Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-2019, 8181-8182 [2016-03338]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 32 / Thursday, February 18, 2016 / Notices Dated: February 11, 2016. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. at www.dnfsb.gov. Technical staff may present information to the Board. The Board Members are expected to conduct deliberations regarding potential Recommendations to the Secretary of Energy. [FR Doc. 2016–03290 Filed 2–17–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P Dated: February 12, 2016. Joyce L. Connery, Chairman. DEFENSE NUCLEAR FACILITIES SAFETY BOARD [FR Doc. 2016–03499 Filed 2–16–16; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 3670–01–P Sunshine Act Notice Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board. ACTION: Notice of closed meeting. AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No.: ED–2016–ICCD–0020] Pursuant to the provisions of the Government in the Sunshine Act (5 U.S.C. 552b), and the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board’s (Board) regulations implementing the Government in the Sunshine Act, notice is hereby given of the Board’s closed meeting described below. DATES: 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m., February 25, 2016. ADDRESSES: Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, 625 Indiana Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20004. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Welch, General Manager, Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, 625 Indiana Avenue NW., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20004–2901, (800) 788– 4016. This is a toll-free number. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting will be closed to the public. No participation from the public will be considered during the meeting. SUMMARY: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Status Closed. During the closed meeting, the Board Members will discuss issues dealing with potential Recommendations to the Secretary of Energy. The Board is invoking the exemption to close a meeting described in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(3) and (9)(B) and 10 CFR 1704.4(c) and (h). The Board has determined that it is necessary to close the meeting since conducting an open meeting is likely to disclose matters that are specifically exempted from disclosure by statute, and/or be likely to significantly frustrate implementation of a proposed agency action. In this case, the deliberations will pertain to potential Board Recommendations which, under 42 U.S.C. 2286d(b) and (h)(3), may not be made publicly available until after they have been received by the Secretary of Energy or the President, respectively. Matters To Be Considered: The meeting will proceed in accordance with the closed meeting agenda which is posted on the Board’s public Web site VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:03 Feb 17, 2016 Jkt 238001 Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016–2019 National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before April 18, 2016. ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the information collection listed in this notice, please use http://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED– 2016–ICCD–0020. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov by selecting the Docket ID number or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. Please note that comments submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period will not be accepted. Written requests for information or comments submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the Director of the Information Collection Clearance Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, Room 2E–103, Washington, DC 20202–4537. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Kashka Kubzdela at kashka.kubzdela@ed.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8181 opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department’s information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed information collection request (ICR) that is described below. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records. Title of Collection: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016–2019. OMB Control Number: 1850–0582. Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 77,600. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 999,060. Abstract: The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) seeks authorization from OMB to continue the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) data collection. Current authorization expires 12/31/2016 (OMB No. 1850–0582). We are requesting a new clearance for the 2016–17, 2017–18, and 2018–19 data collections to enable us to provide consistency in our collection of postsecondary data over the next 3 years. IPEDS is a Web-based data collection system designed to collect basic data from all postsecondary institutions in the United States and the other jurisdictions. IPEDS enables NCES to report on key dimensions of postsecondary education such as enrollments, degrees and other awards earned, tuition and fees, average net price, student financial aid, graduation rates, student outcomes, revenues and expenditures, faculty salaries, and staff employed. The IPEDS Web-based data collection system was implemented in 2000–01, and it collects basic data from E:\FR\FM\18FEN1.SGM 18FEN1 8182 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 32 / Thursday, February 18, 2016 / Notices approximately 7,500 postsecondary institutions in the United States and the other jurisdictions that are eligible to participate in Title IV Federal financial aid programs. All Title IV institutions are required to respond to IPEDS (Section 490 of the Higher Education Amendments of 1992 [Pub. L. 102– 325]). IPEDS allows other (non-title IV) institutions to participate on a voluntary basis. About 200 elect to respond. IPEDS data are available to the public through the College Navigator and IPEDS Data Center Web sites. This clearance package includes a number of proposed changes to the data collection. Dated: February 12, 2016. Kate Mullan, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management. [FR Doc. 2016–03338 Filed 2–17–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION National Assessment Governing