The Advisory Committee on Measures of Student Success advises the Secretary of Education in assisting two-year degree-granting institutions of higher education in meeting the completion or graduation rate disclosure requirements outlined in section 485 of the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008.
Contact: Archie P. Cubarrubia, Designated Federal Official
at Archie.Cubarrubia@ed.gov or (202) 502-7601.
The Equity and Excellence Commission will examine the disparities in meaningful educational opportunities that give rise to the achievement gap, with a focus on systems of finance, and recommend ways in which federal policies could address such disparities. The commission is comprised of 28 members from a range of backgrounds, including education, law, tax, government, business, and civil rights.
- Contact: Lawrence Roffee (202) 272-0800
- Contact: Madeleine McCain (202) 606-9200
The National Mathematics Advisory Panel completed its work on March 13, 2008 with the release of its final report.
The Board guides overall policy; makes annual recommendations for assisting the tribal colleges in key areas; encourages public-private partnerships to benefit the tribal colleges; and monitors the federal government's progress in implementing the Executive Order on Tribal Colleges and Universities. No more than 15 members appointed by the President including: representative of tribal colleges; education communities; tribal officials; health, business, and financial institutions; private foundations; and such other persons as the President deems appropriate.
Contact: (202) 219-7040
In preparation for the creation of 20 new comprehensive centers to provide technical assistance, Section 206 of the Educational Technical Assistance Act of 2002 directs the Secretary to establish 10 regional advisory committees (RACs) to advise on the educational needs of each region. The RACs will conduct educational needs assessments of their respective regions and submit reports on the assessment findings to the Secretary.
Contact: Enid Simmons (202) 708-9499
The Commission closed as of March 15, 2003
In 1972, the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Public Law 92-463, 5 U.S.C., App) was enacted by Congress. Its purpose was to ensure that advice rendered to the Executive Branch by the various advisory committees, task forces, boards, and commissions formed over the years by Congress, the President and Government Agencies, be both objective and accessible to the public. The Act not only formalized a process for establishing, operating, overseeing, and terminating these advisory groups, but also created the Committee Management Secretariat (MS), an organization located within the General Services Administration (GSA) whose task is to evaluate and monitor Executive Branch compliance with the Act.
For detailed information on budget, charter, members, accomplishments, meetings, and reports on all government advisory committees, go to the GSA FACA (Federal Advisory Committee Act) Database