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House Committee on Higher Education - 82nd R.S. (2011)

Committee: House Higher Education
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Adult education | Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas | Community college students | Higher education | Higher Education Coordinating Board, Texas | Job training programs | Manufacturing | Technology transfer and commercialization | University finance | University research | University student transfers | Workforce |
Library Call Number: L1836.82 Ed84hh
Session: 82nd R.S. (2011)
Online version: View report [46 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the various research funding programs available to institutions of higher education. Analyze the effectiveness of each program and recommend whether state funding should be continued. Consider whether the investments made in these programs are attracting research projects to Texas and whether more emphasis should be placed on policies that attract outside research funding to Texas. Consider whether maintaining multiple programs dilutes the state's efforts to attract groundbreaking research to Texas.
2. Review potential improvements to transfer pathways within the state's higher education system. Examine the impact of transferability on timely degree completion. Study and recommend strategies to improve the "2+2" model as a low-cost degree option.
3. Evaluate proposals for the state’s next master plan for higher education beyond 2015, including a review of various metrics to measure successful outcomes in higher education.
4. Evaluate the funding, performance, and administration of the state’s adult basic education programs. (Joint with the House Committee on Appropriations)
5. Examine the impact of research at state universities on the state economy. Identify ways to increase the partnership opportunities between private business and research institutions to enhance the commercialization of newly discovered technology. (Joint with the House Committee on Economic & Small Business Development)
6. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 82nd Legislature.
7. Study and make recommendations for significantly improving the state's manufacturing capability.
Supporting documents
Committee: House Higher Education
Title: Committee meeting handouts and testimony, February 23, 2011 (including Chairman Branch's remarks, Closing the Gaps by 2015: Update on Progress)
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Online version: View document [41 pages  File size: 5,075 kb]
Committee: House Higher Education
Title: Committee meeting handouts and testimony, March 2, 2011
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Session: 82nd R.S. (2011)
Online version: View document [46 pages  File size: 1,477 kb]
Committee: House Higher Education
Title: Committee meeting handouts and testimony, March 9, 2011
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Online version: View document [11 pages  File size: 787 kb]
Committee: House Higher Education
Title: Hearing materials, October 5, 2012, Testimony on research funding programs, research universities, emerging research universities, and health related research
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1801.9 ED84H 82 2012: OCT 5
Session: 82nd R.S. (2011)
Online version: View document [91 pages  File size: 9,419 kb]
Committee: House Higher Education
Title: Hearing materials, October 19, 2012, Testimony, the state's next master plan for higher education beyond 2015, including Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, review of metrics, general academic institutions, public & non-profit independent institutions, and two-year/private institutions
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
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Session: 82nd R.S. (2011)
Online version: View document [61 pages  File size: 3,796 kb]

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