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(General) Subject: Public Hearings Schedules for Preparing Proposed Regulation

Posted Date:April 29, 2011

Author: David A. Bergeron, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Planning, and Innovation, Office of Postsecondary Education

Subject: Public Hearings Schedules for Preparing Proposed Regulation

The Department will be publishing a notice in the Federal Register announcing its intent to establish one or more negotiated rulemaking committees to prepare proposed regulations under the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA). This notice will announce three public hearings at which interested parties may suggest issues that should be considered for action by the negotiating committees as well as policy roundtable discussions.

To register to speak at a public hearing or if you have question about the public hearings send us an e-mail at:

Individuals interested in participating in the roundtable discussions should register by sending an email to The email should include the name of the participant and his or her affiliation, and identify which policy roundtable discussion she or he would like to participate in, and at which location. We will attempt to accommodate each participant’s preference but, if we are unable to do so, we will make the determination based on the time and date the email was received.


All public hearings will be held from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., local time.
Roundtable discussions will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., local time.

May 12, 2011 - Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN 37209 (roundtable only)

  • Walter S. Davis Humanities Bldg
    3500 John A. Merritt Blvd.,
    Nashville, TN 37209

May 16-17, 2011 - Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA 98447

Hearing: May 16, 2011
  • University Center-Chris Knutzen Hall (CK Hall) 12180 Park Avenue
Roundtables: May 17, 2011
  • Chris Knutzen Hall and Scandanavian Hall
    12180 Park Avenue and 12180 Park Avenue, South

May 19-20, 2011 - Loyola University, Lake Shore Campus - Chicago, IL 60660

Hearing: May 19, 2011
  • Simpson Hall
    6333 North Winthrop
Roundtables: May 20, 2011
  • Simpson Hall
    6333 North Winthrop
  • Regis Hall
    6340 North Winthrop
  • McCormick Lounge
    1010 West Sheridan Road

May 26-27, 2011 - College of Charleston, Charleston, SC 29424

Hearing: May 26, 2011
  • School of Sciences & Mathematics Building
    Sciences auditorium - 129
    202 Calhoun Street
Roundtables: May 27, 2011
  • Theodore S. Stern Student Center Ballroom
    71 George Street
  • Thaddeus Street Jr. Education Center- Room 116
    25 St. Philip Street
  • F. Mitchell Johnson Center- Exercise Deck
    28 George Street

For general information on negotiated rulemaking, see the Negotiated Rulemaking Process for Title IV Regulations, Frequently Asked Questions.

Last Modified: 04/28/2011