COLUMBUS - 

Chairman of the House Higher Education Study Committee Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville) has announced the committee’s hearing schedule and agenda for the remainder of the summer.


“A high-quality education system is critical not only for individuals’ success but also the long-term viability of Ohio’s economy,” said Rosenberger. “The Higher Education Study Committee is an opportunity to follow up on outstanding issues raised during the budget process as well as identify additional policies designed to strengthen Ohio’s education system. It is my hope that information gathered through these hearings will form the basis for initiatives designed to support and expanded ongoing reform efforts.”


The study committee agenda is as follows:


August 8, 2013: Miami University, Oxford – 10 a.m. to noon
Higher Education – Workforce Connection
• Sustainable funding for co-ops and internships
• Commercialization of student work
• Improving workforce and education alignment


August 14, 2013: University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College – 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Multiple Higher Education Pathways
• Transferability of credits
• Program accreditation
• “Stackable” certificates
• Adult education
• Gateway course reform


August 20, 2013: Penta Career Center, Perrysburg – 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Transitioning to Higher Education and the Workforce
• Dual enrollment programs
• Improved student preparation/reducing remediation rates
• Developmental education reform
• Higher education – high school alignment project
• Career counseling
• What parents need to know about higher education


September 4, 2013: University of Mount Union, Alliance – 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. 
Affording Higher Education
• OCOG
• 529 Plans
• Financial aid
• Managing student debt


September 9, 2013: Columbus State Community College – 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Reducing the High Cost of Higher Education
• Faculty workloads
• Role of technology/blended learning
• State funding
• Institutional collaboration and partnerships


September 19, 2013: Kaplan College, Dayton – 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Serving Non-Traditional Students
• Financial aid
• Addressing skill/knowledge gaps
• Mid-life career changes
• Academic and nonacademic support


Members of the study committee include Rep. Rosenberger (chair), Rep. Christina Hagan (vice chair), Rep. Richard Adams, Rep. Tim Derickson, Rep. Heather Bishoff, Rep. Dan Ramos, Rep. Michael Stinziano.

 
 
 
  
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