Reports Submitted to the Provost
Fifth-Year Report of the Financial Literacy Committee (PDF, 110 KB)
The committee completed its fifth year of work to meet its charge to "facilitate financial literacy among students and minimize their potential for defaulting on federal and other student loans." Included are some of the goals set forth by the committee for its fifth year of work and the related progress that has been made toward each.
Roles and Responsibilities of Faculty to Support Students Facing Mental Health Challenges: Final Report from the Faculty Workgroup for Supporting Students Facing Mental Health Challenges (PDF, 179 KB)
To address the rising cases of students experiencing mental health challenges, Dr. Gene Bourgeois, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, formed a Faculty Workgroup Spring 2020. The Provost’s charge for the Faculty Workgroup was to “develop recommendations on the roles and responsibilities of faculty members dealing with students facing mental health challenges.”
: First Year Report from the Managing Textbooks Costs Committee Affordable Learning Materials and Texas State University (PDF, 833 KB)
This report incorporates a definition of affordable learning materials that includes OER, texts and resources that are free or at a low cost to students such as journal articles or library texts, and commercial textbook discount purchase plans commonly referenced as inclusive-access arrangements. Finally, a set of short and long-term recommendations for action are proffered.