Tuesday, May 22, 2018

9:00 AM

Capitol Extension, Room E1.012




Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule 11.10 and 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Higher Education was held on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.012, at Austin, Texas.







Senator Kel Seliger, Chair


Senator Royce West, Vice Chair

Senator Paul Bettencourt


Senator JosÚ MenÚndez

Senator Dawn Buckingham


Senator Kirk Watson

Senator Larry Taylor






The chair called the meeting to order at 9:02 AM.


The chair laid out and made opening remarks on the following interim charge:


Funding Models: Examine different models of student-focused funding for general academic institutions, including competency-based and performance funding models, and make recommendations on whether a new funding model would produce greater efficiencies and student performance.


The chair then called invited testimony (see attached witness list).


A quorum was established at 10:00 AM.


Senator Bettencourt moved adoption of the minutes from the previous hearing held on April 25, 2018; without objection, it was so ordered.


The chair then opened public testimony (see attached witness list).


The chair moved that the public testimony be closed; without objection, it was so ordered.


There being no further business, at 11:36 AM Senator Seliger moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair. Without objection, it was so ordered.









Senator Kel Seliger, Chair




Daniel Warner, Clerk