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The Brownsville Herald
UTB sports to be eliminated in UTRGV merger

April 3, 2014

KGBT-TV Channel 4
UTRGV to have NCAA Division I athletic program

April 2, 2014

Valley Morning Star
UT System chancellor visits RAHC

March 27, 2014


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The Regents envision an "Emerging Research University” for the Rio Grande Valley, which the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board defines as follows. Emerging Research Universities are educational, scientific, engineering, business and cultural resource centers committed to the three-fold mission of teaching, research and service. As universities with extensive educational programs, academic efforts are directed to applied and basic research in selected fields, teaching and scholarship, and creative activities. The universities encourage faculty members to be active researchers/creators in their respective disciplines and to involve both undergraduate and graduate students in research and creative pursuits. Emerging Research universities are expected to: Offer a comprehensive range of excellent undergraduate and graduate programs; Award at least 30 PhD degrees annually, based on a rolling average of two consecutive years of degree production; Generate at least 20% of the research universities’ criteria for restricted research expenditures (20% of $150 million, adjusted for inflation), as determined by a rolling two-year average.



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