VCs Byerly named to Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board committee
Dr. Ed Byerly

Victoria College History and Geography Professor Dr. Edward Byerly has been appointed to the Undergraduate Education Advisory Committee (UEAC) by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB).

Byerly, who was appointed in August, will serve a three-year term for the UEAC, which “serves as a forum for problem solving and the generation of good ideas to promote undergraduate education that reflect the goals of Texas’ higher education plan, 60x30TX,” according to the THECB website.

“I wanted to serve on the committee in order to learn more about and participate in decision-making processes at the state level,” Byerly said. “I’m especially interested in issues related to assessment of the state’s core learning outcomes for colleges and universities and the implementation of the state’s new 15-year strategic plan for higher education.

“The overarching goal of this plan is that by 2030, 60 percent of all Texans aged 25-34 will possess a college credential in the form of either a professional certification or a degree. The plan emphasizes development of marketable skills while at the same time working to stem the rising costs of a college education.”

The UEAC is comprised of representatives from community and technical colleges, universities, health-related institutions, independent colleges and universities and one nonvoting student member.

“Dr. Byerly brings more than 25 years of teaching experience and service to higher education to this committee and we are excited for him to be included in any conversation on the future of higher education in Texas,” VC President Dr. David Hinds said.

Published: Wednesday, 12 October 2016

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