ERIC Number: ED100251
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Annual Report. 1974. Coordinating Board Texas College and University System.
Texas Coll. and Univ. System, Austin. Coordinating Board.
In Texas higher education, fiscal 1974 was a year of reassessment. Although student enrollments and state funding for Texas colleges and universities climbed to record levels, caution and concern for the future dominated higher education planning. That concern was prompted by an inflationary economy, shifting state and national priorities, changing methods of delivering educational services, and development of newly created institutions of higher education. Comprehensive reexaminations of state needs evolved as the Coordinating Board's major challenge during the year. Major developments in Texas postsecondary education included: (1) Student enrollment at all Texas colleges and universities continued to climb, reaching 531,952 in fall 1973. (2) To support all agencies of postsecondary education in Texas, the 63rd legislature appropriated a record $705.3 million from all funds for 1973-74. (3) New degree program proposals submitted to the Coordinating Board for approval reflected efforts by Texas colleges and universities to respond to changing employment opportunities, particularly in the areas of vocational-technical education, business management, and health-related fields. (4) The Coordinating Board endorsed a statewide plan to assist Texas institutions to expand their efforts in adult and continuing education. (Author/PG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Coll. and Univ. System, Austin. Coordinating Board.
Identifiers - Location: Texas