ERIC Number: ED465313
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jan-9
Reference Count: N/A
Globalizing Texas Higher Education for the New Century: A Response to "Closing the Gaps." Report of the Special Committee on Globalization and Higher Education.
In response to "Closing the Gaps: Participation, Success, Excellence, Research," the new Texas Higher Education Plan, this document contains a proposal that will help achieve the desired level of quality among higher education programs in Texas by ensuring that these programs are relevant to the global content of the 21st century. It is expected that, in the coming century, Texas will be more populous, and current minorities will be the majority. The economy will be highly integrated into the global economy, but more Texans will be foreign-born, Texas will be less educated, and Texas will be poorer. There are four important areas in which the Texas Legislature, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, the higher education community, and the private sector can work together to achieve globalization in higher education: (1) study abroad for outgoing domestic students; (2) programs for incoming international students; (3) research and development; and (4) curriculum and faculty development. It will be necessary to develop, support, and implement programs in the areas of increasing access to programs that contribute to the globalization of student perspectives, supporting mutually beneficial research partnerships with institutions from around the world, and promoting alliances between the higher education community and the business community. Some specific actions are recommended to accomplish these objectives. Eight attachments contain supplemental information about Texas higher education. (Contains 5 tables and 12 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Sponsor: Texas State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas