Graduate Education Advisory Committee (GEAC)

When: 10/03/2018 10:00 AM-02:30 PM
Where: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 1200 E. Anderson Lane, Austin, TX - Board Room


  1. Welcome, introductions, and call to order

  2. Review of meeting procedures

  3. Consideration and approval of Summary Notes from the May 16, 2018 meeting

  4. Update on Graduate Education Advisory Committee (GEAC) presentation to the Committee on Academic Workforce and Success (CAWS) September 27, 2018 meeting

  5. Update on and discussion of the Strategic Plan for Graduate Education

  6. Discussion of multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary program characteristics, definitions, and distinctions

  7. Discussion of capacity and expansion of graduate programs

  8. Lunch

  9. Discussion of student support characteristics and considerations

  10. Discussion of microcredential characteristics, definitions, and considerations

  11. Discussion of online graduate education

  12. Update on Learning Technology Advisory Committee (LTAC) and GEAC future meeting

  13. Update on Coordinating Board activities

  14. Discussion of future agenda items

  15. Adjournment

This meeting will be web-cast on the Coordinating Board’s website at:


(YouTube Play Graduate Education Advisory Committee (GEAC) YouTube Video)

Texas Penal Code Section 46.035(c) states: "A license holder commits an offense if the license holder intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly carries a handgun under the authority of Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code, regardless of whether the handgun is concealed or carried in a shoulder or belt holster, in the room or rooms where a meeting of a governmental entity is held and if the meeting is an open meeting subject to Chapter 551, Government Code, and the entity provided notice as required by that chapter." Thus, no person can carry a handgun and enter the room or rooms where a meeting of the THECB is held if the meeting is an open meeting subject to Chapter 551, Government Code.

Please Note that this governmental meeting is, in the opinion of counsel representing THECB, an open meeting subject to Chapter 551, Government Code and THECB is providing notice of this meeting as required by Chapter 551. In addition, please note that the written communication required by Texas Penal Code Sections 30.06 and 30.07, prohibiting both concealed and open carry of handguns by Government Code Chapter 411 licensees, will be posted at the entrances to this governmental meeting.