mission is to provide leadership and coordination for the Texas higher education system and to promote access, affordability, quality, success, and cost efficiency through 60x30TX, resulting in a globally competitive workforce that positions Texas as an international leader.
In future studies, course types should be extended to include all three of the foundational component areas required by the THECB
(life and physical science, mathematics, and social and behavioral science).
Creates a student loan repayment program subject to legislative funding to be administered by the THECB
to assist certain mental health professionals including APRNs with a nationally recognized certification in psychiatric/mental health nursing.
The DETS built off of the existing DEPS, which "was designed to better understand how developmental education is performed across the state and at individual institutions" (THECB
, 2011, p.
It must also be considered as a source of cross-disciplinary knowledge that is essential for success in numerous areas of study" (THECB
, 2014, p.
"We used workforce data to project what [was] needed," says Susan Brown, assistant commissioner of the THECB
. "We work[ed] very closely with the state demographer's office."
"It's hard to keep a student in school to get their associate's when they can go make $65,000 a year as a truck driver," Dominic Chavez, spokesman for the THECB
, told the Houston Chronicle.
The only numbers that THECB
gives on enrollment are for the fall of 2007 and are for ethnicity only.
The National Center for Higher Education Management Systems was recently commissioned to study what kind of setup would be most effective for a statewide administration for community colleges - a role that typically would fall to the THECB
. It found that "important constituents have lost faith in the agency's ability to play the role."
The panel met with higher education representatives, legislators, the Governor, Texas business leaders who were former higher education institution trustees, THECB
members, and Commissioner Brown.
As the demand for access to the public flagships surged, admission rates fell for students ranked below the top decile (Jayson, 2003a; THECB