Department of Education.
The Department of Education (the Department), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the reporting burden on the public and helps the public understand the Department's information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before April 15, 2011.
Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity requirements should be electronically mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or mailed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., LBJ, Washington, DC 20202-4537. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records.End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that Federal agencies provide interested parties an early opportunity to comment on information collection requests. The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, publishes this Start Printed Page 8356notice containing proposed information collection requests at the beginning of the Departmental review of the information collection. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology.Start Signature
Dated: February 8, 2011.
Darrin A. King,
Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management.
Institute of Education Sciences
Type of Review: Revision.
Title of Collection: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Web-based Data Collection 2011-12 through 2013-14.
OMB Control Number: 1850-0582.
Agency Form Number(s): N/A.
Frequency of Responses: Annually.
Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit; not-for-profit institutions; State, Local, or Tribal Government, State Educational Agencies or Local Educational Agencies.
Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 64,800.
Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 819,932.
Abstract: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) is a system of surveys designed to collect basic data from approximately 7,000 Title IV postsecondary institutions in the United States and other jurisdictions. The IPEDS provides information on numbers of students enrolled, degrees completed, other awards earned, dollars expended, staff employed at postsecondary institutions, and cost and pricing information. The amendments to the Higher Education Act of 1998, Part C, Sec. 131, specify the need for the “redesign of relevant data systems to improve the usefulness and timeliness of the data collected by such systems.” As a consequence, in 2000 IPEDS began to collect data through a web-based data collection system. The data collection is now entirely web-based, and is required for those institutions participating in Title IV federal student aid programs; other institutions participate on a voluntary basis. IPEDS data are available to the public through the College Navigator and IPEDS Data Center Web sites. This clearance package seeks authorization from OMB to continue IPEDS data collection through 2014, describes revisions to the currently approved (2010-11) IPEDS burden estimates, and includes a number of proposed changes to the data collection.
Copies of the proposed information collection request may be accessed from http://edicsweb.ed.gov, by selecting the “Browse Pending Collections” link and by clicking on link number 4507. When you access the information collection, click on “Download Attachments” to view. Written requests for information should be addressed to U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., LBJ, Washington, DC 20202-4537. Requests may also be electronically mailed to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov or faxed to 202-401-0920. Please specify the complete title of the information collection and OMB Control Number when making your request.
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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