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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI)

AGENCY: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education, National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity.
ACTION: Announcement of the time and location of the December 11-12, 2012 National Advisory Committee onInstitutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI) meeting.
SUMMARY: Meeting Date and Place:The NACIQI meeting will be held on December 11, 2012, from approximately 10:30 a.m. to approximately 5:30 p.m. and on December 12, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW., Washington DC 20008.

Reasonable Accommodations:The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you will need an auxiliary aid or service to participate in the meeting (e.g., interpreting service, assistive listening device, or materials in an alternate format), notify the contact person listed in this notice at least two weeks before the scheduled meeting date. Although we will attempt to meet a request received after that date, we may not be able to make available the requested auxiliary aid or service because of insufficient time to arrange it.

ADDRESSES: NACIQI's Statutory Authority and Function:The NACIQI is established under Section 114 of the HEA of 1965, as amended, 20 U.S.C. 1011c. The NACIQI advises the Secretary of Education about:

* The establishment and enforcement of the criteria for recognition of accrediting agencies or associations under Subpart 2, Part H, Title IV, of the HEA, as amended.

* The recognition of specific accrediting agencies or associations or a specific State approval agency.

* 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, together with recommendations for improvement in such process.

* 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 function relating to accreditation and institutional eligibility that the Secretary may prescribe.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carol Griffiths, Executive Director, NACIQI, U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Street NW., Room 8073, Washington, DC 20006-8129, telephone: (202) 219-7035, fax: (202) 219-7005, or email:Carol.Griffiths@ed.gov.

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David A. Bergeron, Acting Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education.