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the collection; (4) Description of the DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION institutional eligibility that the
need for, and proposed use of, the Secretary may prescribe.
information; (5) Respondents and National Advisory Committee on
Institutional Quality and Integrity; What Are the Terms of Office for
frequency of collection; and (6)
Notice of Members Committee Members?
Reporting and/or Recordkeeping
burden. OMB invites public comment. The term of office of each member is
AGENCY: National Advisory Committee three years, except that any member
Dated: February 25, 2008. on Institutional Quality and Integrity, appointed to fill a vacancy occurring
Angela C. Arrington, Department of Education.
prior to the expiration of the term for
IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information What Is the Purpose of This Notice? which the member’s predecessor was
Management Services, Office of Management.
The purpose of this notice is to list appointed is appointed for the
Office of Postsecondary Education the members of the National Advisory remainder of the term. A member may
Committee on Institutional Quality and be appointed, at the Secretary’s
Type of Review: New. discretion, to serve more than one term.
Integrity (the Committee) and to give the
Title: College Access Challenge Grant
public the opportunity to nominate Who Are the Current Members of the
Program (CACGP) Application.
candidates for the positions to be Committee?
Frequency: Annually. vacated by those members whose terms
Affected Public: Not-for-profit The current members of the
will expire on September 30, 2008. This
institutions; State, Local, or Tribal Committee are:
notice is required under section 114(c)
Gov’t, SEAs or LEAs. of the Higher Education Act (HEA), as Members With Terms Expiring 9/30/08
Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour amended. • Dr. Karen A. Bowyer, President,
Burden:
What Is the Role of the Committee? Dyersburg State Community College,
Responses: 58. Tennessee
The Committee is established under
Burden Hours: 2,320. • Dr. Arthur Keiser, Chancellor, Keiser
section 114 of the HEA, as amended,
Abstract: The U.S. Department of Collegiate System, Florida
and is composed of 15 members • Dr. Geri H. Malandra, Interim
Education is collecting this information
appointed by the Secretary of Education Executive Vice Chancellor for
to ensure that States slated to receive
from among individuals who are Academic Affairs, Vice Chancellor for
CACGP funding are capable of
representatives of, or knowledgeable Strategic Management, University of
implementing quality grant projects and
concerning, education and training Texas System
complying with statutory and regulatory
beyond secondary education, including • Dr. George A. Pruitt, President,
requirements. The CACGP statute
representatives of all sectors and type of Thomas A. Edison State College, New
requires States to submit an application
institutions of higher education. Jersey
containing a description of the capacity The Committee meets at least twice a
to administer grant activities and year and provides recommendations to Members With Terms Expiring 9/30/09
services, a plan for using grant funds to the Secretary of Education pertaining to:
meet the requirements and special • Dr. Carol D’Amico, President and
• The establishment and enforcement Chief Executive Officer, Conexus
efforts to benefit underrepresented of criteria for recognition of accrediting
students, the non-federal share, and the Indiana
agencies or associations under Subpart • Mr. Patrick M. Callan, President,
structure the state has in place to 2 of Part H of Title IV, HEA. National Center for Public Policy/
administer activities and services. • The recognition of specific Higher Education
Requests for copies of the information accrediting agencies or associations. • Mr. William P. Glasgow, CEO
collection submission for OMB review • The preparation and publication of American Way Education, Texas
may be accessed from http:// the list of nationally recognized • Ms. Anne D. Neal, President,
edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the accrediting agencies and associations. American Council of Trustees and
‘‘Browse Pending Collections’’ link and As the Committee deems necessary or Alumni, Washington, DC
by clicking on link number 3548. When on request, the Committee also advises • Ms. Crystal Rimoczy, Student
you access the information collection, the Secretary about: Member, Boston College,
click on ‘‘Download Attachments ‘‘ to • The eligibility and certification Massachusetts
view. Written requests for information process for institutions of higher • Mr. H. James Towey, President, Saint
should be addressed to U.S. Department education under Title IV, HEA. Vincent College, Pennsylvania
of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, • The development of standards and • Honorable Pamela P. Willeford,
SW., LBJ, Washington, DC 20202–4537. criteria for specific categories of Former Chair, Texas Higher Education
Requests may also be electronically vocational training institutions and Coordinating Board; Former
mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or faxed institutions of higher education for Ambassador, Switzerland
to 202–401–0920. Please specify the which there are no recognized • Dr. George Wright, President, Prairie
complete title of the information accrediting agencies, associations, or View A & M University, Texas
collection when making your request. State agencies in order to establish the
interim eligibility of those institutions Members With Terms Expiring 9/30/10
Comments regarding burden and/or
the collection activity requirements to participate in Federally funded • Dr. Lawrence J. DeNardis, President
should be electronically mailed to programs. Emeritus, University of New Haven,
ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Individuals who • The relationship between (1) Connecticut
use a telecommunications device for the accreditation of institutions of higher • Ms. Andrea Fischer-Newman, Chair,
education and the certification and Board of Regents, University of
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deaf (TDD) may call the Federal
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– eligibility of such institutions, and (2) Michigan; Senior Vice President of
800–877–8339. State licensing responsibilities with Government Affairs, Northwest
respect to such institutions. Airlines, Washington, DC
[FR Doc. E8–3832 Filed 2–29–08; 8:45 am] • Any other advisory functions • Dr. Craig D. Swenson, President,
BILLING CODE 4000–01–P relating to accreditation and Argosy University, Chicago, Illinois

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How Do I Nominate an Individual for April 2, 2008 to Ms. Robin Greathouse, Will This Be My Only Opportunity to
Appointment as a Committee Member? Accreditation and State Liaison. You Submit Written Comments?
