FLORENCE – The Higher Education Study Committee, created by the South Carolina General Assembly in 2007, will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 6 p.m. in the Cauthen Educational Media Center’s Lowrimore Auditorium at Francis Marion University. The purpose of the meeting is to present the committee’s draft recommendations for an action plan for higher education and to seek public input prior to the release of the full report.
The public is welcome and encouraged to take part in this process. The committee will hold these public hearings statewide in 10 cities.
The committee has developed an Action Plan Framework centered on four goals including 1) making South Carolina one of the most educated states, 2) increasing research and innovation, 3) making South Carolina a leader in workforce training and educational services and 4) realizing South Carolina’s potential: resources and effectiveness. The study committee is seeking public input on their recommendations prior to releasing a full report to the General Assembly in December.
The meeting is hosted by Francis Marion University, and the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education. For more information about the study committee, please visit http://www.che.sc.gov/InfoCntr/HiEdStudyComm.htm .