A National Dialogue: The Secretary of Education's Commission on the Future of Higher Education, 2030 [06-257]

Download as PDF 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. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: January 5, 2006. 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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 meeting.

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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 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 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. 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. 06-257 Filed 1-11-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4000-01-M