H.R.694 - Minority Serving Institution Digital and Wireless Technology Opportunity Act of 2007110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Towns, Edolphus [D-NY-10] (Introduced 01/24/2007)|
|Committees:||House - Science and Technology; Education and Labor | Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Latest Action:||10/04/2007 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (All Actions)|
|Major Recorded Votes:||09/04/2007 : Passed House|
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Summary: H.R.694 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Passed House amended (09/04/2007)
Minority Serving Institution Digital and Wireless Technology Opportunity Act of 2007 - (Sec. 2) Amends the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980 to direct the Secretary of Commerce to establish a Minority Serving Institution Digital and Wireless Technology Opportunity Program to assist eligible educational institutions in acquiring, and augmenting use of, digital and wireless networking technologies to improve the quality and delivery of educational services at such institutions. Defines as eligible institutions: (1) historically Black colleges or universities, (2) a Hispanic-, Alaskan Native-, or Native Hawaiian-serving institution; (3) a tribally controlled college or university; or (4) an institution with a sufficient enrollment of needy students as defined under the Higher Education Act of 1965. Outlines authorized assistance activities. Directs the Secretary to: (1) establish an advisory council to advise on the best approaches toward maximum Program participation by eligible institutions; and (2) ensure that grant awards are made to all types of eligible institutions.
Requires Program assessment every three years by the National Academy of Public Administration.
(Sec. 3) Authorizes appropriations.