Law:Title 3. Higher Education. Subtitle H. Research In Higher Education from Chapter 148. The Texas-international Educational Development Program (Texas)

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Subtitle H. Research In Higher Education

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Chapter 148. The Texas-international Educational Development Program

Section  148.001.  Definitions.

In this chapter:

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

(2)  "Institution of higher education" means an institution of higher education as defined by Section 61.003 of this code or a private institution of higher education located in this state that issues degrees in this state and is accredited by a recognized accrediting agency as defined by Section 61.003 of this code.

Added by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 18, Sec. 2, eff. April 11, 1991.



Section  148.002.  Establishment; Purpose.

(a) It is essential to the state's economic growth that the state maintain a competitive position in the global economy and that public and private institutions of higher education coordinate programs for international awareness. The Texas-International educational development program is established as a means to accomplish this purpose in coordination with the Texas-Mexico educational development program provided by Chapter 147 of this code to improve the state's economic growth through its relationship with Mexico.

(b)  Providing appropriated funds to the Texas-International educational development program to be awarded to eligible institutions to develop programs for the enhancement of foreign language proficiency, geographic awareness, understanding of cultural diversity and of international business practices and for the coordination of efforts among institutions of higher education will enhance the state's economic growth.

Added by Acts 1991 72nd Leg., ch. 18, Sec. 2, eff. April 11, 1991.



Section  148.003.  Administration; Guidelines And Procedures.

(a) The coordinating board shall administer the Texas-International educational development program.

(b)  The coordinating board shall appoint an advisory committee that consists of experts in the priority program areas to advise the coordinating board regarding the board's development of priorities, guidelines, and procedures for the selection of specific projects at institutions of higher education. To be designated as an eligible institution, an institution of higher education must demonstrate exceptional capability to attract federal, state, and private funding for programs enhancing foreign language proficiency, geographic awareness, understanding of cultural diversity, and research on international business practices.

(c)  The guidelines and procedures developed by the coordinating board under Subsection (b) of this section shall provide for awards on a competitive basis. The coordinating board shall encourage projects that leverage funds or cooperative program support from other sources and that encourage collaborative efforts:

(1)  across academic disciplines;

(2)  among two or more eligible institutions; or

(3)  between an eligible institution or institutions and private industry.

Added by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 18, Sec. 2, eff. April 11, 1991.



Section  148.004.  Texas-international Educational Development Fund.

(a) The Texas-International Educational Development Fund is an account in the general revenue fund.

(b)  Funds that may be credited to the account include gifts, grants, and legislative appropriations.

(c)  The money in the Texas-International Educational Development Fund may be used only for the Texas-International educational development program.

(d)  From funds appropriated, the comptroller of public accounts shall issue warrants to each eligible institution in the amount certified by the advisory committee to the comptroller.

(e)  Projects shall be reviewed and funded each biennium.

Added by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 18, Sec. 2, eff. April 11, 1991.



Section  148.005.  Progress Reports.

An institution receiving funds under this chapter shall report on the progress of the funded project to the governor and the legislature not later than September 1 of each year.

Added by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 18, Sec. 2, eff. April 11, 1991.



Section  148.006.  Merit Review.

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

(b)  The coordinating board shall evaluate the effectiveness of the Texas-International educational development program and report its findings to the legislature and governor not later than September 1 of the second year of each biennium.

Added by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 18, Sec. 2, eff. April 11, 1991.


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