FASFAA's Legislative Summit

The fourth goal of FASFAA's 2021-2024 Strategic Plan directs the association to "Advocate for and promote student aid and postsecondary education's values and benefits to stakeholders in various communities and contexts while keeping diversity, equity, and inclusion at the core of FASFAA’s efforts.Within that goal, objective 4.4 calls on FASFAA to "Connect with fellow associations (e.g. NASFAA, AACRAO, NACUBO, etc.) by hosting at least one legislative summit, symposium, or forum each year."

Accordingly, we are excited to invite postsecondary professionals from across the state to an annual cross-organizational Legislative Summit to discuss key Florida legislative topics. Our virtual summits will be a time for stakeholders from all facets of higher education to come together and talk about both sides of an issue, what their institution might be doing, and how we can move forward as a collective to best serve our students.

We are happy to announce that the 2022 topic regards holding transcripts if a student owes a balance to the institution. In addition, this year's Legislative Summit includes a presentation by Julia Karon, Sarah Pingel, and Elizabeth Looker from Ithaka S+R about their “Solving Stranded Credits” report (https://sr.ithaka.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/SR-Report-Solving-Stranded-Credits-100520.pdf). 

12:00p = Welcome
12:05p = FASFAA’s Strategic Plan & Legislative Summit 
12:10p = “Solving Stranded Credits”
12:50p = Stakeholder Spotlight 
1:00p = Poll Question: Do you believe institutions in Florida should withhold transcripts from students if they owe a balance?
1:05p = Discussion 
1:25p = Conclusion

Any professional working in a higher education institution can join us on June 23, 2022, from 12-1:30 PM (EST), so please mark your calendars!

The link to register for the summit is available to all professionals: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0rc-GgrzIqG9ezvDY7o2OH-C1y7YG0gmCA

Registration Note: Please make sure to use ONE email that you will have access to. After registration, only the email used will be the account that has access to the event and reminders.

To help progress the conversation, we want to provide you with a few references regarding transcript withholding:

Please encourage a colleague to join you, so we can all come together in a virtual summit to best assist our students!

We look forward to seeing everyone, 

Jacob Dirghalli
FASFAA Legislative Chair

In keeping with our bylaws, we offer the following statement about our Legislative Summits:

Members of the Association recognize that one of the purposes of the Association is to provide training and informational services to its members through training conferences and periodic written material. While the Association shall utilize its best efforts to provide its members with the most current information available, there can be no assurances or warranty that its interpretation of any rule, regulation or statue will be in conformance with any present or future interpretation of such rule, regulation or statute by any appropriate governmental authority. Accordingly, each member shall hold the Association harmless from any claims, damages, or liability resulting from such member’s use of any information, data, or interpretations as provided to such members by the Association.