Welcome to the information site for the Texas Higher Education Strategic Planning Committee, the advisory committee charged with providing to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB or Board) advice and recommendations regarding development of 60x30TX, the next long-term strategic plan for Texas higher education.
The development of the new Higher Education Strategic Plan was an important step for Texas, one that required consideration from all areas. In order to help develop the same level of buy-in and support that was achieved for Closing the Gaps, the Board established the Texas Higher Education Strategic Planning Committee (TxHESPC). Members brought a wealth of experience and ideas from a variety of business organizations and higher education institutions. The tasks assigned to the TxHESPC included: (1) making recommendations for the goals, targets, and statewide strategies for the next long-term strategic plan; and (2) soliciting input from stakeholders and the general public across the state. (Please see Developing the Next Long-Term Higher Education Plan for Texas for additional details regarding the establishment of the TxHESPC.)
Subsequent to its inaugural meeting on March 3, 2014, the TxHESPC met on a monthly basis, as required by workload and tasks. Special meetings were called as deemed appropriate by the TxHESPC’s presiding officer. Meetings were open to the public and broadcast via the web, unless prevented by technical difficulties. Institutions had input through subcommittees and during comment periods. During the deliberations process, the Board solicited public input via stakeholder meetings and online tools such as College Town Hall-Texas (http://www.collegetownhalltx.com). At THECB’s quarterly meeting on July 23, 2015, the TxHESPC presented to the THECB for consideration and adoption the TxHESPC’s final recommendations regarding 60x30TX, the next long-term strategic plan for higher education in Texas.