President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, 24408-24409 [2014-09854]

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AGENCY: This notice sets forth the schedule and agenda of the meeting of the President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The notice also describes the functions of the Board. Notice of the meeting is required by section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and intended to notify the public of its opportunity to attend. DATES: Thursday, May 22, 2014. Time: 9 a.m.–2 p.m. (EST) ADDRESSES: U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Administration Building 101, Lecture Room B, Gaithersburg, MD, 20899–1000, (301) 975–8362. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sedika Franklin, Program Specialist, White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20204; telephone: (202) 453–5634 or (202) 453–5630, fax: (202) 453–5632. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (the Board) is established by Executive Order 13532 (February 26, 2010). The Board is governed by the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30APN1.SGM 30APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 83 / Wednesday, April 30, 2014 / Notices provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), (Pub. L. 92–463; as amended, 5 U.S.C.A., Appendix 2) which sets forth standards for the formation and use of advisory committees. The purpose of the Board is to advise the President and the Secretary of Education (Secretary) on all matters pertaining to strengthening the educational capacity of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The Board shall advise the President and the Secretary in the following areas: (i) Improving the identity, visibility, and distinctive capabilities and overall competitiveness of HBCUs; (ii) engaging the philanthropic, business, government, military, homelandsecurity, and education communities in a national dialogue regarding new HBCU programs and initiatives; (iii) improving the ability of HBCUs to remain fiscally secure institutions that can assist the nation in reaching its goal of having the highest proportion of college graduates by 2020; (iv) elevating the public awareness of HBCUs; and (v) encouraging public-private investments in HBCUs. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Agenda The Board will receive updates from the Chairman of the President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), the Board’s subcommittees (Black Males, Strategy, Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Community Colleges and Aspirational Support) and the Executive Director of the White House Initiative on HBCUs on their respective activities, thus far, during Fiscal Year 2014 including activities that have occurred since the Board’s last meeting, which was held on February 25, 2014. In addition, the Board will discuss possible strategies to meet its duties under its charter. Ivory Toldson, Deputy Director of the White House Initiative on HBCUs, will discuss President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Initiative, and Chad Womack, National STEM Director of the UNCF-Merck Fellowship Program will provide information on special initiatives directed at STEM education. Individuals who will need accommodations for a disability in order to attend the meeting (e.g., interpreting services, assistive listening devices, or material in alternative format) should notify Sedika Franklin, White House Initiative on HBCUs, at (202) 453–5630, no later than Tuesday, May 13, 2014. We will attempt to meet requests for such accommodations after this date, but cannot guarantee their availability. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:41 Apr 29, 2014 Jkt 232001 The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. An opportunity for public comment is available on Thursday, May 22, 2014, from 1:30 p.m.–2 p.m. Individuals who wish to provide comments will be allowed three to five minutes to speak. Those members of the public interested in submitting written comments may do so by submitting comments to the attention of Sedika Franklin, White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20202, by Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Those members of the public interested in attending any portion of this open meeting must pre-register by submitting their first name, last name and citizenship to the attention of Sedika Franklin, White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20202, by Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Records are kept of all Board proceedings and are available for public inspection at the office of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20202, Monday through Friday (excluding federal holidays) during the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Electronic Access to the Document: You may view this document, as well as all other documents of this Department published in the Federal Register, in text or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) on the Internet at the following site: www.ed.gov/fedregister/ index.html. To use PDF you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free at this site. If you have questions about using PDF, call the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), toll free at 1–866–512–1800 or in the Washington, DC, area at 202–512–1800. Dated: April 23, 2014. Jamienne S. Studley, Acting Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Education. [FR Doc. 2014–09854 Filed 4–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION National Assessment Governing Board; Meeting National Assessment Governing Board, U.S. Department of Education. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24409 Notice of open and closed meeting sessions. ACTION: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda for the upcoming meeting of the National Assessment Governing Board (Board) and also describes the specific functions of the Board. Notice of this meeting is required under Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. This notice is issued to provide members of the general public with an opportunity to attend and/or provide comments. Individuals who will need special accommodations in order to attend the meeting (e.g. interpreting services, assistive listening devices, materials in alternative format) should notify Munira Mwalimu at 202–357–6938 or at Munira.Mwalimu@ed.gov no later than May 9, 2014. We will attempt to meet requests after this date but cannot guarantee availability of the requested accommodation. The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. DATES: May 15–17, 2014. SUMMARY: Times May 15: Committee Meetings Assessment Development Committee: Closed Session: Noon–4:00 p.m. Assessment Literacy Work Group: Open Session: 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Executive Committee: Open Session: 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. May 16: Full Board and Committee Meetings Full Board: Open Session: 8:30 a.m.– 10:00 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.–4:45 p.m. Committee Meetings: Reporting and Dissemination Committee (R&D): Open Session: 10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Assessment Development Committee (ADC): Open Session: 10:00 a.m.– 12:30 p.m. Committee on Standards, Design and Methodology (COSDAM): Open Session: 10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. May 17: Full Board and Committee Meetings Nominations Committee: Closed Session: 7:30 a.m.–8:15 a.m. Full Board: Open Session 8:30 a.m.– 12:00 p.m. Location: Omni Parker House, 60 School Street, Boston, MA 02108. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Munira Mwalimu, Executive Officer, National Assessment Governing Board, 800 North Capitol Street, NW., Suite 825, Washington, DC, 20002–4233, Telephone: (202) 357–6938. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Assessment Governing Board E:\FR\FM\30APN1.SGM 30APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 83 (Wednesday, April 30, 2014)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-09854]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and 
Universities

AGENCY: President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges 
and Universities, Department of Education.

