A National Dialogue: The Secretary of Education's Commission on the Future of Higher Education; Notice of Establishment, 56895-56896 [05-19465]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 188 / Thursday, September 29, 2005 / Notices SUMMARY: The Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before November 28, 2005. DATES: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) provide interested Federal agencies and the public an early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. 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Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden: Responses: 35. Burden Hours: 700. Abstract: These are final reporting forms for FIPSE’s three international competitions. These forms are used at the conclusion of the performance and budget periods for these three competitions: P116J, P116M and P116N. Requests for copies of the proposed information collection request may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the ‘‘Browse Pending Collections’’ link and by clicking on link number 2885. When you access the information collection, click on ‘‘Download Attachments’’ to view. Written requests for information should be addressed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Potomac Center, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20202–4700. Requests may also be electronically mailed to the Internet address OCIO_RIMG@ed.gov or faxed to 202–245–6621. Please specify the complete title of the information collection when making your request. Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity requirements should be directed to Joseph Schubart at his e-mail address Joe.Schubart@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. [FR Doc. 05–19485 Filed 9–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION A National Dialogue: The Secretary of Education’s Commission on the Future of Higher Education; Notice of Establishment Office of the Secretary, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice of establishment of A National Dialogue: The Secretary of Education’s Commission on the Future of Higher Education. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Secretary of Education announces her intention to establish A VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:52 Sep 28, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 56895 National Dialogue: The Secretary of Education’s Commission on the Future of Higher Education (Commission). The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463 as amended; 5 U.S.C.A. Appendix 2) will govern the Commission. Purpose: The Secretary has determined that the establishment of this Commission is necessary and in the public’s interest. Today, higher education in the United States encompasses a wide array of educational opportunities and programs. Students attend institutions of higher education offering programs that range from baccalaureate and advanced degrees to occupational training of less than one year. The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, has benefited millions of students by making higher education more affordable as well as by ensuring its quality. As we look to the future, it is imperative that we maintain a system of higher education that meets the needs of our diverse population, and in particular the needs of traditionally underserved communities; provides enhanced opportunities for lifelong learning; and addresses the economic and workforce needs of the country. In particular, the country is encountering a significant change to its economic structure, resulting in unmet workforce needs. This is particularly true with respect to highly skilled workers and in the fields of mathematics and science. The need is clear and unavoidable: only 68 out of 100 entering 9th graders graduate from high school on time. Yet, 80 percent of our fastest-growing jobs will require some higher education. As the need for highly skilled workers continues to grow, institutions of higher education must assess whether they are providing the necessary coursework and incentives that will enable American students to compete in the new global economy. The purpose of this Commission is to consider how best to improve our system of higher education, to ensure that our graduates are well prepared to meet our future workforce needs and are able to participate fully in the changing economy. To accomplish this purpose, the Commission shall consider Federal, State, local, and institutional roles in higher education and analyze whether the current goals of higher education are appropriate and achievable. By August 1, 2006, the Commission will provide its written recommendations to the Secretary. The Commission will be composed of no more than 20 representatives appointed by the Secretary from the E:\FR\FM\29SEN1.SGM 29SEN1 56896 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 188 / Thursday, September 29, 2005 / Notices public and private sectors, as well as up to 5 ex officio members from the Department of Education and other Federal agencies. These representatives shall include former or current public and private college presidents, and may also include former elected officials, representatives of Fortune 500 corporations, the financial services industry, for-profit education companies, nonprofit education foundations, higher education researchers, and other such group representatives as the Secretary deems appropriate. As representatives, the members will speak for the groups of persons they represent, drawing on their personal experiences as members of these groups with respect to these issues. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cheryl Oldham, Executive Director, A National Dialogue: The Secretary of Education’s Commission on the Future of Higher Education, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20202. Telephone: (202) 205–5233. Dated: September 23, 2005. Margaret Spellings, Secretary, Department of Education. [FR Doc. 05–19465 Filed 9–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–M DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION A National Dialogue: The Secretary of Education’s Commission on the Future of Higher Education The Secretary of Education’s Commission on the Future of Higher Education, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an upcoming meeting of A National Dialogue: The Secretary of Education’s Commission on the Future of Higher Education, (Commission). The notice also describes the functions of the Commission. Notice of this meeting is required by section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and is intended to notify the public of their opportunity to attend. DATES: Monday, October 17, 2005. Time: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: The Commission will meet in Washington, DC at the Washington Court Hotel on Capitol Hill, 525 New Jersey Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cheryl Oldham, Executive Director, A National Dialogue: The Secretary of Education’s Commission on the Future VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:52 Sep 28, 2005 Jkt 205001 of Higher Education, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20202. Telephone: (202) 205–5233. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY The Commission is established by the Secretary of Education to begin a national dialogue about the future of higher education in this country. The purpose of the Commission is to consider how best to improve our system of higher education to ensure that our graduates are well prepared to meet our future workforce needs and are able to participate fully in the changing economy. The Commission shall consider Federal, State, local and institutional roles in higher education and analyze whether the current goals of higher education are appropriate and achievable. The Commission will also focus on the increasing tuition costs and the perception of many families, particularly low-income families, that higher education is inaccessible. The agenda for this first meeting will include a welcome by Department officials followed by a roundtable discussion focusing on the strategies for accomplishing their mission as stated in their charter. A written report to the Secretary is due by August 1, 2006. The commissioners will also participate in an orientation and administrative briefings on FACA, Ethics issues, and Federal travel regulations. Individuals who will need accommodations for a disability in order to attend the meeting (e.g., interpreting services, assistive listening devices, or materials in alternative format) should notify Tracy Harris at (202) 260–3644 no later than October 7, 2005. We will attempt to meet requests for accommodations after this date but cannot guarantee their availability. The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. Individuals interested in attending the meeting must register in advance because of limited space issues. Please contact Tracy Harris at (202) 260–3644 or by e-mail at Tracy. Harris@ed.gov. Opportunities for public comment will soon be available at the Commission’s Web site which is being developed. Records are kept of all Commission proceedings and are available for public inspection at the staff office for the Commission from the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ward Transformer Superfund Site; Notice of Proposed Settlement SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: September 23, 2005. Margaret Spellings, Secretary, U.S. Department of Education. [FR Doc. 05–19466 Filed 9–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–M PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FRL–7976–7] Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of cost recovery settlement. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Under section 122(h) (1) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Environmental Protection Agency has offered a cost recovery settlement at the Ward Transformer Superfund Site (Site) located in Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina. EPA will consider public comments until October 31, 2005. EPA may withdraw from or modify the proposed settlement should such comments disclose facts or considerations which indicated the proposed settlement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. Copies of the proposed settlement are available from: Ms. Paula V. Batchelor, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, Superfund Enforcement & Information Management Branch, Waste Management Division, 61 Forsyth Street, SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303, (404) 562–8887, Email: Batchelor.Paula@EPA.gov. Written or email comments may be submitted to Paula V. Batchelor at the above address within 30 days of the date of publication. Dated: September 15, 2005. Rosalind H. Brown, Chief, Superfund Enforcement & Information Management Branch, Waste Management Division. [FR Doc. 05–19494 Filed 9–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED DATE AND TIME: Thursday, September 29, 2005, 10 a.m. meeting open to the public. This meeting was cancelled. DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, October 6, 2005 at 10 a.m. PLACE: 999 E Street, NW., Washington, DC. STATUS: This meeting will be closed to the public. ITEMS TO BE DISCUSSED: Compliance matters pursuant to 2 U.S.C. 437g. E:\FR\FM\29SEN1.SGM 29SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 188 (Thursday, September 29, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 56895-56896]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-19465]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


