ERIC Number: ED374168
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jun-12
Reference Count: N/A
Implementing Program Integrity from an HBCU Perspective: Progress, Problems, and Prospects. An Analysis of Part H, Program Integrity - TRIAD of the Higher Education Act and the Final Rules and Related Interim Final Regulations Published in the "Federal Register" on April 29, 1994.
Blakely, William A.
This paper examines the impact and implications for the nation's 104 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) of the final regulations published in the April 29, 1994 "Federal Register" and traces both the legislative and regulatory history of Part H of the Higher Education Act provisions. The analysis addresses specific issues, including the following, which cause HBCUs the greatest concern: (1) the use of cohort default rates and percentages of institutional budgets and educational and general expenditures composed of Title IV funds to target institutions for state review; (2) the method of calculating cohort default rates, which ignores "dollars in default" and severely penalizes smaller, lower cost colleges and universities; and (3) the delegation of unreviewable authority to the states to permit them to terminate institutional access to a Federal program. Finally, the analysis makes reference to other regulations, especially the Procedures and Criteria for Recognition of Accrediting Agencies (59 Federal Register) that were published in final form on April 29, 1994. General Provisions (59 Federal Register) are also presented. (GLR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Higher Education Act Title IV