Changes for the 2014 Star Award Other than the dates included in the Timeline for the 2014 Texas Higher Education Star Awards, there are no changes for the 2014 Star Award. Please note the following changes made in 2012 that are continued for 2014:
1. The length of time for a program, project, activity, group, organization, or partnership to have been in operation has been increased from two to three years.
2. For 2014, as in 2012, only those categories that are specifically related to the goals of Closing the Gaps in higher education have been retained.
3. For 2014, as in 2012, when applications are reviewed, a higher scoring weight will be allocated to applicants that demonstrate a particularly efficient cost/benefit ratio per student for purposes of being replicable.
4. The individual award category was eliminated in 2012 due to the challenges of comparing the contributions of single persons with the contributions of multiple persons involved in programs, projects, and activities.
1. Programs, projects, and activities at Texas institutions of higher education that are helping to close the higher education gaps in student participation, student success, academic excellence, and/or research.
2. Groups and organizations in Texas that are helping to close the gaps in higher education student participation, student success, academic excellence, and/or research; such as those that help promote a college-going culture.3. Partnerships (among higher education institutions, public/private schools/districts, businesses, or community organizations) that are helping close the gaps in higher education student participation, student success, academic excellence, and/or research.
For more detailed information regarding eligibility and criteria for the 2014 Star Award and the review process and timeline, please see the document entitled 2014 Texas Higher Education Star Awards Application Process and Guidelines.
For 2014 Star Award submission information, click here.
For additional information, please contact:
Mary E. Smith, Ph.D.
Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Academic Planning and Policy, THECB