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Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2009
Obtaining more federal funds is the expressed research goal in "Closing the Gaps by 2015." It states: By 2015, increase the level of federal science and engineering research and development obligations to Texas institutions to 6.5 percent of obligations to higher education institutions across the nation. In 2006, Texas institutions of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Research and Development, Cancer, Engineering
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2004
House Bill 3590, passed by the 77th Texas Legislature, established the Texas Fund for Geography Education. The legislation permits the Board to enter into an agreement with the National Geographic Society to develop and operate an endowment fund, the earnings of which will be available for competitive grants to fund partnerships which enhance…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Grants, Endowment Funds, Geography Instruction
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2004
This publication is the third annual report and focuses on the expansion and results of the program after three years. The General Appropriations Act passed by the 78th Legislature contained a rider (Rider 29, page III-58) which continued the HEA Pilot Program for the current biennium. The rider requires that prospective students in high schools…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Attendance, Pilot Projects, High School Students
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2004
In May 2002, Governor Rick Perry announced plans for several higher education initiatives, including the recruitment, preparation, enrollment, and retention of first generation college students. First generation college students are students who would be the first in their families to complete higher education through two- and four-year…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Postsecondary Education, First Generation College Students, Grants