ERIC Number: ED444446
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Achieving the Texas Higher Education Vision.
Benjamin, Roger; Carroll, Stephen; Dewar, James; Lempert, Robert; Stockly, Sue
To identify future Texas higher education issues, groups of educational, community, political, and business leaders assembled for Delphi group discussions to examine Texas higher education in 2010. The final round of discussion yielded 33 questions considered important by at least one member in each of two or more groups. Areas of consensus led to two new goals: reducing disparities among Texans in higher education participation and success; and reducing job deficits. This report covers: (1) meeting student-related goals (e.g., meeting participation and success goals, reducing disparity and improving participation and success for minorities and reducing future job deficits); and (2) meeting institution-related goals (improving research and education). The study found no current consensus on educational priorities, no group authorized to lead the development of a statewide vision, and no recognition of the need to develop a vision. It recommends that the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board change its mandate from coordination to governing the higher education system until a master plan is created. Appended are data on labor market needs; modeling methodology used to assess higher education's future prospects; state benchmarks in higher education; the Delphi process; and data sources. (SM)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Diversity (Student), Economic Change, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Higher Education, Labor Market, Minority Groups, Relevance (Education), Research and Development, State Government
Council for Aid to Education, 342 Madison Avenue, Suite 1532, New York, NY 10173. Tel: 212-661-5800; Fax: 212-661-9766; Web site: http://www.cae.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.
Authoring Institution: Council for Aid to Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: Texas