Six lawmakers wrote to the education secretary to seek more information about the panel, which the Liberty University president says will deal primarily with college deregulation.
A "Dear Colleague" letter from the Education and Justice Departments says that "there must be due regard for the primary role of the states and local school districts."
The Chronicle is seeking suggestions for our annual feature on people trying to solve big problems facing campuses with the help of technology.
The technology has powerful implications in distance learning. At the University of Maryland, researchers are using it in projects involving health care, public safety, and education.