FR Doc E9-14612[Federal Register: June 22, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 118)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and 
Integrity; Notice of Members

AGENCY: National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and 
Integrity (NACIQI or the Committee), Department of Education.

ACTION: Request for nominations of individuals to serve on NACIQI.

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SUMMARY: Section 106 of the Higher Education Opportunity Act 2008 
(HEOA) suspended the activities of NACIQI and terminated the existing 
membership on August 14, 2008. The law also stated that the appointment 
of any new members could not take place until after January 31, 2009. 
In addition, section 106 restructured the NACIQI's membership to 
provide for 18 members, six of whom shall be appointed by the Secretary 
of Education (Secretary). At this time, the Secretary invites 
interested parties to submit nominations for the six positions to be 
filled by the Secretary. Nomination Process: Any interested person or 
organization may nominate one or more qualified individuals for 
membership. If you would like to nominate an individual or yourself for 
appointment to NACIQI, submit the following information to the U.S. 
Department of Education's (the Department's) White House Liaison 
Office.
     A copy of the nominee's resume;
     A cover letter that provides your reason(s) for nominating 
the individual; and
     Contact information for the nominee (name, title, business 
address, business phone, fax number and business e-mail address).
    In addition, the cover letter must state that the nominee (if 
nominating someone other than yourself) has agreed to be nominated and 
is willing to serve on NACIQI for a three-year term.

DATES: Nominations for the six members to be appointed by the Secretary 
must be submitted (postmarked, if sending by mail; submitted 
electronically; or received, if hand delivered) by July 22, 2009.

ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations, including attachments, by any of 
the following methods:
     Electronically: Send to WhiteHouseLiaison@ed.gov.
     Mail, express delivery, hand delivery, messenger or 
courier service: Submit three copies of your documents listed above to 
the following address: U.S. Department of Education, White House 
Liaison Office, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Room 7C109, Washington, DC 
20202 Attn: Karen Akins.
    The initial term of service for each Secretarial appointee will be 
for a period of three years. If a member vacancy occurs prior to the 
term's expiration date, the Secretary will appoint a new member to 
serve the remainder of the term. A member may be appointed, at the 
Secretary's discretion, to serve more than one term. Succeeding terms 
will be for six years.
    Individuals shall be appointed members of the Committee:
     From among individuals who are representatives of, or 
knowledgeable concerning, education and training beyond secondary 
education, representing all sectors and types of institutions of higher 
education; and
     On the basis of the individuals' technical qualifications, 
professional standing, and demonstrated knowledge in the fields of 
accreditation and administration of higher education;
     On the basis of the individuals' experience, integrity, 
impartiality, and good judgment.
    The NACIQI'S Functions: The NACIQI meets at least twice a year and 
provides recommendations to the Secretary of Education pertaining to:
     The establishment and enforcement of criteria for 
recognition of accrediting agencies subpart 2 of part H of Title IV, 
HEA;
     The recognition of specific accrediting agencies and State 
approval agencies;
     The preparation and publication of the list of nationally 
recognized accrediting agencies and State approval agencies;
     The eligibility and certification process for institutions 
of higher education under Title IV, HEA;
     The relationship between (1) Accreditation of institutions 
of higher education and the certification and eligibility of such 
institutions, and (2) State licensing responsibilities with respect to 
such institutions; and
     Any other advisory functions relating to accreditation and 
institutional eligibility that the Secretary may prescribe.
    Additional Information About NACIQI: Refer to the NACIQI's Web site 
(http://www.ed.gov/about/bdscomm/list/naciqi.html) for further 
information. If you have specific questions about the nomination 
process, please contact Karen Akins, White House Liaison Office, 
telephone: (202) 401-3677, fax: (202) 205-0723, e-mail: 
WhiteHouseLiaison@ed.gov.

    Authority:  20 U.S.C. 1011c.

    Dated: June 16,\\ 2009.
Arne Duncan,
Secretary, U.S. Department of Education.
[FR Doc. E9-14612 Filed 6-19-09; 8:45 am]

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