A National Dialogue: The Secretary of Education's Commission on 
the Future of Higher Education; Notice of Establishment

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of establishment of A National Dialogue: The Secretary 
of Education's Commission on the Future of Higher Education.

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SUMMARY: The Secretary of Education announces her intention to 
establish A National Dialogue: The Secretary of Education's Commission 
on the Future of Higher Education (Commission). The Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463 as amended; 5 U.S.C.A. Appendix 2) will 
govern the Commission.
    Purpose: The Secretary has determined that the establishment of 
this Commission is necessary and in the public's interest. Today, 
higher education in the United States encompasses a wide array of 
educational opportunities and programs. Students attend institutions of 
higher education offering programs that range from baccalaureate and 
advanced degrees to occupational training of less than one year. The 
Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, has benefited millions of 
students by making higher education more affordable as well as by 
ensuring its quality. As we look to the future, it is imperative that 
we maintain a system of higher education that meets the needs of our 
diverse population, and in particular the needs of traditionally 
underserved communities; provides enhanced opportunities for lifelong 
learning; and addresses the economic and workforce needs of the 
country.
    In particular, the country is encountering a significant change to 
its economic structure, resulting in unmet workforce needs. This is 
particularly true with respect to highly skilled workers and in the 
fields of mathematics and science. The need is clear and unavoidable: 
only 68 out of 100 entering 9th graders graduate from high school on 
time. Yet, 80 percent of our fastest-growing jobs will require some 
higher education. As the need for highly skilled workers continues to 
grow, institutions of higher education must assess whether they are 
providing the necessary coursework and incentives that will enable 
American students to compete in the new global economy.
    The purpose of this Commission is to consider how best to improve 
our system of higher education, to ensure that our graduates are well 
prepared to meet our future workforce needs and are able to participate 
fully in the changing economy. To accomplish this purpose, the 
Commission shall consider Federal, State, local, and institutional 
roles in higher education and analyze whether the current goals of 
higher education are appropriate and achievable. By August 1, 2006, the 
Commission will provide its written recommendations to the Secretary.
    The Commission will be composed of no more than 20 representatives 
appointed by the Secretary from the

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public and private sectors, as well as up to 5 ex officio members from 
the Department of Education and other Federal agencies. These 
representatives shall include former or current public and private 
college presidents, and may also include former elected officials, 
representatives of Fortune 500 corporations, the financial services 
industry, for-profit education companies, nonprofit education 
foundations, higher education researchers, and other such group 
representatives as the Secretary deems appropriate. As representatives, 
the members will speak for the groups of persons they represent, 
drawing on their personal experiences as members of these groups with 
respect to these issues.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cheryl Oldham, Executive Director, A 
National Dialogue: The Secretary of Education's Commission on the 
Future of Higher Education, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland 
Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20202. Telephone: (202) 205-5233.

    Dated: September 23, 2005.
Margaret Spellings,
Secretary, Department of Education.
[FR Doc. 05-19465 Filed 9-28-05; 8:45 am]
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