[Federal Register: March 8, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 44)]
[Page 10998]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



Demonstration Projects To Ensure Students With Disabilities, 
Receive a Quality Higher Education

AGENCY: Office of Postsecondary Education; Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice inviting individuals to serve as field readers.


SUMMARY: The Office of Higher Education Programs invites interested 
individuals to apply to serve as field readers to evaluate grant 
applications submitted for funding for fiscal year 1999 for the 
Demonstration Projects to Ensure Students with Disabilities Receive a 
Quality Higher Education program. The Demonstration Projects to Ensure 
Students with Disabilities Receive a Quality Higher Education program 
supports model demonstration projects to provide technical assistance 
or professional development for faculty and administrators in 
institutions of higher education (IHEs) in order to provide them with 
the skills and supports they need to provide students with disabilities 
a quality postsecondary education and to disseminate research and 
provide training to other IHEs.

DATES: Any individual interested in serving as a field reader should 
mail or fax his or her resume to the address listed in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice no later than April 5, 1999, 
indicating the program in which he or she is interested in serving as a 
field reader. Resumes should not exceed two pages.

Duties and Compensation of Field Readers

    Field readers will review applications according to the applicable 
published selection criteria. Each field reader will serve for a period 
of approximately five days. Each field reader who is selected will 
receive compensation for certain travel expenses and an honorarium. For 
further information on this competition, please refer to Title VII, 
Part D, of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, and to the 
application notice for this competition to be published in the Federal 
Register soon.

Field Reader Qualifications

    The Department is seeking experienced and knowledgeable 
professionals who are experts in the educational needs of students with 
disabilities in postsecondary education. These professionals should be 
current with issues surrounding program evaluation and dissemination, 
synthesizing research, providing professional development to faculty 
and administrators within IHEs, and helping IHEs adopt innovations. 
Field readers may come from IHEs or other settings in which qualified 
individuals are employed. Field readers must have the expertise 
necessary to assess accurately the applicant's showing on each of the 
applicable selection criterion.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amie Amiot, Demonstration Projects to 
Ensure Students with Disabilities Receive a Quality Higher Education 
program, Post Office Box 23764, Washington, D.C. 20026-3764. Telephone: 
(202) 260-0415. Inquiries may be sent by e-mail to Amie--Amiot@ed.gov 
or by Fax to (202) 260-9271. Individuals who use a telecommunications 
device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay 
Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern 
time, Monday through Friday.
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an 
alternate format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer 
diskette) on request to the contact person listed in the preceding 

Electronic Access to This Document

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Office toll free at 1-888-293-6498.
    Anyone may also view these documents in text copy only on an 
electronic bulletin board of the Department. Telephone: (202) 219-1511 
or, toll free, 1-800-222-4922. The documents are located under Option 
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    Note: The official version of a document is the document 
published in the Federal Register.

    Program Authority: 20 U.S.C.1140 et seq.
David A. Longanecker,
Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 99-5624 Filed 3-5-99; 8:45 am]