Closing the Gaps by 2015
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board is dedicated to meeting the goals of the state’s higher education plan, Closing the Gaps by 2015.
If Texas achieves these goals, the state’s economy will experience estimated increases of $489 billion in total spending, $194 billion in gross state product, and $122 billion in personal income as well as the creation of over 1,023,000 new jobs by the year 2030.
The state’s return on its investment in higher education is estimated at $8.08 for every $1 invested.* Policymakers, education leaders, the business community, students and families – in fact, all Texans - have a vested interest in meeting the goals of Closing the Gaps to help ensure a prosperous future for our great state.
As UTB/TSC faculty, our role for recruitment and retention is to provide students with the best educational experiences in and outside the classroom. We are committed to faculty and student connections, to undergraduates participating in research and scholarship activities, and providing the academic and social support that students need for success.
For more information on how you can help, log into your bcpImpact account and go to How We Can Help You and How You Can Help Students These sections give you the information you need to engage students in and outside the classroom.
To read about these initiatives and other statewide activities pertaining to student success go to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.