A National Dialogue: The Secretary of Education's Commission on the Future of Higher Education, 2029-2030 [06-256]

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AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an upcoming public hearing with members of A National Dialogue: The Secretary of Education’s Commission on the Future of Higher Education (Commission). Notice of this meeting is required by section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and is intended to notify the public of their opportunity to attend. DATE: Tuesday, February 7, 2006. TIME: Tuesday, February 7, 2006: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ADDRESSES: The public hearing will be held in Seattle, WA, at the Seattle Crowne Plaza, 1113 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cheryl Oldham, Executive Director, A National Dialogue: The Secretary of Education’s Commission on the Future of Higher Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20202– 3510; telephone: (202) 205–8741. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 this Commission is to PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2029 consider how best to improve our system of higher education to ensure that our graduates are well prepared too 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 public hearing will begin with presentations from panels of invited speakers addressing the four areas of focus for the Commission: access, accountability, affordability, and quality. After the presentations by invited speakers, there will be time reserved for comments from the public. If you are interested in participating in the public comment period to present comments to the Commission, you are requested to reserve time on the agenda of the meeting by email or phone. Please include your name, the organization you represent if appropriate, and a brief description of the issue you would like to present. Participants will be allowed approximately three to five minutes to present their comments, depending on the number of individuals who reserve time on the agenda. At the meeting, participants are also encouraged to submit four written copies of their comments. Persons interested in making comments are encourage to address the following issues and questions: (1) How accessible is higher education today: Is this changing? (2) Do students have access to the institutions best suited to their needs and abilities: (3) What is the real cost of educating college students? How fast is it rising? (4) What is the true price of a college education? (5) What is the quality of higher education in America? (6) How well are universities meeting specific national needs? Given the expected number of individuals interested in providing comments at the meeting, reservations for presenting comments should be made as soon as possible. Persons who are unable to obtain reservations to speak during the meetings are encouraged to submit written comments. Written comments will be accepted at the meeting site or may be mailed to the Commission at the address listed above. Individuals who will need accommodations for a disability in order E:\FR\FM\12JAN1.SGM 12JAN1 2030 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 8 / Thursday, January 12, 2006 / Notices to attend the meeting (e.g., interpreting services, assisting listening devices, or materials in alternative format) should notify Carrie Marsh at (202) 205–8741 no later than January 23, 2006. 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 Carrie Marsh at (202) 205–8741 or by e-mail at Carrie.Marsh@ed.gov. Opportunities for public comment are available through the Commission’s Web site at http://www.ed.gov/about/ bdscomm/list/hiedfuture/index.html. 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. Dated: January 5, 2006. Margaret Spellings, Secretary, U.S. Department of Education. [FR Doc. 06–256 Filed 1–11–06; 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 A National Dialogue: The Secretary of Education’s Commission on the Future of Higher Education, U.S. Department of Education. ACTION: Notice of meeting. erjones on PROD1PC68 with NOTICES 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 and is intended to notify the public of their opportunity to attend. DATES: Thursday, February 2, 2006, and Friday, February 3, 2006. TIME: February 2, 2006: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.; February 3, 2006: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. ADDRESSES: The Commission will meet in San Diego, CA, at Paradise Point Resort, 1404 Vacation Road, San Diego, CA. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cheryl Oldham, Executive Director, A National Dialogue: The Secretary of Education’s Commission on the Future of Higher Education, 400 Maryland VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:17 Jan 11, 2006 Jkt 208001 Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20202– 3510; telephone: (202) 205–8741. 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 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. 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 third meeting will include panel presentations discussing five areas of innovation. The five areas are: innovation and the economy, innovative national and international models for delivery, innovative teaching and learning strategies, innovative financing, and innovative public/private sector models. There will also be a panel presentation of nontraditional college students. A written report to the Secretary is due by August 1, 2006. 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 Carrie Marsh at (202) 205–8741 no later than January 23, 2006. 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 Carrie Marsh at (202) 205–8741 or by e-mail at Carrie.Marsh@ed.gov. Opportunities for public comment are available through the Commission’s Web site at http://www.ed.gov/about/ bdscomm/list/hiedfuture/index.html. 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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 8 (Thursday, January 12, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 2029-2030]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-256]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


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

AGENCY: A National Dialogue: The Secretary of Education's Commission on 
the Future of Higher Education, U.S. Department of Education.

ACTION:  Notice of public hearing.

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SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an 
upcoming public hearing with members of A National Dialogue: The 
Secretary of Education's Commission on the Future of Higher Education 
(Commission). Notice of this meeting is required by section 10(a)(2) of 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act and is intended to notify the public 
of their opportunity to attend.

DATE: Tuesday, February 7, 2006.

TIME: Tuesday, February 7, 2006: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The public hearing will be held in Seattle, WA, at the 
Seattle Crowne Plaza, 1113 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cheryl Oldham, Executive Director, A 
National Dialogue: The Secretary of Education's Commission on the 
Future of Higher Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 
20202-3510; telephone: (202) 205-8741.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 this Commission is to 
consider how best to improve our system of higher education to ensure 
that our graduates are well prepared too 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 public hearing will begin with presentations 
from panels of invited speakers addressing the four areas of focus for 
the Commission: access, accountability, affordability, and quality. 
After the presentations by invited speakers, there will be time 
reserved for comments from the public.
    If you are interested in participating in the public comment period 
to present comments to the Commission, you are requested to reserve 
time on the agenda of the meeting by email or phone. Please include 
your name, the organization you represent if appropriate, and a brief 
description of the issue you would like to present. Participants will 
be allowed approximately three to five minutes to present their 
comments, depending on the number of individuals who reserve time on 
the agenda. At the meeting, participants are also encouraged to submit 
four written copies of their comments. Persons interested in making 
comments are encourage to address the following issues and questions:
    (1) How accessible is higher education today: Is this changing?
    (2) Do students have access to the institutions best suited to 
their needs and abilities:
    (3) What is the real cost of educating college students? How fast 
is it rising?
    (4) What is the true price of a college education?
    (5) What is the quality of higher education in America?
    (6) How well are universities meeting specific national needs?
    Given the expected number of individuals interested in providing 
comments at the meeting, reservations for presenting comments should be 
made as soon as possible. Persons who are unable to obtain reservations 
to speak during the meetings are encouraged to submit written comments. 
Written comments will be accepted at the meeting site or may be mailed 
to the Commission at the address listed above.
    Individuals who will need accommodations for a disability in order

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to attend the meeting (e.g., interpreting services, assisting listening 
devices, or materials in alternative format) should notify Carrie Marsh 
at (202) 205-8741 no later than January 23, 2006. 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 Carrie Marsh at 
(202) 205-8741 or by e-mail at Carrie.Marsh@ed.gov.
    Opportunities for public comment are available through the 
Commission's Web site at http://www.ed.gov/about/bdscomm/list/
hiedfuture/index.html. 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.

    Dated: January 5, 2006.
Margaret Spellings,
Secretary, U.S. Department of Education.
[FR Doc. 06-256 Filed 1-11-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4000-01-M