Board Quarterly Board Meeting National Assessment Governing Board, U.S. Department of Education. ACTION: Announcement of open and closed meetings. AGENCY: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:03 Feb 17, 2016 Jkt 238001 March 3–5, 2016 Committee Meetings The Board’s standing committees will meet to conduct regularly scheduled work, based on agenda items planned for this quarterly Board meeting, and follow-up items as reported in the Board’s committee meeting minutes available at http://nagb.gov/what-we-do/ board-committee-reports-andagendas.html. Detailed Meeting Agenda: March 3–5, 2016 This notice sets forth the agenda for the March 3–5, 2016 Quarterly Meeting of the National Assessment Governing Board (hereafter referred to as Governing Board). This notice provides information to members of the public who may be interested in attending the meeting or providing written comments on the meeting. The notice of this meeting is required under section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). DATES: The Quarterly Board meeting will be held on the following dates: • March 3, 2016 from 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. • March 4, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. • March 5, 2016 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: Hilton Arlington, 950 Stafford Street, Arlington, VA 22203. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Munira Mwalimu, Executive Officer/ Designated Federal Official, 800 North Capitol Street NW., Suite 825, Washington, DC 20002, telephone: (202) 357–6938, fax: (202) 357–6945. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Statutory Authority and Function: The National Assessment Governing SUMMARY: Board is established under title III— National Assessment of Educational Progress Authorization Act, Public Law 107–279. Information on the Board and its work can be found at www.nagb.gov. The Board is established to formulate policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The Board’s responsibilities include the following: selecting subject areas to be assessed, developing assessment frameworks and specifications, developing appropriate student achievement levels for each grade and subject tested, developing standards and procedures for interstate and national comparisons, improving the form and use of NAEP, developing guidelines for reporting and disseminating results, and releasing initial NAEP results to the public. March 3: Inside NAEP: Taking the NAEP Technology and Engineering Literacy Assessment: Closed Session: 2:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m. March 3: Executive Committee: Closed Session: 4:30 p.m.–5:20 p.m.; Open Session: 5:20 p.m.–6:00 p.m. March 4: Full Board Meeting Full Board: Open Session: 8:30 a.m.– 10:00 a.m.; Closed Session: 1:00 p.m.– 2:30 p.m.; Open Session 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. March 4: Committee Meetings Reporting and Dissemination Committee (R&D): Open Session 10:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m.; Closed Session 12:05 p.m.–12:35 p.m.; Open Session 12:35 p.m. –12:45 p.m. Assessment Development Committee (ADC): Open Session: 10:15 a.m.–10:50 a.m.; Closed Session: 10:50 a.m.–12:45 p.m. Committee on Standards, Design and Methodology (COSDAM): Open Session: 10:15 a.m.–11:20 a.m.; Closed Session: 11:20 a.m.–12:25 p.m.; Open Session: 12:25 p.m.–12:45 p.m. March 5: Full Board and Committee Meetings Nominations Committee: Closed Session: 7:30 a.m.–8:15 a.m. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Full Board: Closed Session: 8:30 a.m.– 8:50 a.m.; Open Session: 8:50 a.m.– 10:45 a.m.; Closed Session: 11:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m. On March 3, 2016, the Board will meet in closed session from 2:30 p.m.– 4:00 p.m. to take the 2014 NAEP Technology and Engineering Literacy (TEL) assessment for grade 8. Board members will access secure NAEP TEL items used in the 2014 TEL assessment. This part of the meeting must be conducted in closed session because the test items are secure and have not been released to the public. Public disclosure of the secure TEL items would significantly impede implementation of the NAEP assessment program if conducted in open session. Such matters are protected by exemption 9(B) of section 552b of title 5 U.S.C. Thereafter, the Executive Committee will convene in closed session from 4:30 p.m. to 5:20 p.m., and in open session to conduct regularly scheduled work from 5:20 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. During the closed session, the Executive Committee will receive and discuss cost estimates and implications for implementing NAEP’s Assessment Schedule through 2024. This meeting must be conducted in closed session because public disclosure of this information would likely have an adverse financial effect on the NAEP program by providing confidential cost details and proprietary contract costs of current contractors to the public. Discussion of this information would be likely to significantly impede implementation of a proposed agency action if conducted in open session. Such matters are protected by exemption 9(B) of section 552b of title 5 U.S.C. On March 4, 2016, the Full Board will meet in open session from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The Board will review and approve the March 3–5, 2016 Board meeting agenda and meeting minutes from the November 2015 Quarterly Board meeting. This session will be followed by new Board member introductions and administration of the Oath of Office for new members. The Chairman will then deliver remarks on the Salzburg Global Seminar. Thereafter the Executive Director of the Governing Board, William Bushaw, will provide his report, followed by an update on the work of IES provided by Ruth Neild, Deputy Director for Policy and Research, IES. The NCES update will be provided by the Acting Commissioner of NCES, Peggy Carr. The Board will recess for committee meetings at 10:00 a.m. which are scheduled to take place from 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. The Reporting and Dissemination (R&D) Committee will meet in open E:\FR\FM\18FEN1.SGM 18FEN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 32 (Thursday, February 18, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8181-8182]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-03338]


