SENATE

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: Higher Education

TIME & DATE: 1:00 PM, Monday, October 12, 2020

PLACE: E1.012 (Hearing Room)
CHAIR: Senator Brandon Creighton

 

The Senate Higher Education Committee will meet on Monday, October 12, 2020 at 1:00pm to hear invited testimony on the following interim charges:

 

                Adult Learner Students: Examine existing innovative programs in higher education institutions that assist non-traditional students in completing a degree or credential, including first-time adult learners, re-enrolling students, first generation students, working adults, and at-risk students. Provide recommendations on methods the state can use to partner with higher education institutions to expand successful programs throughout the state.

 

                Data Transparency: Explore methods to improve data sharing and transparency among state agencies, school districts and charter schools, and higher education institutions. Consider best practices to increase the ability of high schools and higher education institutions to support student post-secondary access and degree completion and how to provide policymakers with data on each. Recommend methods of integrating existing data systems at the K-12 and higher education levels to provide real-time support and direction for students.

 

                Monitoring: Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Senate Committee on Higher Education passed by the 86th Legislature, as well as relevant agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction. Specifically, make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, or complete implementation of the following:

Senate Bill 25, elating to measures to facilitate the transfer, academic progress, and timely graduation of students in higher education.

 

 

Capitol access is limited to legislators and staff only. Testimony will be limited to invited testimony. Invited testimony will be conducted via video-conference. The public may view the livestream of the hearing at https://senate.texas.gov/av-live.php

 

 

 

 

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