Department of Education.
The Leader, Regulatory Management Group, Office of the Chief Information Officer invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before December 16, 2002.
Written comments should be addressed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Karen Lee, Desk Officer, Department of Education, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Room 10235, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503 or should be electronically mailed to the internet address Karen_F._Lee@omb.eop.gov.End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35) requires that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) provide interested Federal agencies and the public an early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. OMB may amend or waive the requirement for public consultation to the extent that public participation in the approval process would defeat the purpose of the information collection, violate State or Federal law, or substantially interfere with any agency's ability to perform its statutory obligations. The Leader, Regulatory Management Group, Office of the Chief Information Officer, publishes that notice containing proposed information collection requests prior to submission of these requests to OMB. Each proposed information collection, grouped by office, contains the following: (1) Type of review requested, e.g. new, revision, extension, existing or reinstatement; (2) Title; (3) Summary of the collection; (4) Description of the need for, and proposed use of, the information; (5) Respondents and frequency of collection; and (6) Reporting and/or Recordkeeping burden. OMB invites public comment.Start Signature
Dated: November 7, 2002.
John D. Tressler,
Leader, Regulatory Management Group, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
Office of Educational Research and Improvement
Type of Review: Reinstatement.
Title: National Study of Postsecondary Faculty: 2004 (NSOPF: 04)—Faculty Survey.
Frequency: Survey conducted approximately every four years.
Affected Public: Individuals or households; not-for-profit institutions.
Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
Burden Hours: 510.
Abstract: The fourth cycle of the NSOPF is being conducted in response to a continuing need for data on faculty and instructional staff at U.S. postsecondary education institutions. Information about these key staff at postsecondary institutions is critical to understanding and explaining the quality of education and research in these institutions. This study will expand the information about faculty and instructional staff in two ways: allowing comparisons to be made over time and examining critical issues surrounding faculty that have developed since the first three studies. This clearance request covers field test and full-scale activities for the second phase of the study—a self-directed WEB or CATI interview with faculty and instructional staff in 2- and 4-year postsecondary institutions. The interview will collect information on the background, responsibilities, workload, salaries, benefits, and attitudes of faculty members.
Requests for copies of the submission for OMB review; comment request may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the “Browse Pending Collections” link and by clicking on link number 2146. When you access the information collection, click on “Download Attachments” to view. Written requests for information should be addressed to Vivian Reese, Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Room 4050, Regional Office Building 3, Washington, DC 20202-4651 or to the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests may also Start Printed Page 68997be electronically mailed to the internet address OCIO_RIMG@ed.gov or faxed to 202-708-9346. Please specify the complete title of the information collection when making your request.
Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity requirements should be directed to Katrina Ingalls at Katrina.Ingalls@ed.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.End Supplemental Information
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