10 U.S. Code § 2161 - Degree granting authority for National Intelligence University
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(a) Authority.— Under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Defense, the President of the National Intelligence University may, upon the recommendation of the faculty of the National Intelligence University, confer appropriate degrees upon graduates who meet the degree requirements.
(b) Limitation.— A degree may not be conferred under this section unless—
(1) the Secretary of Education has recommended approval of the degree in accordance with the Federal Policy Governing Granting of Academic Degrees by Federal Agencies; and
(c) Congressional Notification Requirements.—
(1) When seeking to establish degree granting authority under this section, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and House of Representatives—
(A) a copy of the self assessment questionnaire required by the Federal Policy Governing Granting of Academic Degrees by Federal Agencies, at the time the assessment is submitted to the Department of Education’s National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity; and
(2) Upon any modification or redesignation of existing degree granting authority, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and House of Representatives a report containing the rationale for the proposed modification or redesignation and any subsequent recommendation of the Secretary of Education on the proposed modification or redesignation.
(3) The Secretary of Defense shall submit to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and House of Representatives a report containing an explanation of any action by the appropriate academic accrediting agency or organization not to accredit the National Intelligence University to award any new or existing degree.
Source(Added Pub. L. 96–450, title IV, § 406(a),Oct. 14, 1980, 94 Stat. 1980; amended Pub. L. 105–107, title V, § 501(a),Nov. 20, 1997, 111 Stat. 2261; Pub. L. 110–417, [div. A], title V, § 543(a)(1),Oct. 14, 2008, 122 Stat. 4456; Pub. L. 112–239, div. A, title IX, § 922(a), (b)(1),Jan. 2, 2013, 126 Stat. 1879.)
2013—Pub. L. 112–239substituted “National Intelligence University” for “National Defense Intelligence College” wherever appearing in section catchline and text.
2008—Pub. L. 110–417amended section generally. Prior to amendment, section related to conferral of academic degrees by the Joint Military Intelligence College.
1997—Pub. L. 105–107substituted “Joint Military Intelligence College: academic degrees” for “Defense Intelligence School: master of science of strategic intelligence” in section catchline and amended text generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “Under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Defense, the Commandant of the Defense Intelligence School may, upon recommendation by the faculty of such school, confer the degree of master of science of strategic intelligence upon graduates of the school who have fulfilled the requirements for that degree.”
Effective Date of 2008 Amendment
Pub. L. 110–417, [div. A], title V, § 543(j),Oct. 14, 2008, 122 Stat. 4465, provided that: “The amendments made by this section [amending this section and sections 2163, 4314, 4321, 7048, 7101, 7102, 9314, and 9317 of this title] shall apply to any degree granting authority established, modified, or redesignated on or after the date of enactment of this Act [Oct. 14, 2008] for an institution of professional military education referred to in such amendments.”
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