COMMITTEE:    Higher Education 

TIME & DATE:  9:30 AM, Wednesday, September 19, 2018 

PLACE:       1050 W. Santa Gertrudis Ave, #221A, Kingsville, TX 
CHAIR:       Rep. J. M. Lozano 


The committee will meet on the campus of Texas A&M-Kingsville, at the following location:


Memorial Student Union Building

1050 W. Santa Gertrudis Avenue, Room 221A

Kingsville, TX 78363


The committee will hear invited testimony concerning interim charges 3, 1, and 2, which direct the committee to:


Examine the rapid growth of dual credit course offerings across the state, and evaluate whether dual credit is effectively reducing time-to-degree and improving affordability for students and the state.  Evaluate institutions' policies and processes for ensuring rigor and quality, and the adequacy of student advising regarding the potential applicability of dual credit courses to future academic program requirements.  Review the current state funding methodology and costs of, and the share of state funding attributable to, dual credit programs.


Determine, to the extent possible, the scope of financial losses to 2- and 4-year institutions, including facilities, that resulted from Hurricane Harvey.  Recommend possible state actions to mitigate any negative impact on institutions and ensure governance structures and parameters allow for effective responses.  Review the educational opportunities offered to students displaced by Harvey throughout the state.  Recommend any changes that could improve the process and what additional service might be needed for these displaced students.


Determine the impact of any federal action pertaining to Title IX and the potential effects on current state laws and rules pertaining to sexual misconduct policies at institutions of higher education.


The committee will hear invited testimony only.





Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and who may need assistance, such as a sign language interpreter, are requested to contact Stacey Nicchio at (512) 463-0850, 72 hours prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.