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1 THECB 7/2006 Closing the Gaps, by 2015 July 20, 2006

2 THECB 7/2006 Close the Gaps in Participation By 2015, close the gaps in enrollment rates across Texas to add 630,000 more students.

3 THECB 7/2006 Five years of enrollment increases, but from 2004 to 2005, pace slackened 200,970

4 THECB 7/2006 Growth Continues at Two-Year Colleges 1% Health-Related University Independent Two-Year College 2000 – 2005 University Two-Year College Independent

5 THECB 7/ Hispanic Target is a big challenge * Asians are not targeted in the plan. WhiteHispanicAfrican-Am

6 THECB 7/ Regions account for 75% of Hispanic enrollment increase

7 THECB 7/2006 The percent of students entering from public high schools increased slightly. (44.1%) (43.6%) (43.4%) (44.1%) (44.2%) Percent of Graduating Class (44.4%) (45.4%) Into public higher education only. (44.5%)

8 THECB 7/2006 Large increases in the percent of entering students with the Recommended or above curriculum 55% 53% 65% 73% 78% 53% 84% 86%

9 THECB 7/2006 Economically disadvantaged students less likely to enroll in higher education

10 THECB 7/2006Participation  Fall 2004 to fall 2005 enrollment growth was lowest increase since 1995  Hispanic enrollment growth was substantial but continues to trail targets  Percentage of students coming from high school increased slightly

11 THECB 7/2006 Close the Gaps in Success By 2015, award 210,000 undergraduate degrees, certificates and other identifiable student successes from high quality programs.

12 THECB 7/ ,963 more Bachelor’s, Associate’s and Certificates awarded than in ,963

13 THECB 7/2006 Public institutions’ 2010 baccalaureate awards targets slightly below 2010 CTG Bachelor’sAssociate’s

14 THECB 7/2006 Doctoral awards surged past 2005 CTG target; projections exceed 2010 target

15 THECB 7/2006 Hispanic undergraduate awards’ target is ambitious * Not targeted in the Plan. White* Hispanic African-Am.

16 THECB 7/2006 How can we increase graduates in critical fields? TechnologyNursing/Allied Health

17 THECB 7/2006 UG awards in Allied Health and Nursing may reflect legislative initiatives

18 THECB 7/2006 Close the Gaps in Excellence By 2015, substantially increase the number of nationally recognized programs or services at colleges and universities in Texas.

19 THECB 7/2006 UC-Berkeley has more National Academy members than all Texas institutions ScienceEngineeringMedicineTotal UT at Austin Texas A&M U Rice U UT Med Cntr-Dallas U of Houston37010 Baylor CO Medicine Southern Methodist U2002 UTHSC Houston3058 UT Med Br-Galveston0055 UT at Dallas2305 TTU, UTA, UTSA, MSA, TTUHSC, UTHSCSA (1 each)0336 State of Texas Total UC-Berkeley

20 THECB 7/2006 Undergraduate Excellence  Access to excellent undergraduate education is critical  81% of all public university students are undergraduates  91% of all public college and university students are undergraduates

21 THECB 7/2006 Close the Gaps in Research By 2015, increase the level of federal science and engineering research funding to Texas institutions to 6.5% of obligations to higher education.

22 THECB 7/2006 Texas has improved its share of Federal R&D relative to other top states (Constant 1998 Dollars) 14.0% 14.9% 8.1% 8.3% 6.2% 6.4% 6.1% 5.3% 5.7% 6.0% 5.4% 6.2%

23 THECB 7/2006 Texas’ share of federal obligations for research on course to reach 2015 target

24 THECB 7/2006 Research Expenditures growth rate appears to be recovering 3.7% 6.0% 10.4% 1-Year Increase 9.0% 15.9% (in billions)

25 THECB 7/2006 Public institution research expenditures have increased by 29% since 2000 in constant dollars (Constant 1998 Dollars) (Millions) 1,076 1,213 1,381 1,315 1,294 1,517 1,941 1,853

26 THECB 7/2006 Research  Rapid growth in recent years due to increased NIH funding  Prospects for continued NIH increases are uncertain  Federal proposals for enhanced NSF funding

27 THECB 7/2006 Next Steps?  Revise strategies for each Closing the Gaps area to focus efforts on pertinent activities that lead to genuine progress  Concentrate on Hispanic participation and success  Create Closing the Gaps state-level committee composed of state business, education and civic leaders

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