - A Test of Leadership: Charting the Future of Higher Education recently issued by U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings.
WSW considers it one of the best outcomes of our work that our higher education clients, including their leadership, professors and students, serve as an equally important resource to their Members of Congress on the broadest range of domestic and international issues.
WSW works with each of our higher education clients to advance specific initiatives worthy of federal partnerships during the annual Congressional appropriations process. Some recent successes include:
- Funds for infrastructure to improve science facilities, college libraries, and to make technology improvements
- Research partnerships, including with the U.S. Department of Justice on law enforcement training and technologies and with the U.S. Department of Defense to create new technologies and systems to better meet the needs of the armed forces
- Programs to improve teacher education, math and science education
- Funding for university bus systems and other transportation improvements including road and transit facilities
WSW works actively with our university clients to pursue competitive grant opportunities through the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Defense, and other federal agencies including arranging direct dialogue with these Departments and Agencies.
About the Client
WSW higher education clients include: private universities and independent colleges, public universities and community colleges.