[Federal Register: August 14, 1996 (Volume 61, Number 158)]
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Office of Postsecondary Education; Notice Inviting Individuals To
Serve as Field Readers for the Student Support Services Grant 
Application Competition

AGENCY: Department of Education.

SUMMARY: The Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education invites 
interested individuals to apply to serve as field readers evaluating 
grant applications submitted for funding for fiscal year (FY) 1997 for 
the Student Support Services Program.

DATES: An individual interested in serving as a field reader should 
submit his or her resume to the Division of Student Services no later 
than September 30, 1996 (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of 
this notice). Because of the many activities involved with scheduling 
the competition, a delay in the receipt of a resume may preclude an 
individual from being considered for service during FY 1997.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department will base selection on the 
resume provided by each potential field reader. Field readers will 
review applications according to the applicable published selection 
criteria. All reviews of applications will take place in Washington, 
D.C. Each field reader will serve for a period of approximately 5 to 10 
days and receive compensation for certain travel expenses, a per diem 
allowance, and an honorarium. Because of the standards (e.g. conflict 
of interest) and needs of the Department, some applicants, although 
otherwise qualified, may not be selected to serve as field readers. 
However, they will be included in our data base for future 
    A potential field reader who is employed should include in his or 
her resume the name of the employer, the potential reader's current 
position with that employer, and the mailing address of the employer.

Support Services Program awards grants to institutions of higher 
education for projects that provide support services to low-income, 
first generation, or disabled college students to enhance their 
academic skills, increase their retention and college graduation rates, 
facilitate their transfer from two-year to four-year colleges, and 
foster an institutional climate supportive of the success of low-
income, first generation college students and students with 
disabilities. Field readers are needed who have experience: (a) 
Counseling, mentoring, tutoring, or teaching, in programs for 
disadvantaged students at the postsecondary level; (b) planning and 
designing other educational support programs on college campuses; (c) 
designing, establishing, administering, or coordinating educational 
programs at the postsecondary level; and (d) administering, teaching or 
counseling in an educational program for disabled students at the 
postsecondary level.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Virginia A. Mason, Division of Student 
Services, U.S. Department of Education, 600 Independence Avenue, S.W., 
The Portals Building, Suite 600D, Washington, D.C. 20202-5249. 
Telephone: (202) 708-4804 or by internet to TRIO@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 between 8 
a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern time, Monday through Friday.

    Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070d, 1070d-1b

    Dated: August 9, 1996.
David A. Longanecker,
Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 96-20751 Filed 8-13-96; 8:45 am]