[Federal Register: April 15, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 72)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The Leader, Regulatory Information Management Group, Office of 
the Chief Information Officer, invites comments on the proposed 
information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
June 14, 2002.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) provide interested Federal agencies and the public an 
early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. OMB 
may amend or waive the requirement for public consultation to the 
extent that public participation in the approval process would defeat 
the purpose of the information collection, violate State or Federal 
law, or substantially interfere with any agency's ability to perform 
its statutory obligations. The Leader, Regulatory Information 
Management Group, Office of the Chief Information Officer, publishes 
that notice containing proposed information collection requests prior 
to submission of these requests to OMB. Each proposed information 
collection, grouped by office, contains the following: (1) Type of 
review requested, e.g. new, revision, extension, existing or 
reinstatement; (2) Title; (3) Summary of the collection; (4) 
Description of the need for, and proposed use of, the information; (5) 
Respondents and frequency of collection; and (6) Reporting and/or 
Recordkeeping burden. OMB invites public comment.
    The Department of Education is especially interested in public 
comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection 
necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this 
information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the 
estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the 
quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 
(5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on 
the respondents, including through the use of information technology.

    Dated: April 9, 2002.
John D. Tressler,
Leader, Regulatory Information Management, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.

Office of Educational Research and Improvement

    Type of Review: Reinstatement.
    Title: 2004 National Survey of Postsecondary Faculty (NSOPF:04): 
List Collection Procedures and Institution Questionnaire.
    Frequency: One time.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions.
    Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
      Responses: 300.
      Burden Hours: 448.
    Abstract: The fourth cycle of the NSOPF is being conducted in 
response to a continuing need for data on faculty and instructors. The 
study will provide information about faculty in postsecondary 
institutions, which is key to learning about the quality of education 
and research in these institutions. This study will expand the 
information about faculty and instructional staff in two ways: allowing 
comparisions to be made over time and examining critical issues 
surrounding faculty that have developed since the first three studies. 
This clearance request covers field test and full scale activities for 
the first phase of the study--collection of lists of current faculty 
and instructors from sampled postsecondary institutions and a 
questionnaire to be completed by institution administrative officials 
to provide information about the context of the institution, such as 
hiring and promotion practices, policies on benefits, tenure, workload, 
etc. A second clearance request will be submitted shortly covering the 
faculty survey materials.
    Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request 
may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, or should be addressed to 
Vivian Reese, Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Room 
4050, Regional Office Building 3, Washington, DC 20202-4651. Requests 
may also be electronically mailed to the internet address 
OCIO_IMG_Issues@ed.gov or faxed to 202-708-9346. Please specify the 
complete title of the information collection when making your request.
    Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity 
requirements should be directed to Kathy Axt at (540) 776-7742 or via 
her internet address Kathy.Axt@ed.gov. Individuals who use a 
telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.

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