September 24, 2020
Open Educational Resources Grant Program October 2020 Legislative Report

Senate Bill 810, 85th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, established the Open Educational Resources (OER) Grant Program, which was designed to incentivize faculty at Texas institutions of higher education to adopt, modify, redesign, or develop courses that use only open educational resources. This report details the administration of the competitive grant program and provides initial information about cost savings for students from the use of OER by faculty grantees as well as the number of students served by the first round of grants (which was awarded in 2018). 

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Tags: Legislative Reports, Grants, Open Educational Resources (OER) Grant Program., OER
July 24, 2020
Strategies to Incentivize Institutions of Higher Education to Develop Degree Programs in Cybersecurity

Senate Bill (SB) 64 passed by the 86th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, required the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), in collaboration with the Department of Information Resources (DIR), to explore ways to incentivize Texas higher education institutions to develop more certificate and degree programs in the area of cybersecurity and submit a report detailing strategies to the lieutenant governor, the speaker of the House of Representatives, the presiding officer of each legislative standing committee with primary jurisdiction over higher education, and each governing board of an institution of higher education not later than September 1, 2020.

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Tags: Cyber Breach, Cyber Attcks, Cybersecurity
May 7, 2020
National Research University Fund Eligibility 2020

Report about NRUF funding eligibility to the Comptroller and the Texas Legislature.

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Tags: FY 2019 data, Eligibility Report, NRUF
October 10, 2019
Texas General Academic Institutions Increasing Successful Community College Transfer Appendix 2019

Appendices to the annual legislatively mandated report about Texas General Academic Institutions’ work with transfer students from two-year institutions.

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Tags: two-year institutions of higher education, general academic institutions, Transfer Students, Transfer