FR Doc 2010-25313
[Federal Register: October 7, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 194)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and 
Integrity (NACIQI) Teleconference

AGENCY: National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and 
Integrity, Office of Postsecondary Education, U.S. Department of 
Education.

ADDRESSES: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary 
Education, 1990 K Street, NW., Room 7122, Washington, DC 20006.

ACTION: Notice of open teleconference meeting of the National Advisory 
Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI) and 
information related to members of the public making third-party oral 
comments at the meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda items 
for the upcoming teleconference meeting of the National Advisory 
Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI), which is 
scheduled for November 8, 2010, and provides information for members of 
the public wishing to attend the meeting and/or make oral comments 
during the meeting. The notice of this teleconference meeting is 
required under Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act 
(FACA) and Section 114(d)(1)(B) of the Higher Education Act (HEA).
    The NACIQI teleconference meeting will be held on Monday, November 
8, 2010, beginning at 4 p.m. and ending as late as 5:30 p.m., Eastern 
Standard Time. The proposed agenda for this teleconference meeting is 
to elect a chair and vice-chair, and conduct other administrative 
business related to meeting planning and procedures.
    Space for the teleconference meeting is limited, and you are 
encouraged to register early if you plan to attend. To register to 
attend the teleconference meeting and not make any oral comments, e-
mail the Accreditation Division staff at aslrecordsmanager@ed.gov and 
enter ``Registration for NACIQI Teleconference Meeting'' in the subject 
line of the e-mail message. In the body of the e-mail message, please 
include your name, title, affiliation, mailing address, e-mail address, 
Web site (if available), and telephone and fax numbers. To register to 
attend the teleconference meeting and request to make oral comments 
during the meeting, e-mail the Accreditation Division staff at 
aslrecordsmanager@ed.gov and enter ``Registration for NACIQI 
Teleconference Meeting and Request To Make Oral Comments'' in the 
subject line of the e-mail message. In the body of the message, please 
include your name, title, affiliation, mailing address, e-mail address, 
and Web site (if available), and telephone and fax numbers, and provide 
a brief explanation of no more than five sentences that summarizes your 
anticipated comments. The deadline for the teleconference meeting 
registration is Monday, November 1, 2010.
    A total of ten minutes will be allotted for public comment. Only 
the first ten commenters who respond in accordance with this notice as 
reflected in the time and date of e-mail receipt will be assured an 
opportunity to speak, and each commenter will be allotted no more than 
one minute. The Department will inform any requesters not selected to 
speak in advance of the meeting.
    Individuals who will need accommodations for a disability in order 
to attend the teleconference meeting should contact Cathy Sheffield at 
(202) 219-7011 or e-mail at aslrecordsmanager@ed.gov no later than 
Monday, November 1, 2010. The teleconference site is accessible to 
individuals with disabilities.
    NACIQI'S Statutory Authority and Functions: The NACIQI is 
established under Section 114 of the Higher Education Act (HEA), as 
amended, 20 U.S.C. 1011c. The NACIQI advises the Secretary of Education 
about:
     The establishment and enforcement of the criteria for 
recognition of accrediting agencies or associations under Subpart 2, 
Part H, Title IV, of the HEA, as amended.
     The recognition of specific accrediting agencies or 
associations or a specific State approval agency.
     The preparation and publication of the list of nationally 
recognized accrediting agencies and associations.
     The eligibility and certification process for institutions 
of higher education under Title IV, of the HEA, together with 
recommendations for improvement in such process.
     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.
     Any other advisory functions relating to accreditation and 
institutional eligibility that the Secretary may prescribe.
    Access to Records of the Teleconference Meeting: The Department 
will record the teleconference meeting and post the official report of 
the teleconference meeting on the NACIQI Web site shortly after the 
meeting. Pursuant to the FACA, the public may also inspect the 
materials at 1990 K Street, NW., Washington, DC, by e-mailing the 
aslrecordsmanager@ed.gov or by calling (202) 219-7067 to schedule an 
appointment.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa Lewis, Executive Director, 
NACIQI, U.S. Department of Education, Room 8060, 1990 K Street, NW., 
Washington, DC 20006. Telephone: (202) 219-7011 or e-mail: 
Melissa.Lewis@ed.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device 
for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service at 1-
800-877-8339 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, 
Monday through Friday.
    Electronic Access to This Document: You can view this document, as 
well as all other documents of this Department published in the Federal 
Register, in text or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) on the 
Internet at the following site: http://www.ed.gov/news/fedregister. To 
use PDF you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free at 
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Eduardo M. Ochoa,
Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 2010-25313 Filed 10-6-10; 8:45 am]
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