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Committee: House Higher Education
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Higher Education, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2002 : a report to the House of Representatives, 78th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Chiropractors | College preparatory curriculum | College preparedness | Higher education | South Texas Border Initiative | University budgets | University faculty | University student transfers |
Library Call Number: L1836.77 ed84h
Session: 77th R.S. (2001)
Online version: View report [104 pages  File size: 1,976 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review problems confronting students regarding the transfer of course credit between institutions of higher education. Evaluate current transfer policies of all higher education institutions and identify ways to simplify transfers between and among institutions.
2. Identify effective measures the legislature, P-16 institutions, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, the Texas Education Agency and other entities should take to close performance and participation gaps within Texas and consider aligning curriculum and standards in P-16 education to improve student preparation.
3. Review differences in quality, admissions policies, resources and mission between rural and urban institutions of higher education and between community colleges and four-year institutions. Determine whether such differences warrant different performance measures in areas such as retention and graduation rates, faculty workload and funding formulas.
4. Study the reasons and importance of the fact that many institutions have fund balances that are negative or balances that are declining over time.
5. Evaluate the need and possible benefits of establishing a state-funded and state-operated chiropractic program in a state university system, including the possible transfer of a private chiropractic institution to a state university system.
6. Review the effects on higher education attendance rates, degree availability, graduation rates and facilities ten years after the beginning of the South Texas/Border Initiative.
7. Evaluate the implementation of SB 149, 75th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to post-tenure review for faculty, and consider faculty workload policies in determining the law's effectiveness.
8. Actively monitor agencies and institutions under the committee's oversight jurisdiction.
Committee: House Higher Education
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Higher Education, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2000 : a report to the House of Representatives, 77th Legislature.
Subjects: Automatic admissions | College preparedness | Computer science education | Cultural diversity | Engineering education | Flagship universities | High tech industry | Higher education | Minority students | Technology education | University budgets | University finance | University graduates | University graduation rates | University research | University students |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 ed84h
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [139 pages  File size: 3,909 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review models and discuss methods for strengthening partnerships between higher education, public education and the private sector to better prepare students enrolling in post-secondary education and to improve college-level retention and graduation rates.
2. Evaluate the satisfaction of professional and graduate school programs, the business community and general public with the preparation level of college graduates to determine what changes are needed in course offerings and preparation levels.
3. Study trends in funding sources, including tuition, fees and appropriations, and expenses, including salaries, inflation and institution-specific costs to determine if institutions have the necessary resources to achieve their mission.
4. Evaluate the need for additional flagship and research institutions to determine necessary changes in the governance structure of higher education systems and institutions.
5. Monitor the impact of HB 588, 75th Legislature, Regular Session, in increasing the diversity of students in college and the performance level of students admitted under the top 10 percent plan. Evaluate ways to increase the diversity of students in graduate-level and professional-degree programs.
6. Conduct active oversight of the agencies and institutions under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: Senate Funding Issues in Education, Interim
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report to the 76th Legislature.
Subjects: College preparatory curriculum | College preparedness | Educational technology | Foundation School Program | Higher Education Assistance Fund | Permanent School Fund, Texas | Permanent University Fund | Recommended High School Program | Scholarships | School finance | Student aid | Textbooks | University budgets | University enrollment | University finance | University graduates | University graduation rates |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 f962
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [55 pages  File size: 2,414 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the current status of student financial assistance and tuition exemption/waiver programs. Identify possible criteria to be considered by the Legislature in evaluating such proposals and to establish priorities for these programs in the future.
2. Review the appropriateness of current allotments, weights, and set-asides under the Foundation School Program to fund school districts.
3. Study the management, investment, and distribution of funds dedicated to public and higher education, including the Permanent School Fund, Available School Fund, Permanent University Fund, Available University Fund, and Higher Education Fund. The Committee should review the purpose of these funds and the ability of these funds to continue to meet the needs of the state.
4. Study the factors affecting undergraduate enrollment and graduation rates at public colleges and universities in Texas, and make recommendations for any necessary legislative action. The Committee should consider the costs of higher education and the availability of financial assistance to students; collaborative efforts between higher education and public education systems; and student recruitment and retention efforts. The Committee should also consider methods to effectively measure institutions' performance in meeting enrollment and graduation goals set by the Legislature.
5. Evaluate and, if needed, make recommendations to determine need and allocation of funds for higher education budget special items, medical schools and Texas A&M Service agencies.
6. Study the costs of textbooks for public schools and, if necessary, make recommendations to improve the purchasing process to ensure that Texas schools are receiving the best price possible. In its work, the Committee should examine the use of computers and other technological resources as alternative teaching aids to textbooks and consider whether these alternative resources are more economical and efficient in enhancing the learning capacities of children
Committee: Senate Finance
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim committee report of the Senate Finance Committee to the 75th Legislature.
