Summary: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Web-Based Collection System
[Federal Register: January 29, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 19)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
AGENCY: Department of Education.
SUMMARY: The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management
Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed
information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before
March 31, 2008.
SUPPLEMENTARY 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 IC Clearance Official, Regulatory
Information Management Services, Office of Management, 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.
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.
Dated: January 23, 2008.
Angela C. Arrington,
IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services,
Office of Management.
Institute of Education Sciences
Type of Review: Revision.
Title: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Web-
Based Collection System.
Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; businesses or other
for-profit; State, Local, or Tribal Gov't, SEAs or LEAs.
Reporting and Recordkeeping Hour Burden:
Burden Hours: 162,610.
Abstract: IPEDS is a web-based data collection system designed to
collect basic data from all postsecondary institutions in the United
States and the other jurisdictions. IPEDS allows the National Center
for Education Statistics (NCES) to describe the size of one of the
nation's largest enterprises, postsecondary education, in terms of
students enrolled, degrees and other awards earned, dollars expended,
and staff employed. IPEDS incorporates technological improvements into
the collection that enhance data submission and data availability. The
IPEDS web-based data collection system was implemented in 2000-01, and
it collects basic data from approximately 6,600 postsecondary
institutions in the United States and the other jurisdictions that are
eligible to participate in Title IV Federal financial aid programs. All
Title IV institutions are required to respond to IPEDS (Section 490 of
the Higher Education Amendments of 1992 (Pub. L. 102-325)). IPEDS
allows other (non-Title IV) institutions to participate on a voluntary
basis, but only about 200 elect to respond.
Requests for 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 3568. 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.,
Washington, DC 20202-4537. Requests may also be electronically mailed
to ICDocketMgr@ed.gov faxed to 202-401-0920. Please specify the
complete title of the information collection when making your request.
Comments regarding burden and/or the collection activity
requirements should be electronically mailed to ICDocketMgr@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.
[FR Doc. E8-1538 Filed 1-28-08; 8:45 am]
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