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Take a look at relevant facts, reports and information that will better inform you about the challenges and opportunities in higher education in Texas, and what's being done to address them.
College "Credit": Reducing Unmanageable Student Debt and Maximizing Return on Education
Is College Affordable? In Search of a Meaningful Definition
University of Texas at Austin Commencement Address 2012
Texas Exes Announce 2012 Distinguished Alumnus Award Honorees
Faculty Senate Resolution Supporting Bowen- Hagler Editorial
"We are not at War with Universities"
“We are not at war with universities.” That was the message from Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick at this week’s press conference at which he railed against Texas universities over the cost of tuition. Media coverage of the press conference suggested a different message, however, with headlines using phrases such as “bashed” “slams” and “blasts” to describe Patrick’s tone toward the institutions.Continue reading
Dual Credit, Hyperloops & Domino's Pizza
New data show high school students enrolled in dual credit programs are not always receiving full credit toward their degree plan once they get to college. According to theAustin American-Statesman, “Researchers said instituting a statewide agreement among higher education institutions specifying the types of courses that must be accepted toward degree plans, and better advising in high school, could mitigate the problem.” While less time in college could ultimately help reduce the cost of a degree, the quality of the dual credit program and how it complement a university’s curriculum must also be taken into consideration.Continue reading