White House Initiative on Tribal Colleges and Universities (WHITCU)—U.S. Department of Education.
Notice of Board meeting.
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an upcoming meeting of the President's Board of Advisors on Tribal Colleges and Universities (the Board) and is intended to notify the general public of their opportunity to attend. This notice also describes the functions of the Board. Notice of the Board's meetings is required under Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and by the Board's charter.
Agenda: The purpose of the meeting will be to further enhance the Board's strategic plan including identifying ways to strengthen institutional viability; explore private-sector funding support; expand and complement Federal education initiatives; employ new and emerging technologies; augment resources to ultimately impact the recruitment and retention of students and faculty; and, assist in implementing the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and meet other high standards of educational achievement within the nation's tribal colleges and universities.
Dates and Time: February 16, 2005, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and February 17, 2005, 9 a.m. to 12 noon.
Location: Residence Inn Washington—Capitol, 333 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20024.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Diane L. Cullo, Executive Director, White House Initiative on Tribal Colleges and Universities, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Room 5W254, Washington, DC 20202. Telephone: (202) 401-0302; Fax: (202) 260-0485.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The Board is established by Executive Order 13270 of July 3, 2002 and Executive Order 13316 of September 17, 2003 to provide advice regarding the progress made by Federal Agencies toward fulfilling the purposes and objectives of the first order. The Board also provides recommendations to the President through the Secretary of Education on ways the Federal government can help tribal colleges: (1) Use long-term development, endowment building and planning to strengthen institutional viability; (2) improve financial management and security, obtain private sector funding support, and expand and complement Federal education initiatives; (3) develop institutional capacity through the use of new and emerging technologies offered by both the Federal and private sectors; (4) enhance physical infrastructure to facilitate more efficient operation and effective recruitment and retention of students and faculty; and (5) help implement the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and meet other high standards of educational achievement.
The general public is welcome to attend the February 16-17, 2005 meeting, however, space is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Individuals who need accommodations for a disability in order to attend the meeting (i.e., interpreting services, assistive listening devices, materials in alternative format) should notify Diane Cullo at (202) 401-0302 no later than February 11, 2005. Every attempt to met requests after this date will be made but cannot be guaranteed availability of the requested accommodation. The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities.
A summary of the activities of the meeting and other related materials that are informative to the public will be available to the public within 14 days after the meeting. Records are kept of all Board proceedings and are available for public inspection at the White House Initiative on Tribal Colleges and Universities, United States Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Room 5W254, Washington, DC 20202.Start Signature
Secretary, U.S. Department of Education.
[FR Doc. 05-2280 Filed 2-3-05; 8:45 am]
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