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Texas Team

The Texas Team is a committee made up of higher education, legislative, and business leaders. The Team guides the scope of work for Texas. Members of the 2012 committee can be found below:

Texas Team Members 2012

December 5, 2012 - AT&T Conference Center


Biographies of Presenters

Discussion of Productivity as a Movement in the US and Texas

James Applegate, Vice President for Program Development, Lumina Foundation
Raymund Paredes, Texas Commissioner of Higher Education

National Media Scan of Productivity in Higher Education

Kate Shaw, Executive Director, Research for Action

Cost Efficiencies Survey Final Report

James Kallison, Higher Education Consultant
Ginger Gossman, Senior Research Specialist, THECB

Higher Education Priorities for the 83rd Legislative Session

Linda Battles, Associate Commissioner, THECB
Dominic Chavez, Director of External Relations, THECB

WAVE Goals 2030

Team Planning Discussion - Moving Forward

Facilitated by Diane Miller, Principal, Civic Collaboration

Tuning Update - Dr. Mary Smith

Lumina Interim Report as of November 2012
Texas Scope of Work for 2013
Participants in the Memorandum of Understanding for Engineering

MOU for Engineering
MOU for Science

Tuning Deliverables packages

 March 27 - 11:00 - 2:00 Sheraton Hotel, Austin


Welcome and Buffet Luncheon - Texas Team Members, THECB Staff, and invited guests

Discussion of Priorities for the 83rd Legislative Session - Linda Battles, Associate Commissioner, THECB; Texas Team Members; and THECB Staff

Discussion of the priorities for the 83rd Texas Legislative Session, particularly in terms of their impact on Closing the Gaps and the productivity agenda

Overview and Discussion of the Texas Formula Funding Recommendations for the 2014-15 Biennium - Susan Brown, Assistant Commissioner for Planning and Accountability, THECB; Texas Team Members; and THECB Staff

Summary and discussion of the Formula Funding Recommendations for the 2014-15 Biennium as proposed by the formula funding advisory committees and Commissioner, and as considered by the Coordinating Board's Strategic Planning and Policy Committee on March 20, 2012


Discussion of Stakeholder Outreach - Dom Chavez, Senior Director of External Relations, THECB; Texas Team Members; and THECB Staff

Overview and discussion of plans for outreach to stakeholders regarding the primary features of the recommended outcomes-based funding formulas and the communication processes to be used to secure acceptance of the funding model by stakeholders

Business Outreach

Community Outreach

Team Planning Discussion - Texas Team Members and THECB Staff

Team planning session

Update on Tuning Texas and Project Mapping Work - Mary Smith, Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Academic Planning and Policy, THECB; Harrison Keller, Vice Provost for Higher Education Policy and Research, The University of Texas at Austin

Summary information on the final draft deliverables of the 2011 Tuning Oversight Council for Engineering and Science and the beginning of work of the 2012 Tuning Oversight Council for Mathematics, Business, and Information Systems; Update on the progress made to date on the Texas Project Mapping Work

September 30, 2011 - 11:00 - 2:00 Sheraton Hotel, Austin



Handouts and Presentations:

Tuning Update summary - Mary Smith, Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Academic Planning and Policy, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

The Future of Tuning in Texas

Information for Presidents and Chancellors

Completed Tuning Packets for Civil, Electrical, Industrial, and Mechanical Engineering

Civil Engineering display

Innovative Strategies for Achieving Closing the Gaps - Raymund Paredes, Commissioner of Higher Education, State of Texas

Update on Legislative Session

Student Success legislation

Tennessee Outcomes-based Funding Formula - Russ Deaton and Sean Tierney

Video follow this link to view the video

Complete College Tennessee Act of 2010 Legislation - Tennessee

Formula Funding Explanation

Formula Funding Simulation

2011 Formula Funding Tennessee

Mapping project - Student Success Initiatives

December 15, 2010


Handouts and Presentations:

Lumina Reports:

Scope of Work - November 2010

Texas Second Interim Report

Tasks Completed as of November, 2010

Tuning Process Update - Reinold Cornelius

Reports from Regional Roundtables - Debbie Rodriguez

Cost Efficiencies Executive Report

Outcomes-Based Formula Funding Presentation - Linda Battles

University Model

Community College Model

Myth #1 Academic Quality

Myth #2 Budget Cuts

Myth #3 Restricting Access

Editorial on Accountability - Dallas Morning News

College Accountability - Corpus Christi Caller

May 26, 2010



Charges to Texas Tuners

ABET Tuning

Texas Productivity Roadmap 


SPEC Presentation

Texas Evaluation Plan

Tuning Engineering

February 2, 2010



Texas Team Presentation

Voluntary Mechanical Engineering Compact Presentation

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