The purpose of this request for the Professional Development Program Supporting HB 2223 (PD-HB2223) is to award up to three (3) grants that will provide targeted professional development support to Texas public institutions of higher education in order to develop, scale, and enhance comprehensive strategies and activities to meet the requirements of House Bill 2223 (85th Texas Legislature, Regular Session). House Bill 2223 mandates that a certain percentage of the institution’s underprepared students who are enrolled in developmental education coursework be enrolled in corequisite model(s). Such models are designed to accelerate students through milestones towards successful completions and transfers as outlined in the state’s higher education strategic plan, 60x30TX.
THECB encourages applications from eligible institutions and Texas-based non-profits with a wide range of experience with organizing and implementing a variety of professional developmental activities, both in-person and technologically-based, that can support institutions’ efforts to meet the requirements of HB 2223. Application must include evidence of experience in delivering professional development activities and other evidence, such as participant evaluations, which help demonstrate the quality and impact of activities provided.