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About TSGC

MISSION STATEMENT

15th YEAR REPORT

10th YEAR REPORT

1: National Space Grant College & Fellowship Program Objectives

2: Texas Space Grant

3: Organization

4: Higher Education Programs

5: Outreach/Public Service Programs

6: Research Programs

7: Weaknesses and Solutions

8: Closing Remarks/Fact Sheet

10th Year Report

7. Weaknesses and Solutions

The TSGC Board of Directors meets at least twice a year. At each meeting, with the input of the TSGC staff and general membership, the BOD evaluates the effectiveness of all TSGC activities and makes appropriate modifications. Three weaknesses that have been identified are listed below.

 


7.1	Industry Involvement

In the last five years TSGC programs have had various levels of success with involving Texas industry in its programs. To address this issue (see section 6.5), TSGC initiated the Cooperative Space Research Program (SRP). This program concentrates on research in direct support of the Human Exploration and Development of Space NASA Strategic Enterprise by providing up to $50,000 of TSGC funds with a required minimum dollar for dollar match from Texas industry. The project recently began its second round of requests for proposals.

 


7.2	Community College Involvement

As discussed in section 4.6, TSGC has not actively pursued ties with Community Colleges except on an individual basis. In an effort to improve these ties and increase the involvement of Community Colleges, TSGC has recommissioned a task force to address this issue. The task force will report to the BOD in the spring and fall of

 


7.3	Documentation of Accomplishments

The vast majority of TSGC's documentation is summarized on the world wide web. We are moving toward a much more web intensive documentation reporting system. We have found it necessary to maintain duplicate sets of documentation because it is extremely difficult to perform consortium management functions using the Consortium Management and Information System (CMIS). Although we have documentation to support all facts and figures quoted in this report, greater efforts must be made to increase the quality of program documentation that we are able to produce.

 

 

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