The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) received a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to create a consumer-focused 60x30TX website that promotes the new strategic plan for higher education in Texas. As a result of receiving the grant, the Texas Tribune has agreed to promote the new 60x30TX website for the first two months of its launch.
The 60x30TX website will socialize the strategic plan, through an interactive platform with filterable data relevant to each of the four goals. It will make information easily accessible to a wide range of consumers, from media and legislators to students and families, providing readily accessible information drawn from the accountability website.
Although the grant is mostly geared toward the development of the website, it will also enable the THECB to employ a full-time staff person to train others in use of the data on the 60x30TX website and the new accountability system. Having a staff member available for training and presentation of the data is imperative and will help in the successful promotion of the strategic plan.
As a Board member, you can help promote the new 60x30TX site sharing it with stakeholders in your community and region. All promotional activities will include a link to the 60x30TX website.
More details will be provided as we get closer to “go live.”