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.
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.
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
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.