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National Board of the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education

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ACTION:

Notice of meeting.

SUMMARY:

This notice provides the schedule and a summary of the agenda for an upcoming meeting of the National Board of the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (Board). The notice also describes the functions of the Board. Notice of this meeting is required by section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. This notice is published less than 15 days prior to the date of the meeting due to unexpected delays in finalizing arrangements for the meeting.

DATE AND TIME:

June 9, 2003, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

ADDRESSES:

St. Gregory Hotel, 2033 M Street, NW., Washington, DC 20036. Telephone: (202) 530-3600.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Donald Fischer, U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20006-8544; telephone (202) 502-7500; e-mail donald.fischer@ed.gov.

The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. An individual with a disability who 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) should notify the contact person listed in the preceding paragraph as soon as possible. Start Printed Page 33482

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The National Board of the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education is established under section 742 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1138a). The Board is authorized to advise the Director of the Fund and the Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education on (1) priorities for the improvement of postsecondary education, including recommendations for the improvement of postsecondary education and for the evaluation, dissemination, and adaptation of demonstrated improvements in postsecondary educational practice; and (2) the operation of the Fund, including advice on planning documents, guidelines, and procedures for grant competitions prepared by the Fund.

On Monday, June 9, 2003, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., the Board will meet in open session. The proposed agenda for the open portion of the meeting will include discussions of the Fund's programs and special initiatives. A special topic of discussion will be costs of higher education.

On Monday, June 9, 2003, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., the meeting will be closed to the public for the purpose of discussing personnel matters associated with the work of the Board. This portion of the meeting will be closed under the authority of section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and exemptions (2) and (6) of the Government in the Sunshine Act, 5 U.S.C. 552b (c)(2) and (6). The review and discussion of Board personnel matters will relate solely to the internal personnel rules and practices of an agency, and may disclose information of a personal nature where disclosure would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy if conducted in open session.

Records are kept of all Board proceedings and are available for public inspection at the office of the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, 6th Floor, 1990 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20006-8544 from the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Sally L. Stroup,

Assistant Secretary, Office of Postsecondary Education.

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[FR Doc. 03-13963 Filed 6-3-03; 8:45 am]

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