New On-line Law For Higher Education Has Texas Schools Scrambling

By: AP & Houston Chronicle
By: AP & Houston Chronicle

HOUSTON (AP) - A Texas law that takes effect this fall requires
public colleges and universities to make more detailed class
descriptions available on-line.

The Houston Chronicle reported Monday that some schools are
scrambling to find the money to institute the new law.

State Rep. Lois Kolkhorst of Brenham says higher education is
one of the largest investments a person makes. Her bill marks the
first time all public institutions in Texas have been ordered to
make more information available to students and anyone else who
cares to look.

Martyn Gunn, vice provost for academic affairs at Texas A&M
University, says the school is faced with laying off faculty in the
next biennium to meet projected state budget cuts, and "here we
are spending a couple of hundred thousand dollars to implement
this."


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