ERIC Number: ED480954
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Closing the Gaps: The Texas Higher Education Plan.
Texas State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.
This higher education plan for Texas outlines the goals of closing the gaps in higher education participation and success, in educational excellence, and in funded research over the next 15 years. It outlines the four challenges that are the most critical to overcome for the future well-being of Texas. These challenges are presented as goals. The first is to close the gaps in participation rates across Texas to add 500,000 more students by 2015. The second goal is to close the gaps in success by increasing by 50% the number of degrees, certificates, and other identifiable student successes from high quality programs by 2015. The third goal, to close the gaps in excellence, calls for substantially increasing the number of national recognized programs and services at colleges and universities in Texas by 2015. The final goal, to close the gaps in research, calls for increasing, by 2015, the level of federal science and engineering research funding to Texas institutions by 50% to $1.3 billion. To assure progress toward these goals, the state is urged to develop benchmarks and measures to assess progress toward the plan's goals for each institution and for Texas higher education as a whole. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Degrees, Educational Objectives, Enrollment, Excellence in Education, Higher Education, Program Evaluation, Research, State Programs
For full text: http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/reports/pdf/0379.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas