|The committee will meet to hear invited and public testimony on the
|following interim charges:
|Study and recommend strategies for improving community college
|participation and success. Examine the role of community colleges within
|the state higher education system. Include a review of programs,
|practices, and incentives to improve efficiency and productivity, such as
|expanding dual credit options, encouraging credit by examination, and
|improving student preparation in high school.
|Study the feasibility of offering an optional curriculum that emphasizes
|ethics, Western civilization, and American traditions to satisfy portions
|of the Texas Core Curriculum.
|*Although written testimony will not be considered a part of the record,
|persons wishing to distribute handouts may do so by providing no fewer
|than 15 copies to the Committee Clerk when called to testify.