Law:Title 3. Higher Education. Subtitle H. Research In Higher Education from Chapter 144. Research Assessment Program (Texas)

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Subtitle H. Research In Higher Education

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Chapter 144. Research Assessment Program

Section  144.001.  Definitions.

In this chapter:

(1)  "Assessment program" means the research assessment program established under this chapter.

(2)  "Coordinating board" has the meaning assigned by Section 141.001 of this code.

(3)  "Research program" means research conducted by separate research divisions, including research bureaus or institutes and separately budgeted or financed research investigations, that is subject to evaluation and review under this chapter, but does not include departmental research not separately budgeted or financed or contract research and services.

(4)  "Institution of higher education" has the meaning assigned by Section 61.003(8) of this code.

Added by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 823, Sec. 3.08, eff. June 20, 1987.



Section  144.002.  Establishment; Purpose.

The research assessment program is established to provide for biennial review and evaluation by the coordinating board of all research programs in all public institutions of higher education.

Added by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 823, Sec. 3.08, eff. June 20, 1987.



Section  144.003.  Guidelines And Procedures.

(a) The coordinating board shall appoint an advisory committee consisting of representatives of higher education and private enterprise and other experts in relevant research areas to review and evaluate the research programs.

(b)  The coordinating board with the advice of the advisory committee shall develop guidelines and procedures to evaluate the research programs for intrinsic merit, research performance, and the potential contribution of the research to the development of knowledge and instruction in advanced and emerging technologies and the economic growth of this state.

Added by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 823, Sec. 3.08, eff. June 20, 1987.



Section  144.004.  Report Of Findings.

(a) Not later than September 1 of the second year of each biennium, the coordinating board shall report to the Legislative Budget Board the preliminary findings of the advisory committee's assessment conducted under this chapter and make recommendations concerning reauthorization, revision, or discontinuation of each research program.

(b)  The Legislative Budget Board shall determine the schedule for the review of the research and technology programs that are subject to biennial review and evaluation under this chapter.

Added by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 823, Sec. 3.08, eff. June 20, 1987.


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