Legislative

January 12, 2021
Report on Certain Incidents of Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, or Stalking at Certain Public and Private Independent Institutions of Higher Education JAN 2021

A Report to the Texas Legislature Per Senate Bill 212 and House Bill 1735
86th Texas Legislature - Report on Certain Incidents of Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, or Stalking at Certain Public and Private/Independent Institutions of Higher Education.

Statewide Plan for Supporting Underprepared Students: Updates and Progress

A Report to the Texas Legislature Per Rider 32, 86th Texas Legislature – Developmental Education 
and SB 1776, 84th Texas Legislature –  College Preparatory Courses 

Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) Advisory Committee Report - October 2020

Texas Application for State
Financial Aid (TASFA)
Advisory Committee Report - October 2020. 

A Report on the Recommendations
of the TASFA Advisory Committee to the
Texas Legislature

A Report on the Effectiveness of Advise TX - October 2020

A Report on the
Effectiveness of Advise TX, October 2020. 

General Appropriations Act,
House Bill 1, Article III, Section 51
86th Texas Legislature

Report on Access to Higher Education for Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities - October 2020

The Texas Education Code (TEC), Section 61.06641, authorized through the passage of Senate Bill 1017, 86th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, requires the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) to periodically review the policies and practices that increase access to higher education opportunities, distribute educational outreach marketing materials, and establish an advisory council on postsecondary education for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). According to the statute, the report should include historic and current higher education data and recommendations for changes to support success and achievement for persons with IDD in accessing higher education (TEC, Section 61.06641(k)). Reports are to be submitted to the governor and members of the Legislature by December 1 of each even-numbered year.

Report on the Recruitment of Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities at Public Institutions of Higher Education in Texas - October 2020

The Texas Education Code (TEC), Section 61.0664, authorized through the passage of Senate Bill 37, 84th Legislature, Regular Session, requires the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) to conduct an ongoing study on the college recruitment of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). According to the statute, the study is to “identify previously made recruitment efforts, limitations on recruitment and possible methods for recruitment” for this population (TEC, Section 61.0664(c)). Reports are to be submitted to the governor and members of the Legislature by November 1 of each year.
Texas Education Code, Section 61.0663 mandates that the THECB maintain and annually update an inventory of postsecondary educational programs and services provided for persons with IDD by institutions of higher education. Data from public institutions of higher education are posted by institution on the THECB’s website and will be updated annually.

November 10, 2020
Graduate Medical Education Report An Assessment of Opportunities for Graduates of Texas Medical Schools to Enter Residency Programs in Texas FY2020

This report, required by Section 61.0661 of the Texas Education Code, is the fifth biannual report providing an assessment of opportunities for gradates of Texas medical schools to enter residency programs in Texas

By Academic Quality and Workforce
November 10, 2020
Study of the Feasibility of Streamlining Physician Licensing Requirements for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses SB2011 Report

This report concerns the feasibility of developing a pilot program to streamline the requirements for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) to be eligible for physician licensure. 

By Academic Quality and Workforce
November 2, 2020
Aerospace Technology Research Conducted by Public Universities

This report provides a summary of aerospace technology research conducted by public senior colleges and universities.

By Academic Quality and Workforce
October 30, 2020
Study and Report on Core Curriculum October 2020

A Study and Report to the 86th Texas Legislature on Core Curriculum.

By Academic Quality and Workforce
October 30, 2020
Texas General Academic Institutions Increasing Successful Community College Transfer Report FALL 2020

The Texas General Academic Institutions: Increasing Successful Community College Transfer report provides an analysis of Texas public general academic institutions (GAIs)/universities transfer goals and practices. This annual report describes the universities’ efforts to increase the number, success, and persistence of Texas community college transfer students.

By Academic Quality and Workforce
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). 

By Academic Quality and Workforce
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.

By Academic Quality and Workforce
May 7, 2020
National Research University Fund Eligibility 2020

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

By Academic Quality and Workforce
October 21, 2020
Texas General Academic Institutions Increasing Successful Community College Transfer Appendices Fall 2020

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

By Academic Quality and Workforce