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Review and advise the Commissioner of Education in the formation
of all current and future policy relating to the matter of
institutional eligibility;

Review the provisions of current legislation affecting Office of
Education responsibility in the area of accreditation and
institutional eligibility and suggest needed changes;

5. Develop and recommend to the Commissioner of Education criteria and procedures for the recognition and designation of accrediti ng agencies and associations in accordance with legislative provisions, Presidential directives, or interagency agreements;

6. Review and recommend to the Commissioner of Education for designation as nationally recognized accrediting agencies and associations of reliable authority all applicant accrediting agencies and associations which meet criteria established under (5) above;

7. Develop and recommend to the Commissioner of Education criteria and procedures for the recognition, designation and listing of State agencies in accordance with statutory provisions, Executive Orders, or interagency agreements;

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Review and recommend to the Commissioner of Education for designation
as State agencies of reliable authority as to the quality of public
postsecondary vocational education, and of nurse education, all
applicant State agencies which meet criteria established under
(7) above;

9. Develop, under the authority of the Vocational Education Act of 1963, as amended, and recommend for the approval of the Commissioner of Education, standards and criteria for specific categories of vocational training institutions which have no alternative route by which to establish eligibility for Federal funding programs;

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Develop, under the authority of the Higher Education Act of 1965,
as amended, and recommend for the approval of the Commissioner of
Education, standards and criteria for specific categories of
institutions of higher education, for which there is no recognized
accrediting agency or association, in order to establish eligibility
for Federal funding programs;

Maintain a continuous review of Office of Education administrative practice, procedures and judgments and advise the Commissioner of needed changes;

12. Keep within its purview the accreditation and approval process as it develops in all levels of éducation;

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Advise the Commissioner of Education concerning the relations of the Office with accrediting agencies or associations, or other approval bodies as the Commissioner may request.

Advise the Commissioner of Education, pursuant to the Bureau
of the Budget (Office of Management and Budget) policy dated
December 23, 1954, regarding the award of degree-granting
status to Federal agencies and institutions.

15. Not later than March 31 of each year, make an annual report of its activities, findings and recommendations.

STRUCTURE

The Committee shall consist of fifteen members, including the chairman, who shall be invited by the Secretary to serve three year terms subject to the continuation of the Committee. The Committee shall include persons knowledgeable of secondary and postsecondary education, representatives of the student/youth population, of professional associations, of State Departments of Education and of the general public.

Management and staff services shall be provided by the Director, Accreditation and Institutional Eligibility Staff, Bureau of Postsecondary Education, who shall serve as OE Delegate to the Committee.

MEETINGS

The Committee shall meet not less than twice each year at the call of the Chairman with the advanced approval of the Commissioner of Education or his designee. The Commissioner or his designee shall approve the agenda for each meeting. Meetings shall be open to the public except as may be determined otherwise by the Secretary; public notice shall be made of all committee meetings.

Meetings shall be conducted; and reports of proceedings kept, as required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (P.L. 92-463), by 20 USC 1233e (Section 446 (b) of the General Education Provisions Act (P.L. 91-230), and by applicable Department regulations. A Government official shall be present at all meetings.

COMPENSATION

Members of the Committee who are not fulltime employees of the
Government shall be entitled to receive compensation at a rate of
$100 per day plus per diem and travel expenses in accordance with
Standard Government Travel Regulations.

ANNUAL COST ESTIMATES

Estimated annual cost for operating the Committee, including compensation and travel expenses, but excluding staff support is $25,000. Estimate of annual manyears of staff support required is 1 at an annual cost of $15,000.

REPORTS

The Committee shall, not later than March 31 of each year, make an annual report to the Congress which shall be submitted with the Commissioner's Annual Report. The Committee's annual report shall also be transmitted to the Secretary through the Commissioner and the Assistant Secretary for Education. Copies of the Annual report shall be sent to the Department Committee Management Officer, the Office of Education Committee Management Officer and the Office of Education Committee Delegate. The Annual Report shall contain as a minimum a list of members and their business adresses, the Committee's functions, a list of dates and places of meetings, and a summary of activities, findings and recommendations made during the year.

DURATION

The Accreditation and Institutional Eligibility Advisory Committee will terminate two years from the date of its establishment unless extension beyond that date is requested and approved by the Secretary.

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