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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 | 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 | Texas State University | 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: House Public Pension Plans, House Joint
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: A compilation of interim reports to the sixty-sixth legislative session, Texas House of Representatives.
Subjects: Financial investments | Investment of public funds | Public retirement systems | University of Houston |
Library Call Number: L1836.65 h816 7
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View report [94 pages  File size: 2,532 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study all local public pension systems with detailed information for Fort Worth, Houston, El Paso, Austin, and Dallas. Include fiscal condition, actuarial soundness, participation requirements, benefit levels, investment policies, and general administrative practices.
2. Study all police and firefighter plans. Include the same information stated above
3. Comment on the definition and importance of actuarial soundness.
4. Comment specifically on the strengths of each state pension system with recommendations for improvements.
5. State the type of information that should be included in actuarial reports and elaborate on the importance of periodic reporting.
6. Touch on the University of Houston investment problems being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Try to discover if such transactions are being made by the pension systems in their investment practices.
Supporting documents
Committee: House Public Pension Plans, House Joint
Title: Joint committee studies.
Library Call Number: LRL
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View document [7 pages]

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