=======================================================================
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

[Docket No.: ED-2016-ICCD-0020]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-2019

AGENCY: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Department of 
Education (ED).

ACTION: Notice.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a revision of an existing 
information collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
April 18, 2016.

ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the 
information collection listed in this notice, please use http://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED-2016-ICCD-
0020. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted 
electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov by selecting the Docket ID number or via postal 
mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. Please note that comments 
submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period 
will not be accepted. Written requests for information or comments 
submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the 
Director of the Information Collection Clearance Division, U.S. 
Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., LBJ, Room 2E-103, 
Washington, DC 20202-4537.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to 
collection activities, please contact Kashka Kubzdela at 
kashka.kubzdela@ed.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 
3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with 
an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing 
collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact 
of its information collection requirements and minimize the public's 
reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department's 
information collection requirements and provide the requested data in 
the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed 
information collection request (ICR) that is described below. The 
Department of Education is especially interested in public comment 
addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to 
the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be 
processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden 
accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, 
and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the 
Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, 
including through the use of information technology. Please note that 
written comments received in response to this notice will be considered 
public records.
    Title of Collection: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System 
(IPEDS) 2016-2019.
    OMB Control Number: 1850-0582.
    Type of Review: A revision of an existing information collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 77,600.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 999,060.
    Abstract: The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) seeks 
authorization from OMB to continue the Integrated Postsecondary 
Education Data System (IPEDS) data collection. Current authorization 
expires 12/31/2016 (OMB No. 1850-0582). We are requesting a new 
clearance for the 2016-17, 2017-18, and 2018-19 data collections to 
enable us to provide consistency in our collection of postsecondary 
data over the next 3 years. IPEDS is a Web-based data collection system 
designed to collect basic data from all postsecondary institutions in 
the United States and the other jurisdictions. IPEDS enables NCES to 
report on key dimensions of postsecondary education such as 
enrollments, degrees and other awards earned, tuition and fees, average 
net price, student financial aid, graduation rates, student outcomes, 
revenues and expenditures, faculty salaries, and staff employed. The 
IPEDS Web-based data collection system was implemented in 2000-01, and 
it collects basic data from

[[Page 8182]]

approximately 7,500 postsecondary institutions in the United States and 
the other jurisdictions that are eligible to participate in Title IV 
Federal financial aid programs. All Title IV institutions are required 
to respond to IPEDS (Section 490 of the Higher Education Amendments of 
1992 [Pub. L. 102-325]). IPEDS allows other (non-title IV) institutions 
to participate on a voluntary basis. About 200 elect to respond. IPEDS 
data are available to the public through the College Navigator and 
IPEDS Data Center Web sites. This clearance package includes a number 
of proposed changes to the data collection.

    Dated: February 12, 2016.
Kate Mullan,
Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, 
Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management.
[FR Doc. 2016-03338 Filed 2-17-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4000-01-P