Subjects: Child care | Computer networks | Data management | Federal funds | Federal government | Higher education | Higher education affordability | Information Resources, Texas Department of | Medicaid | State budgets | Telecommunications infrastructure | Tuition | University budgets | University finance | Welfare | Welfare reform |
Library Call Number: L1836.74 f49f
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [272 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To evaluate the impact on Texas government finance resulting from proposed changes in federal funding mechanisms and to make recommendations to implement changed funding mechanisms.
2. To monitor implementation of tuition and student use fee increases, HB 815, 74th Legislature, Regular Session and HB 1792, 74th Legislature, Regular Session, by higher education institutions. The Committee shall issue a report identifying the impacts and uses of tuition and student use fee increases.
3. To evaluate use of emerging telecommunication infrastructure for efficiencies in collection and disbursement of state funds and to evaluate the impact of technology and its effect on the demand for state appropriations.
Committee: House Higher Education
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Higher Education, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1996 : a report to the House of Representatives, 75th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: College preparedness | Higher education | Higher education affordability | Lamar Institute of Technology | Northeast Texas Community College | Southwest Texas State University | Stephen F. Austin State University | Texas A&M University - Commerce | Texas A&M University - Texarkana | Texas Academic Skills Program | Texas Southern University | Texas State Technical College | Tuition | University budgets | University finance | University of Houston | University of North Texas at Denton | University of Texas at Arlington |
Library Call Number: L1836.74 ed84
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [28 pages  File size: 844 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. 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.
2. Review fees at Texas public institutions of higher education that may be administratively changed, without the approval of a majority student vote.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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..
Committee: Joint Higher Education, Select
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Higher education in the new Texas : report of the Joint Select Committee on Higher Education to the 73rd Legislature, state of Texas.
Subjects: Higher education | Higher education affordability | Medical education | Minority students | Nursing education | Nursing shortages | School dropouts | Tax system | University budgets | University enrollment | University faculty salaries | University finance | University graduation rates | Workforce |
Library Call Number: L1836.72 ed84hmr
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View report [104 pages  File size: 4,500 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the purposes, performance, administrative methods, formula allocation system and the use of funds appropriated for higher education.
2. Review the goals for higher education established in the master plan for higher education adopted by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and identify specific goals that the state must attain by the year 2000. The final report shall also contain recommended goals to be met on a biennial basis until the year 2000;
3. Assess the performance of the Texas higher education system in accomplishing the following purposes, with particular attention to the comparable performance of states, regions, and nations with which Texas competes: 1. preparing an adequate number of well-informed citizens and qualified professionals, as measured by enrollment rates, retention rates, incidence of degrees and certificates granted, performance on state licensure examinations, and other appropriate measures; 2. preparing an adequate number and quality of professionals in various fields to ensure a competitive work force, with emphasis on the supply of professionals compared to the demand and projected need of such professionals in the future; 3. preparing an adequate number and quality of public school teachers and administrators to provide for an effective and efficient public primary and secondary school system; 4. providing access to higher education programs to all citizens, regardless of age or ethnicity; and 5. providing to organizations and individuals in Texas access to relevant research results and new ideas in support of a dynamic economy;
4. Conduct an analysis comparing trends in funding per student, expenditure per student, administrative cost per student, and other relevant measures of comparison of the Texas higher education system and the systems of other states with which Texas competes
5. Examine methods of projecting student enrollment and projections through the year 2000 for each sector of higher education.
6. Review institutions' expenditures of funds and use of authority to set and collect fees.
7. Examine methods for colleges and universities to share critical resources using cooperative degree programs, telecommunication access to libraries, computers, selected classes, and coordinated research programs.
8. Examine means to reduce dropout rates and increase opportunities for students to achieve educational goals quickly and with a minimum of wasted effort;
Committee: House Appropriations
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 72nd Texas Legislature / Committee on Appropriations.
Subjects: Class action lawsuits | Higher education | Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Texas Department of | State employee salaries | State employees | University budgets | University buildings | University finance |
Library Call Number: L1836.71 ap65
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View report [63 pages  File size: 2,514 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To study and evaluate the role of revenue enhancement programs in institutions of higher education including public/private partnerships, nationwide business activities and privatization of services typically managed by the State.
2. To study the conditions of higher education facilities and the extent of the deferred maintenance problem.
3. To study compliance accomplishments by the Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation relative to the lawsuit settlement agreements.
4. To study the state's employee classification system and salary schedule, including the issue of comparable worth, in conjunction with the State Classification Officer of the State Auditor's Office.

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