In partnership with the California State University (CSU) Office of the Chancellor, CSU Dominguez Hills has been selected to host a United States Department of Education (DOE) open forum on the Obama Administration’s College Affordability Initiative. The forum will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Loker Student Union Ballroom.
This will be the first opportunity the public will have to provide feedback on President Obama’s higher education plan, which was announced in August. CSU Dominguez Hills is one of only four higher education institutions in the U.S.—and the only one in California—hosting this forum.
Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter and other U.S. Department of Education officials will facilitate the forum. They will be seeking input on the three components of the initiative: paying for performance; promoting innovation and competition; and ensuring that student debt remains affordable, as well as the development of a college ratings system.
“This is an important issue for higher education and the communities we serve, and a unique opportunity to be involved in the process to advance critical higher education policy that will impact every student and educator in the country,” said CSU Dominguez Hills President Willie J. Hagan. “The entire campus community is welcome to attend and participate in shaping and developing this important initiative, and faculty are encouraged to bring their classes to this event.”
The forum is open to the public. To ensure individuals interested in presenting comments or feedback have the opportunity to do so, registration is requested at least three days prior by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Open Forum Registration.” Walk-in registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis for any remaining time slots at a registration table set up that day.