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Committee on Higher Education - 74th R.S. (1995)
Review the role of the Texas Legislature, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and the university systems in making changes in the governance structure of universities and implementing academic/research programs. Study the organization of the state's general academic teaching institutions and university systems. Assess the merits of the current governance structures and review advantages and disadvantages of suggested changes, including the consolidation, abolition or realignment of existing systems, or the creation of new systems.
Review fees at Texas public institutions of higher education that may be administratively changed, without the approval of a majority student vote.
Evaluate the effectiveness of the Texas Academic Skills Program (TASP) and its impact on students, including the educational impact and the cost effectiveness of the program from the points of view of both the students and the institutions.
Review the training provided in evolving high-technology fields by the Texas State Technical College and the state's community colleges and the coordination between academic and technical subjects within community colleges.
Conduct active oversight of agencies and institutions under the committee's jurisdiction, including, in particular, those institutions found by the State Auditor to be having management or financial difficulties..
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