If you would like to nominate an may contact her at the U.S. Department Yes, this notice announces the only
individual for appointment to the of Education, Room 7126, MS 8509, opportunity you will have to submit
Committee, send the following 1990 K Street, NW., Washington, DC written comments. However, a
information to the Committee’s 20006, telephone: (202) 219–7011, fax: subsequent Federal Register notice will
Executive Director: (202) 219–7005, or e-mail: announce the meeting and invite
• A copy of the nominee’s resume; Robin.Greathouse@ed.gov. Individuals individuals and/or groups to submit
and who use a telecommunications device requests to make oral presentations
• a cover letter that provides your for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal before the Advisory Committee on the
reason(s) for nominating the individual Information Relay Service at 1–800– agencies that the Advisory Committee
and contact information for the nominee 877–8339. will review. That notice, however, does
(name, title, business address, and What is the Role of the Advisory not offer a second opportunity to submit
business phone and fax numbers). Committee? written comments.
The information must be sent by May
1, 2008 to the following address: What Happens to the Comments That I
The Advisory Committee is
Melissa Lewis, Executive Director, Submit?
established under Section 114 of the
National Advisory Committee on HEA, as amended, and is composed of We will review your comments, in
Institutional Quality and Integrity, U.S. 15 members appointed by the Secretary response to this notice, as part of our
Department of Education, Room 7127, of Education from among individuals evaluation of the agencies’ compliance
MS 7592, 1990 K Street, NW., who are representatives of, or with Section 496 of the Higher
Washington, DC 20006. knowledgeable concerning, education Education Act of 1965, as amended, and
and training beyond secondary the Secretary’s Criteria for Recognition
How Can I Get Additional Information?
education, including representatives of of Accrediting Agencies and State
If you have any specific questions all sectors and type of institutions of Approval Agencies. The Criteria are
about the nomination process or general higher education. regulations found in 34 CFR Part 602
questions about the National Advisory (for accrediting agencies) and in 34 CFR
Committee, please contact Ms. Melissa The Advisory Committee meets at
part 603 (for State approval agencies)
Lewis, the Committee’s Executive least twice a year and provides
and are found at the following site:
Director, telephone: (202) 219–7009, fax: recommendations to the Secretary of
http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/
(202) 219–7008, e-mail: Education pertaining to:
accred/index.html.
Melissa.Lewis@ed.gov between 9 a.m. • The establishment and enforcement We will also include your comments
and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. of criteria for recognition of accrediting with the staff analyses we present to the
Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1011c. agencies or associations under Subpart Advisory Committee at its Spring 2008
2 of Part H of Title IV, HEA. meeting. Therefore, in order for us to
Dated: February 14, 2008.
• The recognition of specific give full consideration to your
Diane Auer Jones, comments, it is important that we
accrediting agencies or associations.
Assistant Secretary, Office of Postsecondary receive them by April 2, 2008. In all
Education. • The preparation and publication of
the list of nationally recognized instances, your comments about
[FR Doc. E8–4010 Filed 2–29–08; 8:45 am] agencies seeking continued recognition
accrediting agencies and associations.
BILLING CODE 4000–01–P and/or an expansion of an agency’s
As the Advisory Committee deems scope of recognition must relate to the
necessary or on request, the Advisory Criteria for Recognition. In addition,
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Committee also advises the Secretary your comments for any agency whose
about: interim report is scheduled for review
Recognition of Accrediting Agencies, • The eligibility and certification
State Agencies for the Approval of must relate to the issues raised and the
process for institutions of higher Criteria for Recognition cited in the
Public Postsecondary Vocational education under Title IV, HEA. Secretary’s letter that requested the
Education, and State Agencies for the
Approval of Nurse Education • The development of standards and interim report.
criteria for specific categories of What Happens to Comments Received
AGENCY: National Advisory Committee vocational training institutions and After the Deadline?
on Institutional Quality and Integrity, institutions of higher education for
Department of Education (The Advisory which there are no recognized We will review any comments
Committee). accrediting agencies, associations, or received after the deadline. If such
State agencies in order to establish the comments, upon investigation, reveal
What Is the Purpose of This Notice? that the accrediting agency or State
interim eligibility of those institutions
The purpose of this notice is to invite to participate in Federally funded approval agency is not acting in
written comments on accrediting programs. accordance with the Criteria for
agencies and State approval agencies Recognition, we will take action either
whose applications to the Secretary for • The relationship between (1) before or after the meeting, as
renewed recognition, requests for an accreditation of institutions of higher appropriate.
expansion of the scope of recognition, or education and the certification and
eligibility of such institutions, and (2) What Agencies Will the Advisory
reports will be reviewed at the Advisory
State licensing responsibilities with Committee Review at the Meeting?
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Committee meeting to be held Spring
2008, in Washington, DC. respect to such institutions. The Secretary of Education recognizes
• Any other advisory functions accrediting agencies and State approval
Where Should I Submit My Comments? relating to accreditation and agencies for public postsecondary
Please submit your written comments institutional eligibility that the vocational education and nurse
by mail, fax, or e-mail no later than Secretary may prescribe. education if the Secretary determines

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