Thursday, January 8, 1998 
                                     9:00 am 
                         Capitol Extension, Room E1.036 
         Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule  
         11.11, a public hearing of the Senate Interim Committee on  
         Funding Issues in Education was held on Thursday, January 8,  
         1998 in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.036, at Austin, Texas.   
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Teel Bivins                     Senator Gregory Luna 
         Senator Bill Ratliff                    Senator Judith  
         Senator Robert Duncan 
         Senator David Sibley 
         Senator Royce West 
         [Co-Chairmen Bivins and Ratliff decided that Senator Bivins  
         would Chair this hearing.  Hereinafter "Chair" refers to  
         Senator Bivins, or to whomever he has handed the gavel.] 
         The Chair called the meeting to order at 9:10 am.  There being  
         a quorum present, the following business was transacted.   
         The following members arrived after the roll was called:   
         The chair called the following invited witnesses to testify  
         before the committee on the topics indicated. 
         Role of public education curriculum in higher education  
              Carolyn Kostelecky, Assistant Vice President and Regional  
              Manager, ACT [provided written testimony] 
              Gary Laverne, Director, Admissions and Guidance Services,  
              The College Board (SAT) [provided written testimony] 
              Patricia Hayes, President, St. Edward's University 
              Joe Munoz,  Assistant to the President, Angelo State  
              University and Trustee, San Angelo Independent School  
              District [provided written testimony]  
              Jim Hundley,  Director, Secondary Curriculum and  
              Instruction, San Angelo Independent School District 
         Role of public and higher education curriculum in preparing  
         students for employment: 
         Lloyd Greene, Vice President of Human Resources, Seton  
         Healthcare Network [provided written testimony] 
              Joe Randolph, Training Manager, Texas Eastman Division,  
              Eastman Chemical Company [provided written testimony] 
              Cynthia Reed, Texas Manager, K-12 Programs, Intel  
         Impact of institutional culture on student graduation rates: 
              Oscar Page, President, Austin College 
              Sallie Sheppard, Associate Provost, Undergraduate  
              Programs and Academic Services, Texas A&M University  
              [provided written testimony] 
              Gary Hanson, Coordinator of Research, Division of Student  
              Affairs, University of Texas at Austin [provided written  
         Question-and-Answer Session: 
              Mike Moses, Commissioner of Education 
              Don Brown, Commissioner of Higher Education 
         The Chair called for the distribution of materials  relating  
         to Committee Charge Number 2 on public education finance. 
         Closing remarks from the Chair and committee members. 
         There being no further business, at 1:04 pm Senator Bivins  
         moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of  
         the Chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered.   
         Senator Teel Bivins, Chair 
         Krissy Lilljedahl, Clerk