Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Advisory Committees
Student Involvement at the State Level
Section 61.071 of the Education Code authorizes the Coordinating Board to appoint non-voting student representatives to the Coordinating Board advisory committees for a term not to be less than two years, beginning June 1, 2013 and ending May 31, 2015.
Applications should be received by the Student Government Association (SGA) by Friday, November 9, for full consideration. The SGA will make recommendations with regard to those applications that should be forwarded to a committee chaired by the Vice President for Student Affairs. This Committee will make recommendations to the Chancellor, who will nominate two nominees to the Coordinating Board for consideration. Appointments will be made on February 1, 2013. Available Advisory Committee Positions:
- Apply Texas Advisory Committee: to revise and improve as needed a common admission application form.
- Distance Education Advisory Committee: to review all proposed doctoral programs that will be offered at a distance and make recommendations to the CB staff.
- Financial Aid Advisory Committee: Assist the Cooridinating Board in proposing changes to state financial aid program rule and policies.
- Graduate Education Advisory Committee: Provide recommendations to Coordinating Board regarding graduate education in Texas.
- Undergraduate Education Advisory Committee: Provide recommendations to Coordinating Board regarding undergraduate education in Texas.
Qualifications: (1) Be enrolled at a public institution of higher education; (2) Be in good academic standing; (3) Commit to fulfill all advisory committee related responsibilities during their term of service including attendance at all advisory committee meetings; and (4) Have a strong drive and self-motivation to contribute to the progress of higher education in Texas. If appointed: The student representative must continue to maintain a GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale; maintain enrollment at a public institution of higher education for the duration of the term; and maintain a state-wide perspective on higher education (as opposed to representing any single college or university).
The student representatives shall enjoy the same rights as other members of advisory committees, except the right to vote or be counted towards a quorum for official committee business. The student representative serves without compensation; however, the University of Houston will help defray the cost of travel incurred while a student serves.
Hard copies of this information can be obtained from either the Student Government Office (UC Room 264), the Dean of Students Office (UC Room 252), or the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs (E. Cullen Room 114). A resume and unofficial transcript must be submitted along with each application to the Student Government Association office by noon, Friday, November 9, 2012 or via email at email@example.com.
For more information contact the Student Government Association office at 832-842-6225 or the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs at 713-743-5390