[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 37 (Wednesday, February 25, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10080-10081]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-03612]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and 
Integrity Meeting

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

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ADDRESSES: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary 
Education, 1990 K Street NW., Room 8072, Washington, DC 20006.

ACTION: Notice of an open (virtual) meeting and the opportunity to make 
third party comments.

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    Naciqi's Statutory Authority And Function: The NACIQI is 
established under Section 114 (d)(2)(B) of the HEA of 1965, 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 function relating to accreditation and 
institutional eligibility that the Secretary may prescribe.
SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule for the March 23, 2015, 
virtual meeting of NACIQI, and provides information to members of the 
public on registering for the meeting, and for submitting written 
comments and requests to make oral comments. The notice of this virtual 
meeting is required under Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (FACA) and Section 114(d)(2)(B) of the Higher Education 
Act (HEA) of 1965, as amended, 20 U.S.C. 1011c.

DATES: The NACIQI virtual meeting will be held on Monday, March 23, 
2015, beginning at 1:00 p.m. and ending at 4:00 p.m., Eastern Time. The 
proposed agenda for this virtual meeting consists of discussion and 
final action on the draft NACIQI Policy Recommendations Report. The 
report may be accessed at:http://www2.ed.gov/about/bdscomm/list/naciqi-dir/2014-fall/naciqi-draft-recomendations-report-01012015.pdf.
    Meeting Registration: The deadline for registering to attend the 
virtual meeting is Monday, March 9, 2015. Registration space for the 
virtual meeting is limited. To register to attend the virtual meeting, 
email your registration to ThirdPartyComments@ed.gov mailbox and enter 
``Registration for NACIQI'' in the subject line of the message. In the 
body of the email message, please include your name, title, 
affiliation, mailing address, email address, and telephone number. All 
registrants will receive an email with the call-in number.
    Submission of Written/Oral Comments Regarding the Committee's 
Policy Recommendations: Written comments must be received by March 9, 
2015, in ThirdPartyComments@ed.gov mailbox and include the subject line 
``Written Comments: Policy Recommendations 2014''. The email must 
include the name(s), title, organization/affiliation, mailing address, 
email address, and telephone number, of the person(s) making the 
comment. Comments should be submitted as a Microsoft Word document or 
in a medium compatible with Microsoft Word (not a PDF file) that is 
attached to an electronic mail message (email) or provided in the body 
of an email message. Please do not send material directly to the NACIQI 
members.
    To request to make oral comments during the meeting, email your 
request to ThirdPartyComments@ed.gov mailbox and enter ``Registration 
for NACIQI and Request to Make Oral Comments'' in the subject line of 
the email message. In the body of the email message, please provide 
your name, title, affiliation, mailing address, email address, and 
telephone number as well as a brief explanation of no more than five 
sentences that summarize your anticipated comments.
    A total of 30 minutes will be allotted for public comment. Six 
commenters will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis. Each 
commenter will be allotted no more than five minutes. The Department 
will inform all requesters of their selection status in advance of the 
meeting. Individuals who need accommodations for a disability in order 
to attend the virtual meeting should contact Patricia Howes at 
patricia.howes@ed.gov, or email ThirdPartyComments@ed.gov mailbox no 
later than March 9, 2015. The virtual meeting site is accessible to 
individuals with disabilities.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carol Griffiths, Executive Director, 
NACIQI, U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Street NW., Room 8073, 
Washington, DC 20006-8129, telephone: (202) 219-7035, fax: (202) 502-
7874, or email Carol.Griffiths@ed.gov.
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    Authority: Section 114 (d)(2)(B) of the HEA of 1965, as amended, 
20 U.S.C. 1011c.

Lynn B. Mahaffie,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Planning, and Innovation, 
Delegated the Authority to Perform the Functions and Duties of the 
Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 2015-03612 Filed 2-24-15; 8:45 am]
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