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

Committee Members
Geanie Morrison, Chair
Tony Goolsby, Vice Chair
Fred Brown, Chair - Budget & Oversight
Glenda Dawson
Pete Gallego
Helen Giddings
Linda Harper-Brown
Jesse Jones
Patrick Rose
Charges
• 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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