FR Doc E9-22522[Federal Register: September 18, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 180)]
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Committee on Measures of Student Success

AGENCY: National Center for Education Statistics, Department of 

ACTION: Request for nominations to serve on the Committee on Measures 
of Student Success.


SUMMARY: At this time, the Secretary of Education invites interested 
parties to submit nominations for individuals to serve on the Committee 
on Measures of Student Success.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As mandated by section 485(a)(7)(B) of the 
Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended by section 488(a)(3)(B) of the 
Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) (20 U.S.C. 1092(a)(7)(B)), the 
U.S. Department of Education shall establish the Committee on Measures 
of Student Success (the Committee). The Committee shall consist of 15 
members including representatives from diverse institutions of higher 
education, experts in the field of higher education policy, State 
higher education officials, students, and other stakeholders from the 
higher education community. Committee members will be appointed by the 
Secretary of Education in consultation with the Commissioner of 
Education Statistics. The purpose of the Committee will be to develop 
recommendations for the Secretary of Education regarding: (1) The 
accurate calculation and reporting of completion or graduation rates of 
entering certificate- or degree-seeking, full-time, undergraduate 
students by two-year degree-granting institutions of higher education; 
(2) additional or alternative measures of student success that are 
comparable alternatives to the completion or graduation rates of 
entering degree-seeking full-time undergraduate students, taking into 
account the mission and role of two-year degree-granting higher 
education institutions. These recommendations shall be provided to the 
Secretary no later than 18 months after the first meeting of the 
    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 the 
Committee, please submit the following information to the U.S. 
Department of Education's (the Department's) White House Liaison 
     A copy of the nominee's r[eacute]sum[eacute];
     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 the Committee. Nominees will be appointed based 
on technical qualifications, professional experience, and demonstrated 
knowledge of issues related to higher education student success, 
particularly at two-year institutions, Federal student aid programs, 
and institutional or State postsecondary longitudinal data systems.

DATES: Nominations for individuals to serve on the Committee on 
Measures of Student Success must be submitted (postmarked, if sending 
by mail; submitted electronically; or received, if hand delivered) by 
October 19, 2009.

ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations, including attachments, by any of 
the following methods:
     Electronically: Send to: (specify 
in the e-mail subject line, ``CMSS Nomination'').
     Mail, express delivery, hand delivery, messenger, or 
courier service: Submit one copy of the 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.
    For questions, contact Karen Akins, White House Liaison Office at 
(202) 401-3677, fax (202) 205-0723, or via e-mail at

    Dated: September 9, 2009.

Arne Duncan,
Secretary of Education.
[FR Doc. E9-22522 Filed 9-17-09; 8:45 am]