ACTION: Notice of an open meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and agenda of the meeting 
of the President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and 
Universities. The notice also describes the functions of the Board. 
Notice of the meeting is required by section 10(a)(2) of the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act and intended to notify the public of its 
opportunity to attend.

DATES: Thursday, May 22, 2014. Time: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (EST)

ADDRESSES: U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards 
and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Administration Building 101, Lecture 
Room B, Gaithersburg, MD, 20899-1000, (301) 975-8362.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sedika Franklin, Program Specialist, 
White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, 
400 Maryland Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20204; telephone: (202) 453-
5634 or (202) 453-5630, fax: (202) 453-5632.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:  The President's Board of Advisors on 
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (the Board) is established 
by Executive Order 13532 (February 26, 2010). The Board is governed by 
the

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provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), (Pub. L. 92-
463; as amended, 5 U.S.C.A., Appendix 2) which sets forth standards for 
the formation and use of advisory committees. The purpose of the Board 
is to advise the President and the Secretary of Education (Secretary) 
on all matters pertaining to strengthening the educational capacity of 
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
    The Board shall advise the President and the Secretary in the 
following areas: (i) Improving the identity, visibility, and 
distinctive capabilities and overall competitiveness of HBCUs; (ii) 
engaging the philanthropic, business, government, military, homeland-
security, and education communities in a national dialogue regarding 
new HBCU programs and initiatives; (iii) improving the ability of HBCUs 
to remain fiscally secure institutions that can assist the nation in 
reaching its goal of having the highest proportion of college graduates 
by 2020; (iv) elevating the public awareness of HBCUs; and (v) 
encouraging public-private investments in HBCUs.

Agenda

    The Board will receive updates from the Chairman of the President's 
Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities 
(HBCUs), the Board's subcommittees (Black Males, Strategy, Science 
Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Community Colleges and 
Aspirational Support) and the Executive Director of the White House 
Initiative on HBCUs on their respective activities, thus far, during 
Fiscal Year 2014 including activities that have occurred since the 
Board's last meeting, which was held on February 25, 2014. In addition, 
the Board will discuss possible strategies to meet its duties under its 
charter. Ivory Toldson, Deputy Director of the White House Initiative 
on HBCUs, will discuss President Obama's My Brother's Keeper 
Initiative, and Chad Womack, National STEM Director of the UNCF-Merck 
Fellowship Program will provide information on special initiatives 
directed at STEM education.
    Individuals who will need accommodations for a disability in order 
to attend the meeting (e.g., interpreting services, assistive listening 
devices, or material in alternative format) should notify Sedika 
Franklin, White House Initiative on HBCUs, at (202) 453-5630, no later 
than Tuesday, May 13, 2014. We will attempt to meet requests for such 
accommodations after this date, but cannot guarantee their 
availability. The meeting site is accessible to individuals with 
disabilities.
    An opportunity for public comment is available on Thursday, May 22, 
2014, from 1:30 p.m.-2 p.m. Individuals who wish to provide comments 
will be allowed three to five minutes to speak. Those members of the 
public interested in submitting written comments may do so by 
submitting comments to the attention of Sedika Franklin, White House 
Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, U.S. 
Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20202, 
by Tuesday, May 13, 2014.
    Those members of the public interested in attending any portion of 
this open meeting must pre-register by submitting their first name, 
last name and citizenship to the attention of Sedika Franklin, White 
House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, U.S. 
Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20202, 
by Tuesday, May 13, 2014.
    Records are kept of all Board proceedings and are available for 
public inspection at the office of the White House Initiative on 
Historically Black Colleges and Universities, U.S. Department of 
Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20202, Monday 
through Friday (excluding federal holidays) during the hours of 9 a.m. 
to 5 p.m.
    Electronic Access to the Document: You may view this document, as 
well as all other documents of this Department published in the Federal 
Register, in text or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) on the 
Internet at the following site: www.ed.gov/fedregister/index.html. To 
use PDF you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free at 
this site. If you have questions about using PDF, call the U.S. 
Government Printing Office (GPO), toll free at 1-866-512-1800 or in the 
Washington, DC, area at 202-512-1800.

    Dated: April 23, 2014.
Jamienne S. Studley,
Acting Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Education.
[FR Doc. 2014-09854 Filed 4-29-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4000-01-P