Corrections to Points Awarded for Competitive Preference Priorities and Updated Links to Two Studies; Student Support Services Program
On December 18, 2014, we published a notice in the Federal Register (79 FR 75722) inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2015 for the SSS Program. The U.S. Department of Education (Department) is providing corrections to the point allocation information for Competitive Preference Priority (CPP) 1(a)Influencing the Development of Non-Cognitive Factors; CPP 1(b)Strategies to Influence the Development of Non-Cognitive Factors Supported by Moderate Evidence of Effectiveness; and CPP 2(a)Providing Individualized Counseling for Personal, Career, and Academic Matters. In addition, the Department is providing updated links to two studies associated with the CPPs.
National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity: Notice of Membership
The NACIQI is established under Section 114 of the HEA, and is composed of 18 members appointed (A) On the basis of the individuals' experience, integrity, impartiality, and good judgment; (B) From among individuals who are representatives of, or knowledgeable concerning, education and training beyond secondary education, representing all sectors and types of institutions of higher education; and, (C) On the basis of the individuals' technical qualifications, professional standing, and demonstrated knowledge in the fields of accreditation and administration of higher education. The NACIQI meets at least twice a year and provides recommendations to the Secretary of Education pertaining to: The establishment and enforcement of the standards of accrediting agencies or associations under subpart 2 of part H of Title IV, HEA. The recognition of specific accrediting agencies or associations. The preparation and publication of the list of nationally recognized accrediting agencies and associations. The eligibility and certification process for institutions of higher education under Title IV of the HEA. The relationship between (1) accreditation of institutions of higher education and the certification and eligibility of such institutions, and (2) State licensing responsibilities with respect to such institutions. Any other advisory functions relating to accreditation and institutional eligibility that the Secretary may prescribe by regulation.