House Committee on Higher Education - 79th R.S. (2005)

Committee Members


  • Evaluate state supported financial aid programs, and whether they are structured and administered in a manner that will most effectively allow the state to meet the goals set forth in Closing the Gaps.
  • Consider formula funding models for institutions of higher education, and evaluate whether current formulas most effectively promote excellence and support the goals set forth in Closing the Gaps.
  • Evaluate accessibility to higher education, and identify whether certain areas of the state are underserved with respect to bachelor's and associate's degree programs.
  • Examine existing methods of facilities funding for institutions of higher education, and identify the most efficient means by which to allocate state resources.
  • Study community college service areas, and determine whether - and to what extent - existing boundaries should be modified to reflect population shifts or other demographic changes.
  • Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
  • Review and analyze all higher education funding formulas. (Joint Interim Charge with the House Committee on Appropriations)

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