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Agenda|Speakers|Discussion Groups|Resources|Report & Recommendations 

February 18-19, 2008
Omni Hotel Downtown


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Monday, February 18, 2008
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Dinner (Longhorn Room)

Welcome and Introductions:

   Raymund A. Paredes, Commissioner of Higher Education
   Mark G. Yudof, Chancellor, The University of Texas System


   Edwin R. Massey, President
   Indian River Community College
   Florida’s Community College System
   Mark B. Rosenberg, Chancellor
   State University System of Florida

Question and comment period.


Tuesday, February, 19, 2008
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Registration (Foyer)
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast (Longhorn Room)

Representatives from the University of North Texas Transfer Institute will be available to discuss the Course Applicability System as well as their research on Texas transfer data.

8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Convening Session (Longhorn Room)

Welcome and Introductions:

   Mark G. Yudof, Chancellor, The University of Texas System

Texas Legislative Perspective:

   Representative Geanie W. Morrison, Chairman
   House Higher Education Committee
   Texas House of Representatives

Explanation of Group Discussion Sessions:

   Raymund A. Paredes, Commissioner of Higher Education


9:15 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Group Discussions:

Topic and Co-Leaders Listed Below:

  1. Advising and Counseling (Cellar Room)
       James Gaertner, President, Sam Houston State University
       Larry Phillips, President, Angelina College
  2. Assuring Rigor in Undergraduate Courses (Rotunda Room)
       Thomas Baynum, President, Coastal Bend College
       Flavius Killebrew, President, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
  3. Student Engagement and Success (Senate Room)
       Maggy Smith, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies, University of Texas at El Paso
       Dennis Brown, Vice President, El Paso Community College
  4. Financial Aid (Liberty Room)
       William Holda, President, Kilgore College
       Rodney Mabry, President, University of Texas at Tyler
  5. College Readiness and Developmental Education (Executive Room)
       Gretchen Bataille, President, University of North Texas
       Shirley Reed, President, South Texas College
  6. Institutional Opportunities and Student Intention (Bouquets Room)
       Charles Cook, Vice Chancellor for Educational Development, Houston Community College System
       Molly Woods, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, University of Houston-Downtown
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Group Discussions Continue (Action Reports)
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Luncheon and Speakers (Longhorn Room)


   John Gardner and Betsy Barefoot
   Policy Center on the First Year of College
   Brevard, North Carolina

Group Discussion Reports:

   Group Co-Leaders

Next Steps:

   Raymund A. Paredes, Commissioner of Higher Education


1:00 p.m.

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